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Gardaí have begun an investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a woman in an alleyway near Cork city centre in the early hours of Thursday morni(...)

Four homeless men have died on the streets in Cork this year. File photograph

Providing more secure accommodation is key to reducing both the number of people sleeping rough, and the risk of people dying on the streets, accordin(...)

An additional 15 emergency accommodation places through the Cork Simon’s Nightlight service meant that  425 people we assisted last year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of people sleeping rough in Cork fell by almost a quarter last year, homelessness charity Cork Simon has said. Cork Simon director Dr Derm(...)

It is understood the man had been availing of services provided by Cork Simon based on nearby Anderson’s Quay.

The body of a homeless man in his 30s was found in Cork city centre this Monday afternoon. Gardaí say that they are not treating the death of the man(...)

A man  died from mechanical asphyxia after being thrown down a rubbish chute in an apartment complex in Cork city, a prosecutor has said.

A man who had fallen on hard times died from mechanical asphyxia after being thrown down a rubbish chute in an apartment complex in Cork city, a prose(...)

Provision was ‘not a solution’ to people getting back into independent accommodation. Photograph: Getty Images

Long-term stays in emergency accommodation are not helping homeless people overcome the factors which forced them into homelessness in the first place(...)

Cork Simon described 2017 as yet another ‘very challenging year’ for the charity. Photograph: iStock

The homelessness crisis in Cork reached record levels last year, according to Cork Simon, which said 2017 was its busiest year ever. More than 1,400 (...)

Wandesford  Quay, off Washington Street, in Cork city centre. Image: Google Streetview

A homeless man was found dead in a doorway in Cork city early on Sunday morning. The 53-year-old’s body was discovered on Wandesford Quay off Washing(...)

English Market fishmonger Pat O’Connell: “it looks to be very organised with one set begging and then others collecting from them.” Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Traders in Cork have raised concerns about a group of Romanian men and women begging on the streets of the city centre in the run up to Christmas. Co(...)

The continuing housing and homeless crisis meant all of the community’s services were operating at or above capacity. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Cork Simon will open an emergency shelter in the city this winter as the housing and homelessness crisis continues to worsen. Record numbers accessed(...)

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