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Josh Daly (22), holding Josh O’Connor-Daly (2), stands beside Jade O’Connor (26), Teegan O’Connor (8), Casey O’Connor (6), and Cillian O’Connor-Daly (3). Photograph: Jack Power

A homeless family, including four children, had to leave their emergency hotel accommodation in Dublin on Friday without knowing where they were going(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin  hit out at the Government’s co-living proposals featuring shared kitchen and living areas, which he described as ‘ludicrous’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government has been accused of being “mind numbing in its lack of ambition” in dealing with the housing crisis. Labour leader Brendan Howlin made(...)

  Housing  group Raise the Roof  has  morphed into a national campaign. Yet while the housing crisis has worsened,  the crowd expected at Saturday’s march in Dublin will not approach the 100,000 seen during the anti-water charges campaign

In the latter half of 2014, Irish politics was dominated by water charges. Right 2 Water, a campaign group, drew hundreds of thousands of people on to(...)

The planned new development, acquired by Google, on the Boland’s Mill site which will have 40 apartments.

Dublin City Council has opted not to acquire units for social housing at three new docklands developments. The council has instead decided to acquire(...)

It is understood the man had been availing of services provided by Cork Simon based on nearby Anderson’s Quay.

The body of a homeless man in his 30s was found in Cork city centre this Monday afternoon. Gardaí say that they are not treating the death of the man(...)

Margaret Cash with her children Johnny, Thomas, Michael, Andy, Jim and Miley – images of them sleeping in a Garda station made headlines last August.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Homeless families were advised to stay in Garda stations overnight on almost 200 occasions last year after failing to find emergency accommodation but(...)

In June 2014, when the current method of reporting was initiated, the number of people in emergency accommodation in the west of Ireland – Galway, May(...)

Focus Ireland works with 119 young care leavers across Dublin. A total of 14 of them are homeless and 22 are at risk of homelessness. Photograph: iStock

More than a third of young people leaving State care, who are working with one specialised charity, are either homeless or at risk of homelessness new(...)

More than 10,000 people are living in emergency accommodation

Far more families and individuals are entering homelessness than anyone predicted, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in the Dáil on Thursday. Mr Coveney fa(...)

A room interior in a homeless hub. The number of people in homelessness ‘first surpassed the 10,000 mark a year ago’

The number of homeless people across Ireland is closer to 15,000 rather than the 10,000 figure reported this week, Fr Peter McVerry has said. The lat(...)

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