Homeless Crisis

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Focus Ireland says homelessness has got worse since a ban on evictions introduced early in the Covid-19 pandemic ended. Photograph: Damien Eagers

The number of homeless people in the State increased by more than 300 last month to 9,492, the latest Department of Housing figures show. There were(...)

In December, there were 1,077 families experiencing homelessness and 2,451 children experiencing homelessness. Photograph: Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images

Family homelessness is “one of the direst challenges” facing the State and the progress achieved on the issue during the Covid-19 pandemic should not (...)

Tents of homeless people on the Grand Canal on Charlemont Place in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Charities have welcomed a recent fall in the number of homeless people but cautioned that longer-term trends continue to paint a bleak picture of the (...)

In his ruling, the judge said the in-camera ruling in childcare matters shields the public at large from such cases and also ‘shrouds in secrecy’ the ‘often heroic efforts’ of the Child and Family Agency. File photograph: Getty

A judge’s concern about “no room at the inn” for a vulnerable autistic boy with serious behavioural problems led to him subpoenaing the secretary gene(...)

The Peter McVerry Trust was  granted a waiver by Dublin City Council from having to seek planning permission to use 99 and 100 Lower Baggot Street for 74 emergency accommodation beds. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Baggot Street businesses in Dublin have lodged a High Court challenge in relation to the use of two Georgian town houses, formerly a boutique hotel, f(...)

Focus Ireland director of advocacy, communications and research Mike Allen said there are now over 800 homeless families. File photograph: Eric Luke

The number of families fleeing domestic violence has surged during the Covid-19 pandemic, but many face numerous barriers in accessing housing and oth(...)

Amy and Monica, who wrote in Dear Government, a  new booklet by Focus Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sadness about not having space to play or keep “big toys”, embarrassment when telling friends where they live, and recurrent “bad” memories about home(...)

Homeless people’s tents in the park opposite Collins Barracks by the Luas line in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

A total of 8,475 people were recorded as homeless in September, with children making up more than a quarter of those without a home in the State. De(...)

Fifty-four per cent of all people in Dublin Simon emergency accommodation in 2020 have been homeless for over three years. Photograph:   Laura Hutton

More than 70 per cent of the Dublin Simon Community’s detox clients last year cited addiction and substance abuse as the primary reason for becoming h(...)

More than 35 per cent of Asian/Asian Irish, 39 per cent of Travellers and more than 40 per cent of Black/Black Irish live in overcrowded accommodation, the report found. Photograph: iStock

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families, according to research which shows they are much more likely to e(...)

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