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The strength of cannabis resin coming from Morocco has been increasing at a particularly fast rate in recent years. Photograph: iStock

The strength of Irish cannabis has more than doubled in the last decade leading to increasing numbers of young people seeking treatment for addiction (...)

When asked his hopes for 2019, Fr McVerry replied: “To go out of business.”

Homelessness campaigner Fr Peter McVerry says the Government should be building more homes not hostels to address the homeless crisis. “Any 12 year o(...)

An image from this year’s Belvedere College Christmas sleep-out in Dublin. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

The echo of young male choral voices mixed with the rattle of coins in plastic buckets on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Saturday, as dozens of teenage (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said an  increase in the number of people in emergency accommodation was ‘anticipated’ as rough sleepers were moved into emergency beds. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times.

Almost 10,000 people will be without a home this Christmas, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing. The figures show there w(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson: “As Fr Peter McVerry’s friend said, with the honesty of those who have nothing to lose: ‘nobody cares’.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Increasing homelessness, direct provision and the reality of people dying on the streets have been criticised forcefully by Church of Ireland Archbish(...)

 Black Santa Sit Out at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Lord Mayor Nial Ring with  Nikolas Thornton, proudly showing off the Lord Mayor’s chain of office during the the Choir of Kildare Place National Schooll’s performance. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Church of Ireland will be “quite significantly caught” in the effects of any hard border, Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. “Having (...)

A record 184 people were found to be sleeping rough last winter. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has risen to 156, according to the latest figures from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive. This is an(...)

Innovation award winner Aid:Tech made the list because it has a ‘tech for good’ angle.

Irish software company AId:Tech has been included on a list of Europe’s top digital champions. The company, which has developed a secure way to deliv(...)

Homeward Bound: Bono recorded his contribution to the single before going on stage for the third of U2’s four homecoming gigs last week. Photograph: Simone Joyner/Getty

Bono took time out from preparing for U2’s 3Arena show last Friday to contribute to a charity cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Homeward Bound that is (...)

Despite the  assertive engagement of the intake teams and by medics working with the Safetynet charity,  a number of people chose to continue to sleep outdoors during the heaviest snowfalls  in March. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

More than 300 extra emergency beds will open across Dublin in the coming weeks to cater for homeless people over Christmas and New Year. The addition(...)

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