Homeless Crisis

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The Dublin Simon Community has reported an 18 per cent increase in demand for homeless healthcare services. File photograph: The Irish Times

A homelessness charity in Dublin made an average of two “critical interventions” to people with suicidality per day last year, according to its annual(...)

In the UK and Europe, in between the contractor and speculative developer approach lies a third procurement model that is ideal for providing high volumes of houses at affordable prices. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The supply of new housing in 2019 was 21,000 while the need was between 35,000 and 45,000, depending on which analysis you read. The Government has (...)

Sales of houses and apartments in Cork – the second-largest market – were down 20 per cent to 2,304. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The impact of coronavirus restrictions has had a significant impact on the residential property market with sales of houses and apartments down 23 per(...)

The delivery of high-quality, owner-occupied homes built – as they are now – efficiently by the private sector, should be encouraged and facilitated. Photograph:  David Gannon/AFP via Getty Images

The national response to the Covid-19 emergency shows how a small, close-knit country like Ireland can lead the world in dealing with a severe crisis.(...)

There are 413 families now in hotels – the lowest number since August 2015 and less than half the peak number of 871 in March 2017. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of homeless families living in Dublin hotels has hit a five-year low, according to a new report from Dublin City Council. However, concern(...)

Roseanne Joyce with three of her five children – Johanna Rose, David and Danny – in the car they live in outside the offices of Tipperary County Council in Nenagh. Photograph: John D Kelly

A Tipperary mother says she has been sleeping in her car with her five children since last week because she cannot get emergency accommodation. Rosea(...)

The man, believed to be from west Dublin, was known to homeless services for some time and was found by volunteers who went to liaise with him. Photograph: iStock

A young homeless man has been found dead in central Dublin. The 19-year-old, who had been sleeping rough and at times living out of a car, was found (...)

Dublin Simon Community chief executive Sam McGuinness welcomed the decline in homelessness.

The Government has been told it must not return to pre-Covid homelessness strategies, as latest figures indicated another drop in the level of people (...)

The exterior of 422 North Circular Road, playwright Seán O’Casey’s last residence. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The purchase of the last Dublin home of playwright Sean O’Casey by Dublin City Council is unlikely to go ahead, due to Coronavirus funding constraints(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the work of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive has been a “significant factor” behind the decrease. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The number of homeless people in the State fell for the third consecutive month in April, with fewer people living in emergency accommodation than at (...)

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