Homeless Crisis

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 Sr Stanislaus Kennedy said she was ‘deeply concerned’ at the Government’s continued emphasis on family hubs as a means to address the crisis for families.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As new figures show a huge increase in the number of homeless families, two of Ireland’s leading housing campaigners say they have “lost all confidenc(...)

Older people who have experienced housing difficulties in recent months Christopher Jackson (67),Titi-Rose Thompson (67), Noel Murphy (71) at the Alone campaign launch outside the Dáil. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government must do more to “plan for a big increase in older people needing housing support”, a leading charity in the sector has warned. Alone ((...)

Damien English, Minister of State at the Department of Housing and Urban Development with Aideen Hayden, chairwoman, Threshold. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Government is seeking to increase the number of members of An Bord Pleanála to cope with an increased demand for planning permission after new fas(...)

Larkfield House in Clondalkin where planning permission for 27 apartments was granted but up to 48 were built. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

More than 40 families face homelessness in Clondalkin, Dublin, in less than a monthafter An Bord Pleanála refused permission for an apartment block al(...)

Aisling Hassell: the average income earned by an Airbnb host in Ireland is €3,500. Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s Wednesday lunchtime in Dundrum and tipping down with rain. The umbrella poking out of the door of the single-storey red-brick on the narrow lanew(...)

Joe Loughnane of Galway Anti-Racism Network speaking in Galway in January during a march and rally calling for an end to Ireland’s Direct Provision system. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A Galway anti-racism grouping has called for investigations into management of the city’s two direct provision centres for asylum seekers. The Galway(...)

Larkfield House, Dublin. Housing assistance has been suspended to tenants as the council awaits a decision from An Bord Pleanála as to whether the building complies with planning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Up to 20 families in an apartment block in Clondalkin, Dublin face homelessness in less than a month as their housing support payments have been stopp(...)

About 70 homeless people who got emergency beds during last week’s severe weather had not been engaging with homeless services before the storm. They (...)

Vitali Skirpanovs: “I had €3,000 in my wallet, I got hit with a bar in the back of my head. I woke up in a pool of blood. I lost my cash.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

For Vitali Skirpanovs (42), having a bed continuously for over a week in the extreme weather shelter was “really nice”. From Latvia – one of the 10 (...)

Chairman of the Housing Agency, Conor Skehan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the State’s largest homeless charities has implored Dublin City Council to keep putting homeless families at “the front of the queue” for the a(...)

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