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One silver lining for the homeless during the pandemic has been improved funding and services, though for some it has meant increased isolation and(...)

Gary Buckley (44) from Drogheda, Co Louth, is staying at the Peter McVerry Trust facility at the Maldron Hotel, Pearse Street.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The coronavirus pandemic has provided a “hidden opportunity” for homeless services, allowing them to move more people off the streets and into housing(...)

The Peter McVerry Trust says the SI30 regulation is  particularly successful in boosting the organisation’s supply of one-bedroomed apartments. Photograph: Getty Images

Leading housing charity Peter McVerry Trust wants the Government to extend a planning rule that allows vacant commercial buildings to be converted for(...)

Peter McVerry Trust CEO Pat Doyle: Charity used Chinese cash to buy seven properties  for social housing. Photography: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Housing charity Peter McVerry Trust raised €1.6 million through a Government cash-for-residency scheme that has lured more than €820 million in total (...)

Charities welcomed the overall decline in the past year though noted the increase of 59 children and 22 adults since September with caution. File photograph: Getty

The number of homeless, single adults in Dublin has surpassed 3,000 for the first time since records began in their current format in late 2015. The (...)

The Irish Council for Social Housing said the capital investment in public housing was a “positive response to the scale of the housing crisis”. File photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

The construction of an additional 593 social homes is planned next year as part of the €5.2 billion budget allocation to the Department of Housing. M(...)

The high cost of rent for a single person is seen as one of the reasons for the rise in the number of  homeless single adults. Photograph: The Irish Times

The number of homeless single adults increased again last month, even as the number of homeless overall fell by 26, from 8,728 in July to 8,702 in Aug(...)

Anne Marie McEneaney after she moved into her new home. Photograph: Peter McVerry Trust

Homeless for 11 years, and having slept on the streets, various hostels and in a woods, Anne Marie McEneaney never thought she would have a place to c(...)

Homeless Ray Halpin (left) and Cameron Neilson, who stay at the Phoenix Lodge shelter in Parkgate Street. The men were signatories to a letter sent to The Irish Times about the lack of social distancing in their accommodation. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Earlier this week, this paper published a letter from four homeless men highlighting their difficulties self-isolating in the coronavirus crisis. One (...)

Alan Bailey, a volunteer and co-ordinator at the Capuchin Centre, is pictured outside the premises on Bow Street in Dublin. The centre has converted a room for use in isolating people if necessary. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Homeless services were ramping up precautions against coronavirus as the HSE issued “guidance for homeless and vulnerable groups” to operators of “hos(...)

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