Homeless Crisis

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‘If the market couldn’t solve a housing crisis when we were building at a rate scarcely ever matched in any country, it is never going to do so.’ Photograph: Frank Miller

The headline says: “Government rejects Commission of Inquiry over Irish housing.” The subhead adds: “Widespread criticism over failure to deal with ho(...)

Banned finally in 2013, bedsits often provoke nostalgia amongst their one-time occupants – even if the conditions were often grim. The often-maligned(...)

Michael O’Flynn’s company and other developers complained about Nama to Brussels after the agency said it would finance the construction of 20,000 homes. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Plans to turn the National Asset Management Agency into a Government-owned housebuilder should be put on hold until the European Commission has ruled (...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett outside the units in St Laurence’s Park, Stillorgan:   council has been “sitting their hands while these homes lie empty while we are in the teeth of an unprecedented housing crisis”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sixteen bedsits in the heart of Stillorgan on Dublin’s southside have lain empty since bedsits were banned in Ireland four years ago. The continued d(...)

The CSO said more than 4,600 enumerators were involved in collecting census data from every house in the country, and they recorded vacant dwellings in their area using “detailed methodology applied consistently over the past three consecutive Censuses”. File photograph: Enda O’Dowd

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has stood over its Census 2016 finding that there were more than 183,000 vacant dwellings in the Republic. In a s(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. ‘I know it has been equally as difficult for people working in the front lines . . . the care workers, the voluntary organisations.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy praised those working “on the front lines” against homelessness as he visited a midlands housing project that has h(...)

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’(...)

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