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Apollo House on Poolbeg Street, Dublin: 18 people were still sleeping there on Tuesday night.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Home Sweet Home (HSH), the coalition of homeless people and activists occupying Apollo House in Dublin city centre, will on Wednesday morning ask the (...)

Volunteers in Apollo House where the homeless campaign group, Home Sweet Home, is continuing its occupation of the empty office block in Dublin’s Tara Street. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Home Sweet Home, the coalition of homeless people and activists occupying Apollo House say there has been a breakdown in trust between them and Minist(...)

 Robert Moffat and Ciaran Keating in their shared room as the Peter McVerry Trust opens the final 25 beds at Ellis Quay Hostel, in Dublin 7. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Peter McVerry Trust, which provides emergency accommodation in Dublin, had 14 deaths in its services this year, and 123 resuscitations, according (...)

There has been a slight decrease in the number of homeless families in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There has been a slight decrease in the number of homeless families in Dublin. New figures from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive show that the nu(...)

AdMailer allows companies to design their own corporate Christmas cards from templates, which will be printed, eveloped and delivered by An Post within three days.

State-owned An Post has launched a service that will allow Irish businesses to send customised Christmas cards to their customers while also supportin(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Budget 2017 was probably the first “fair and socially just” budget for a very long time, Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has claimed. C(...)

The Construction Industry Federation described measures introduced in the budget as a “significant step towards solving the housing crisis”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Construction Industry Federation: The federation (CIF) has described measures introduced in the budget as a “significant step towards solving the hou(...)

Vacant houses: Two years’ worth of housing could be delivered through assertive action on empty private properties.  Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government’s housing action plan, Rebuilding Ireland, marked a step forward. It brought together a broad spectrum of stakeholders in a single over(...)

A homeless person sheltering at the GPO in Dublin. In 2014, staff costs at the four main Dublin homeless agencies absorbed all funds allocated to them by the State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The charities sector in Ireland is a pretty crowded space. There is also lots of duplication, which means it is quite territorial. It can make for i(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar announce higher rent supplement limits to help with rising rents. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil can take “some credit” for increases in rent supplement and housing assistance payments, the Minister for Housing has said. Simon Coveney(...)

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