Homeless Crisis

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Br Kevin Crowley said: “The pope is coming especially to see the homeless people, and the mothers and children. That’s the most important thing.”

Pope Francis is set to visit a homeless shelter during his two-day visit to the Republic in August. Br Kevin Crowley of the Capuchin Day Centre told (...)

Dublin council’s head of housing Brendan Kenny: “We are concerned that families may endure a prolonged period in emergency accommodation  and not consider alternatives.” Photograph:   Alan Betson

Dublin city councillors have agreed to stop giving homeless families priority for housing ahead of applicants with a longer time on the social housing(...)

There were 9,681 people recorded as homeless in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A committee established by the Department of Housing and charities to help resolve the homeless crisis has met on only two occasions in the last 2½ ye(...)

A total of 578 people were removed from the March homeless statistics. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Three local authorities refused to remove families from their homeless figures despite the Department of Housing urging them to do so. Kildare Count(...)

The number of adults classified as homeless fell from 6,052 in February to 6,035 in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy will be called before an Oireachtas committee to explain a proposal to remove another 200 people from the monthly h(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the level of homelessness remained “a challenge”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The number of homeless people in the State fell slightly in March compared with the previous month. However, significantly more adults and children (...)

Brendan Courtney in ‘This Crowded House’

Are you in your 20s, 30s – or even 40s – and still enjoying the creature comforts of home? Or desperately trying to move out? Or maybe you’re a hard-p(...)

Under a new plan, notice periods for tenants will increase. File photograph: iStock

The level of rent paid by tenants in specific areas across the State could be published online as part of a new rental register, according to a propos(...)

 City Cork manager John Caulfield, speaking at the launch event for  the Focus Ireland Big Rebel Sleep Out,  said:  “Creating awareness of the issue of homelessness, helping the families Focus Ireland works with locally is so prominent.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The usual hustle and bustle in Bishopstown training centre for Cork City FC is to be replaced with the hustle and bustle of new sorts. You see, Cork C(...)

Visham Mahalappana (36), who was made homeless by the Metro Hotel blaze.

People made homeless by the Metro Hotel fire in Dublin last month have secured further emergency accommodation but say they are having extreme difficu(...)

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