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To qualify for the scheme applicants must show their net worth is a minimum of €2 million, while they have to pledge to invest at least €1 million into an approved project. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Officials have refused residency rights to some non-EU citizens offering to pay €1 million to be allowed live in the Republic under a Government schem(...)

NUIG confirmed that it raised €1.6 million through the charity option available under the cash-for-residency  programme.

National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) raised €1.6 million through the Government’s €826 million cash-for-residency scheme to fund efforts to b(...)

Fr Peter McVerry - the housing charity that bears his name raised €1.6 million through a Government cash-for-residency scheme. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

Housing charity Peter McVerry Trust raised €1.6 million through a Government cash-for-residency scheme that has lured more than €820 million in total (...)

Peter McVerry Trust CEO Pat Doyle: Charity used Chinese cash to buy seven properties  for social housing. Photography: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Housing charity Peter McVerry Trust raised €1.6 million through a Government cash-for-residency scheme that has lured more than €820 million in total (...)

David Gillespie and Fred Deane in 2013 fundraising during the annual Black Santa Appeal in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

This year’s Black Santa Christmas charity appeal, at St Ann’s church on Dublin’s Dawson St, was launched on Monday afternoon by Lord Mayor Hazel Chu a(...)

Report has sought  increase in funding for the DHRE Street Outreach programme and for the Peter McVerry Trust’s Housing First programme. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A further moritorium on evictions and the creation of a youth homelessness strategy are among five key recommendations in a “wish list” report given t(...)

Increasing overcrowding in Irish prisons and the plight of the mentally ill in our jails are separate issues requiring different responses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Familiar themes emerged last week around Irish penal policy. Unresolved issues have not gone away and some of the problems that dogged the prison serv(...)

Charities welcomed the overall decline in the past year though noted the increase of 59 children and 22 adults since September with caution. File photograph: Getty

The number of homeless, single adults in Dublin has surpassed 3,000 for the first time since records began in their current format in late 2015. The (...)

Since 2016, there has been a 56 per cent jump in the number of people imprisoned while awaiting trial or sentencing for “public order offences and other social code offences”. Photograph: David Sleator

Prison overcrowding is being driven by a massive increase in defendants being placed in pre-trial custody on minor charges, according to an internal P(...)

Janice Brady told Mr Justice Michael White on Friday that she wanted the system to leave her alone as she felt “smothered” by it.

A woman serving a suspended sentence for staging a murder victim’s suicide has been sent back to jail after a judge heard she has been charged with 33(...)

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