Rough calculation: there are 6,317 homeless adults  nationwide and   around 183,000 vacant properties. Photograph: Artur Widak/Getty

When describing social and behavioural change, probably the finest, and certainly most thoughtful, Irish economist of his generation, Eric Lonergan, s(...)

Schoolchildren should know nothing of anxiety and homelessness, but they do, and to disturbing and unacceptable levels.  Photograph: iStock

Eamonn seemed a perfectly normal pupil when he started secondary school in 2017, and until Christmas of second year too, which is when the sporadic ab(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘A choice of schools may not be possible or practicable in all areas.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Parents must get more choice for their children’s education in any new covenant between the State, churches and other ethical bodies, Taoiseach Leo Va(...)

Pictures of the interior of the new 70-person hostel on Ellis Quay.

Fr Peter McVerry has said two new homeless shelters opening in Dublin on Friday will encourage some vulnerable people to remain on the streets due to (...)

 Tim Schmalz with his homeless Jesus Statue which is being gifted to Ireland by a benafactor. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

On Good Friday, April 3rd, a controversial sculpture known as “Homeless Jesus” will be blessed and consecrated at Christ Church cathedral by the Ver(...)