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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(...)

Richard Bruton, Minister for Education and Science, with Sheila Nunan and Joe McKeown  at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation’s annual congress in Killarney  on Tuesday. Photograph: Moya Nolan

The Department of Education is failing to address child homelessness and the impact of the crisis is being felt in classrooms across Ireland, delegate(...)

Adeel Bashir and Anita Doktere with  children  Javieria and Saire. The family  lost their possessions in the Metro Hotel fire in Ballymun. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Up to 21 households whose homes were destroyed in a fire in Ballymun this month face destitution after Easter as provision of their temporary accommod(...)

 Homeless service users  on emergency beds provided during last month’s freezing weather by the  Dublin Region Homeless Executive and Peter McVerry Trust. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One Dublin hotel was paid between €4 million and €5 million last year to accommodate homeless people. New figures released in response to a Freedom o(...)

‘The majority of people being made homeless are coming predominantly from the private sector,’ Fr McVerry said

The continuing rise in the number of homeless people is “unbelievably frustrating”, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said on Thursday. He said figures release(...)

 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(...)

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