Homeless Crisis

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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has  indicated ‘cautious support’ for the plan.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/ Bloomberg

The Department of Finance last year sought guarantees that 1,300 houses controlled by the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) would continue to be(...)

The  Reception and Integration Agency refused the homeless asylum seeker accommodation during last year’s snowstorms

A homeless asylum seeker had to sleep in a mosque during the Beast from the East snowstorms last year after he was told there was no room at any direc(...)

The research found that a quarter of those surveyed would be willing to pay 40 per cent more than their rent in order to own a home. Photograph: iStock

The Government has been told that there is a “strong argument” to retain strict rules on mortgage borrowing due to Irish borrowers’ capacity to take o(...)

PAC member Catherine Connolly:  “These payments are going directly to the private market that’s unsustainable, where rents are going up and up and up. Rents are absolutely unsustainable.”

More than 80,000 households would be “out on the streets” if Government took the “populist” decision to get rid of the Housing Assistance Payment (Hap(...)

Dublin City Council said “old flat complexes”, such as Dolphin House were costly to refurbish (above, in 2016, with then minister for housing Simon Coveney and residents). Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council spent more than €200,000 refurbishing one void housing unit in Sandycove last year. The council spent in exces(...)

Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan’s comments echo even more inflammatory comments made just more than a year ago by the former chairman of the State’s Housing Agency Conor Skehan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Comments by Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan in relation to homeless provision in Dublin were certainly inflammatory, and probably il(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: the department has been seeking ways to make it less attractive for people to turn down offers of social housing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Families who turn down two offers of social housing will not receive another offer for five years under a change in policy set to be introduced by the(...)

New recruits: Ollie O’Connor of the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel said when they joined up, they were young fit men and women. ‘They didn’t put up their hands to become homeless veterans.’ Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Former members of the Defence Forces are to highlight the plight of homeless veterans by camping on the streets of Dublin in sleeping bags made of fab(...)

James Reilly pictured at his Anglo-Irish mansion on 82 acres in Co Offaly in 2016 as it was put up for sale. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former minister for health James Reilly is calling for tax incentives to encourage people over the age of 55 to vacate large houses to help ease the h(...)

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke

More than 800 children treated at the emergency department at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin last year were homeless, and more(...)

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