Homeless Crisis

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A one-day census conducted by Cope in November recorded 187 homeless households in Galway, comprising 114 families, including 165 children, in emergency accommodation.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

For nigh on four winters, one man has slept under the stars, exposed to all the elements on Galway city’s coastal rim. Living on the edge in every se(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A familiar sight in the streets of some areas of Dublin is the estate agent’s sign which proclaims: “Period building. Suitable for family home . Curre(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said “more rough sleepers are now engaged with our services”.

The number of homeless people increased again in November, according to the latest report from the Department of Housing. More than 8,800 people were(...)

It is one year since the Apollo House occupation in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The homelessness crisis in Ireland has worsened, campaigners have claimed. This autumn there were 1,463 families accessing emergency accommodation, i(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy at St Mary’s Mansions in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A second housing conference involving local authorities will take place in early January. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the meeting, follo(...)

The numbers of those aged over 60 on the social housing waiting list rose from 4,765 to 6,594 between 2013 and last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has questioned how a landlord could put a 71-year-old man out of his home in the lead up to Christmas. (...)

Just under 30 per cent of all families cited relationship breakdown as the cause of their homelessness. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Almost one-third of families who became homeless in Dublin in the first six months of this year lost their housing because of “relationship breakdown”(...)

Food parcels being prepared after a Christmas Day dinner for people in need in the RDS. Photograph: Frank Miller

Families whose stated reason for seeking emergency homeless accommodation was a relationship breakdown may previously have lost their rented housing, (...)

Nikitta said mother of two Kathleen had a big personality and a great sense of humour.

The niece of a homeless woman who died on the streets of Cork last week has urged the Government to address the crisis as a matter of urgency insistin(...)

 Leo Varadkar said a further €18m had been added to the budget for homelessness services next year to bring it to €118m. File photograph: David Ryder/Reuters

Emergency beds were available for every person sleeping rough in Dublin on Sunday, one of the coldest nights of the year, the Dáil has heard. Taoisea(...)

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