Homeless Crisis

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Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan: ‘Securing funding for all monies expended is a priority.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Department of Housing owed €182 million to Dublin City Council in March 2019, mainly for homeless services and housing capital projects, a report (...)

            Cristina Moczek, her husband Constantin Neacsu and their son Emmanuel (2) with food from Feed Our Homeless at College Green, Dublin. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Emmanuel Neascu (2) is one of a growing number of Dublin children regularly getting their evening meal from free-food stalls in the city centre. Sund(...)

James Grant: ‘At night it’s better to be awake, to be alert. That way I’m not going to die of the cold.’ Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times

In Dublin homeless people living in tents say they feel safer in their current accommodation than in hostels, despite the serious injuries sustained b(...)

The brunt of the homelessness crisis is concentrated in Dublin, where 4,509 adults and 2,782 children were homeless.

The number of homeless people in the State fell slightly in November, according to data released by the Department of Housing. The total fell by 66 (...)

Shannon Smith, Shauna Reilly, Mellisa McCann and Zainab Joy Ibrahim in Merchants Quay’s  night cafe: last year the shelter catered for more than 2,100 people, its highest figure since it was established in 2015 Photograph: Tom Honan

For the first time in three years, Merchants Quay Ireland employee Sandra O’Brien won’t be working on Christmas Day. Ms O’Brien, from Inchicore, has (...)

Colleen McDonagh at her apartment in Tallaght. Photograph: Tom Honan

Colleen and John McDonagh and their six children are preparing for their fourth Christmas in emergency accommodation. From Tallaght, Dublin they beca(...)

CJ Stander was joined by Daniel Cunningham(5) and Scott Conlan-Higgins (7) on Grafton Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The biggest names in Irish rugby added to the festive cheer at the top of Grafton Street in Dublin on Sunday evening, lending their voices to the caro(...)

More than 250 older people are currently on the Alone housing waiting list while increasing numbers of people in their 70s and 80s have nowhere to go after receiving notices to quit their rented accommodation, chief executive of the charity Seán Moynihan said on Sunday. File image: iStock

Hundreds of older people could end up in homeless hubs within five years if measures are not taken to regulate rent increases and protect the housing (...)

Homelss and forgotten? ‘No child should have to go through this.’

‘Christmas only happens when it happens in our hearts.” I heard this line in a Christmas carol sung by three little angels the other day and it struc(...)

Food queue: People form an orderly line shortly after 5am for Christmas parcels. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

More than 2,500 Christmas food parcels were distributed on Friday to some of the poorest individuals and families in Dublin at the Capuchin day centre(...)

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