The decrease in family homelessness last month was ‘seasonal’ and will likely be reversed next month, homelessness charities have warned. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The decrease in family homelessness last month was “seasonal” and will likely be reversed next month, homelessness charities have warned. Figures pu(...)

“The reality of HAP is that it is an insecure and private contractual arrangement that can be pulled from under the tenant’s feet at the mercy of their landlord.” Photograph: Getty Images

A key aspect of the Government’s strategy to deliver social housing is not working for an increasing number of families, housing experts have warned. (...)

The “spring” rough-sleeper count, conducted on April 4th, found 138 people spending the night on the capital’s streets. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has increased by 35 per cent in a year, the latest figures show. The “spring” rough-sleeper count, con(...)

Focus Ireland said the Impact of long periods in homelessness is devastating. Photograph: Getty Images

Young adults are now the fastest increasing age group in homelessness, the latest figures show. Groups working with the homeless are calling for mea(...)

“The Taoiseach keeps talking about the emergency response to homelessness as if that is good enough.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The 100 ‘cold weather’ beds being offered in Dublin this month, to take rough sleepers off the streets during the winter, are unlikely to close as pl(...)

Roughan McNamara, campaigns and advocacy manager with Focus Ireland, said: “We are starting to see people in mortgage arrears coming to our services looking for advice. The majority at this stage are looking to know what their options are, though some are already homeless.” File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Households in mortgage arrears are seeking support from homelessness charities in increasing numbers. Roughan McNamara, campaigns and advocacy manage(...)