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 Dolores O Brien and her five children have moved into their new home  in the Chanel Manor development in Coolock, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Two new social housing schemes, at differing stages of development by housing bodies, were announced in north Dublin on Monday. At Coldwinters in Fin(...)

The apartment complex at 181-187 Townsend Street in Dublin will be redeveloped to provide housing for homeless adults. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

One of Dublin’s oldest purpose-built flat complexes, which has been vacant for almost seven years, is to be redeveloped by the Peter McVerry Trust to (...)

A rough sleeper outside the GPO in   Dublin City Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has increased by a third (33 per cent) since April, the latest official figures show, reaching a record (...)

Pat Doyle: “Housing First means you offer the person the keys to a home straightaway rather than put them through treatment and other programmes first.” Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

There is a big difference to responding to a crisis and merely reacting to it, according to Peter McVerry Trust chief executive Pat Doyle. “Providing (...)

Fr Peter McVerry:  2016 had been “the most difficult and challenging year” in the 33-year history of the organisation. “Thousands of homeless children has become the norm.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Constantly increasing the supply of emergency accommodation for homeless people will not solve the housing crisis, while a lack of public investment i(...)

Extended hours will be in operation at the Peter McVerry homeless youth café on Berkeley Street.  File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An additional 200 beds are to be made available for rough sleepers in Dublin on Monday evening, The temporary accommodation spaces have been sourced (...)

The housing crisis may not be of Fine Gael’s making – the building and banking sectors imploded on Fianna Fáil’s watch – but the Government’s efforts to repair the situation, through delay and undue reliance on the private sector, have not impressed. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Government must fund local authorities to build affordable rental housing, a homelessness charity has said. Reacting to the latest data from prop(...)

Minister of State for Drugs Catherine Byrne, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris  at the publication of the national drugs strategy. Photograph: Collins

Drug campaigner groups have welcomed the news the Government is considering decriminalising possession of small quantities of drugs. Possession of dr(...)

Leaving Cert physics: students were “generally happy” and had a good choice of questions. Photograph: iStock

Students were “generally happy” and felt they had a good choice of questions in today’s Leaving Cert physics exams. Teresa Considine, a teacher (...)

Minister of State for Housing Damien English TD speaks to Fr Peter McVerry, at the launch of the Peter McVerry Trust’s latest social housing scheme at North William Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A block of abandoned bedsits that was scheduled for demolition has been turned into modern apartments which will house 11 homeless people in Dublin’s (...)

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