Homeless Crisis

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Luis Rivas in his rented apartment in the Coombe, where the electricity and water have been turned off. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Property receivers Deloitte said it will do “all [it] can” to find accommodation for its tenants who have had no electricity or running water since th(...)

“Not only is reliance on the market to provide social goods a policy that is bound to fail – it is a policy that we always knew was bound to fail. And still we did it.” Photograph: The Irish Times

After working for decades, through the lean times and the boom times and under governments of various types, to try to alleviate and abolish homelessn(...)

There are no angels or shepherds coming to adore our homeless children; no star from the east to hang over them. Above, a window in  the lady chapel of the Catholic University Church, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One homeless child is a tragedy. One thousand homeless children is an emergency. Four thousand homeless children is a policy. Before we succumb, as we(...)

 Rough sleepers set up a row of tents at the Ilac Centre, off Henry Street in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Every day across Dublin, thousands of people rely on others for food for a variety of reasons. Over the course of one day The Irish Times visited ser(...)

There is a ‘considerable pent-up demand and shortage of accommodation’ especially in greater Dublin, where demand is strongest and prices are highest. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Increased immigration after Brexit could increase homelessness by causing extra demand for homes in the Republic, the Department of Housing, Planning (...)

The night before Seán Armstrong was murdered,  a  man dreamed of an oak tree being felled and little shoots coming up all around the fallen tree.  Photograph:  Mark Marlow

It was a bit like falling in love. I can still see Seán Armstrong sitting on the floor in a small bedsit in Dublin’s Berkeley Road. He had a brown bea(...)

 Fishamble Street: Dublin City Council plans to start construction in November on a block of five apartments on a derelict site there. Photograph: Eric Luke

Plans for Dublin’s first prefabricated “portable” apartment block on a site close to Christ Church Cathedral have been supported by city councillors, (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy with Minister for Health Simon Harris chat to Joe Shannon in St Agatha’s Court, North William Street, Dublin where they launched a homeless initiative. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Joe Shannon had been homeless for over four years when he was offered a one-bedroom flat, owned by the Peter McVerry Trust, under the Housing First mo(...)

Claire Elliott at the house in Belcamp Avenue. She has been on the council housing list since 2008. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Dublin City Council is seeking the removal of a mother and her three young children from a vacant council house they have been occupying for almost tw(...)

Under pressure: Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy’s is under mounting pressure to resolve Dublin’s housing problems. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The four Dublin local authorities are likely to dispute fiercely suggestions by the Minister for Housing that they are failing to address the homeless(...)

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