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Sr Stanislaus Kennedy,  president, Focus Ireland: ‘Homelessness is solvable. It isn’t a natural disaster. It can be solved with the right priorities.’ Photograph:  Don Moloney

The homeless crisis is affecting not only thousands of people in emergency accommodation but is “damaging the fabric of our society”, the founder of (...)

 Sr Stanislaus Kennedy said she was ‘deeply concerned’ at the Government’s continued emphasis on family hubs as a means to address the crisis for families.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As new figures show a huge increase in the number of homeless families, two of Ireland’s leading housing campaigners say they have “lost all confidenc(...)

 Minister for Housing,Eoghan Murphy at the opening of 28 new homes at Greenmount Close, Harold’s Cross, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Government policies to tackle homelessness are failing because they show too much concern for “the market”, veteran housing campaigner Sr Stanisluas K(...)

A Fante painting from John Cunningham’s collection. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Along one of Ranelagh’s leafier secluded roads, beyond the railings of a modest semi-detached house lies a virtual Aladdin’s Cave of art and sculpture(...)

“Families who are homeless are often squeezed into one tiny hotel room – nowhere to cook or for children to play.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 72 families with children presented to homeless services in Dublin in October, according to new figures from Focus Ireland. The charity, which i(...)

Government decisions were directly forcing people into homelessness, the founder of the main charity in Dublin working with homeless families has said(...)

 Fr Peter McVerry said that hitherto, the issue of homelessness was not a major issue for the main political parties as they didn’t see the homeless as voters. File photograph: David Ryder/Reuters

Campaigner for the homeless, Fr Peter McVerry has backed a call by founder of Focus Ireland, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy to hold a referendum on the right t(...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy at the National Gallery during the unveiling of her portrait by artist Vera Klute where it has entered the portrait collection of the National Gallery. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A new painting to the social justice campaigner Sr Stanislaus Kennedy has entered the portrait collection of the National Gallery of Ireland. Sr Stan (...)

 Mark Kennedy, chairman The Homeless Oversight Group, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy  and Mark Byrne, CEO, at the launch of the Focus Ireland Annual Report, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

One family a day is ending up homeless despite repeated Government pledges to tackle the housing crisis, campaigners have warned.Speaking at the launc(...)