Homeless Crisis

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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, Minister of State Damien English and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Custon House summit. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The Government is to direct its budget for social housing away from purchasing homes and into building programmes. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy(...)

The Catalan regional government recently legislated for a system of “temporal” ownership of residential property. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

As Ireland continues to grapple with a housing crisis, other countries are pursuing novel solutions to make accommodation more easily available for c(...)

A concrete plan to end rough sleeping is needed,  Merchant’s Quay Ireland chief executive Tony Geoghegan said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Many homeless adults are becoming drug and alcohol addicts after becoming homeless, according to the largest voluntary drug rehabilitation service. M(...)

In Dublin the number of homeless children increased by 153, from 2,270 in June to 2,423. The number of homeless families in the capital grew by 63, from 1,115 to 1,178 since June. File photograph: iStockPhoto

There are now almost 3,000 homeless children across the State, among a total homeless population of 8,160 according to the latest figures. The data(...)

Dublin City Council has studied a model used by Lewisham Borough Council in south London which last year completed a modular apartment complex  providing 24 homes for families living in emergency accommodation

Prefabricated modular homes, which can be dismantled and reassembled at different locations, are being reconsidered for temporary accommodation for ho(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: one councillor called his failure to attend the meeting “an absolute disgrace”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said he had been “very unfairly” treated by Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha after he was sharply criticise(...)

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