Located in the heart of the community, St Andrew’s Resource Centre on Pearse Street in Dublin city centre  is easily accessible and proactively engages with local people as their needs and aspirations change. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The search for “joined-up government” is a constant theme in the pursuit of more effective public policies. As the functions of government have develo(...)

Sr Stan made an urgent appeal for donations as she launched Focus Ireland’s Christmas appeal with the charity’s youngest supporter, 3-week old Amélie Conney, and mother her Aoife who works for the charity.  Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

More than 140 children have been born into homeless families in Dublin this year, the charity Focus Ireland said as it called on the Government to gua(...)

Focus Ireland CEO Pat Dennigan: ’Sometimes I think that many people have come to believe that it is impossible to end homelessness’

More than 15,500 people were supported by Focus Ireland last year, a record number for the homeless charity. The figures are a rise of more than 7 p(...)

 From left: Kennedy Wilson’s Capital Dock   Mary Ricks, the company’s chairman William J. McMorrow and Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe   inspect the company’s new Capital Dock scheme.

One of the great fault lines of our time is housing or, to give it its precise nuance, housing insecurity. The great divide between those that can aff(...)

Larry McMahon, Mary Bowden and Lena Kenny  at the Prague House Care Company, Chapel St, Freshford, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The future accommodation of almost 300 older people in the southeast is in doubt unless a new funding stream can be found for their accommodation. Ji(...)

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 (...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “People have underestimated the effect of the [child sexual] scandals on young people.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The low standing of women in the Catholic Church is the most significant reason for the feeling of alienation towards it in Ireland today, Archbishop(...)

 Fr Mark Patrick Hederman: “I never wanted to be a priest, never had the vocation.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Moralising will not help us understand the wave of sexual harassment and child abuse cases that have emerged nationally and internationally, says Mark(...)

Urgent appeal: Sr Stan with Sean Wade, Sarah Moran and their children, Zoe, Summer and Sean, who were homeless for more than two years when they lost their home in the private rented market.

Some children have been born into homelessness and will spend their first Christmas stuck with their family in the one little room they have been forc(...)

Bill Clinton speaking at DCU, where he was conferred with an honorary doctorate. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bill Clinton has warned that the rise of nationalism and tribalism across the world threatens to undo achievements such as the Belfast Agreement. The(...)

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