The study looked at some 18 people over the course of 25 months from the time that they moved into employment with support from Cork Simon.

Employment can prove a huge help to those trying to get out of homelessness but co-ordinated support systems are needed if people are to successfully (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

The number of people turning to Cork Simon after becoming homeless reached its highest level in five years in 2013 with the number of people sleeping rough on the streets of the city rising to 174 people. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The number of people turning to Cork Simon after becoming homeless reached its highest level in five years in 2013 with the number of people sleeping (...)