Homeless Crisis

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 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(...)

Occupation: protesters at the former presbytery. Photograph: Take Back the City – Waterford/Facebook

Housing activists inspired by protests in Dublin have occupied an empty building in Waterford city centre. They took over the four-storey former pres(...)

 Miriam Kasztura  from Switzerland and Alice Leahy from Dublin, both centre, with  Dr Joan McCarthy of UCC and Dr Dolores Dooley, formerly with UCC’s philosophy department.

Homelessness campaigner Alice Leahy has received an international human rights award for her work over four decades in assisting the homeless and roug(...)

Nona Varimashivili got 32 days’ notice to leave despite having lived there since May 2014 and being entitled to notice of 112 days. Photograph: Donall Farmer

A Dublin family with two young children is homeless following an eviction due to failings of garda systems and “tardiness” by the Residential Tenancie(...)

Builder Gary Martin, Francis Doherty of Peter McVerry Trust, David Carroll of Ravenswood, director of fund raising Anne Marie Conway, and trust chief executive Pat Doyle at the three buildings on Sherrard Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Three large Victorian buildings in Dublin’s north inner city, which have housed the Pioneer Association, the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice and t(...)

The local authority spent €1.3 million refurbishing two properties on Lawrence’s Road, Clontarf, to house 11 families.

The amount spent refurbishing 10 homeless family hubs is expected to increase, as the final accounts have not been signed off in four of the propertie(...)

 That vacant property site on Fishamble street had been earmarked by the council for a pilot owner-designed and built apartment scheme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Prefabricated “rapid delivery” apartments planned for a Dublin City Council-owned site on Fishamble Street will not be reserved for homeless families (...)

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