Homeless Crisis

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Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has warned against the return of bedsits. Photograph Cyril Byrne

Bringing back bedsits could mean taking back accommodation to the way they were “before the sixties”, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said. For fou(...)

A homeless man with inoperable cancer has been granted emergency accommodation in the High Court

A homeless member of the Roma community who has inoperable cancer and faced imminent discharge from hospital is to be provided with emergency accommod(...)

A homeless facility in Cork city has lain idle for the past decade amid a funding row. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A former bed-and-breakfast which was refurbished 10 years ago in order to house homeless men has lain idle ever since because the HSE and Cork City Co(...)

Homeless Dublin mother Toni O’Reid who has lived in a hotel room for the past 15 months with her two young daughters. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

A homeless mother of two has spoken of feeling “abandoned” having spent the last 15 months living in a hotel room with her young family. Toni O’Reid’(...)

In the past 12 months, North Leitrim Men’s Group has dealt with two clients who were homeless, including one man in his early 20s. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reduced social-welfare payments for young adults is helping to drive them into homelessness, even in rural areas, according to a Leitrim-based men’s g(...)

The scheme is part of a series of measures Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is bringing forward as the  crisis worsens. File photograph: Frank Miller

A new mortgage-to-rent scheme, currently being finalised by the Government and expected to be launched in the coming weeks, will keep thousands of fam(...)

 ‘Class and ideology have clearly always been central to Irish housing policy.’ Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

On April 29th, 1949, Timothy Murphy, the Labour Party minister for local government, died suddenly while he was addressing an interparty meeting in Fe(...)

Campaigners demonstrate outside Custom House in Dublin as local-authority chiefs met Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for an emergency summit. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Families waiting for social housing will be allowed to refuse only one offer of accommodation under a new Government policy. More than 3,000 housing (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy and Minister of State for Housing Damien English speaking after the summit at the Custom House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has become the third Minister to host an emergency homelessness summit. Simon Coveney and Alan Kelly held similar (...)

Former minister for housing Simon Coveney launching the “Rebuilding Ireland” plan which pledged 130,000 new social housing units by 2020. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

July 2014: The number of homeless people in the State stands at 3,258. October 2014: More than €800 million is allocated for housing programmes in (...)

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