Homeless Crisis

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Ireland should be focusing on compact growth in future residential development. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

There’s been a lot written about how better use of the space in our cities is a vital part of resolving the housing crisis. What is sometimes forgotte(...)

It is expected that as many as 8,000 families a year might buy homes on the shared-equity scheme in the first two years. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is one of the curious things about life in Ireland that property developers and the construction industry here openly tell us that it’s just not fi(...)

Vasile  Circu with his partner Doina and their children; with fellow tenants Ioan Bataraga, Mohair Bataraga, Irina Ucaciu, Firuca Puscas and Ion Mihali at their home, 31 Richmond Avenue. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

An asset management company is seeking the imprisonment of 19 adults because they will not leave their rented homes in north Dublin. In a case due b(...)

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin: Some families are using its emergency department as a primary care service. File photograph: Eric Luke

Homeless children are twice as likely to require emergency hospitalisation and have a higher risk of scabies, obesity, scalds, abuse and sexually tran(...)

Gardaí said on Wednesday the postmortem confirmed foul play was not a factor in  Roman Burzynski’s death. File photograph: iStock

The death of a 51-year-old homeless man in Cork city during bad weather on Tuesday night has highlighted the risks those living on the streets face on(...)

The Peter McVerry Trust says the SI30 regulation is  particularly successful in boosting the organisation’s supply of one-bedroomed apartments. Photograph: Getty Images

Leading housing charity Peter McVerry Trust wants the Government to extend a planning rule that allows vacant commercial buildings to be converted for(...)

Tents pitched by the Grand Canal in Dublin earlier this month. Photograph: Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times

Homeless people have “no legal right” to pitch a tent on public property in the capital, Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan has said. Mr(...)

Homeless people   have found the loss of in-person counselling supports difficult, according to the report from Merchants Quay Ireland. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Disruptions to services due to coronavirus have led to an increase in drug relapses, suicidal ideation and loneliness among homeless people struggling(...)

The construction industry must realise that landowners are not on the same side as builders. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Planning for housing based on national population dynamics is one of the most basic functions of economic policy in any country. More people means mor(...)

Dublin city council workers remove tents and belongings owned by rough sleepers from along the canal on Friday afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council has said seven “empty tents” were removed from the banks of the Grand Canal on Friday as all occupants had recently moved to tempo(...)

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