Pat Doyle

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Questions on topical developments such as the Large Hadron Collider featured in a Leaving Cert higher level physics paper presented in “an unusual manner”. File photograph: Cern/PA Wire

Leaving Cert students on Monday faced a demanding higher level physics paper which tested the most able of students, according to teachers. Pat Doyle(...)

Homeless man sleeping on Kildare Street, Dublin. The results of the annual “spring count” of rough sleepers show there was a minimum of 102 people sleeping on the capital’s streets. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has increased by 12 per cent in five months, despite the provision of almost 500 new emergency beds in t(...)

The Government’s Social Housing 2020 Strategy aims to provide 110,000 homes. Photograph: Daragh MacSweeney/Provision

More than 13,000 homes were provided for social housing last year, an increase of 86 per cent on 2014, according to the first annual report of the Go(...)

Ninety-one people were sleeping rough on November 30th - the night when the annual winter rough-sleeper count is carried out. This was compared with 168 on that night in 2014.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has fallen by 46 per cent since last winter, the latest figures show. However, the number of adults in e(...)

A man lights a candlelight last December outside at the doorway in Molesworth street where John Corrie who was homeless was found dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Christmas is a hard time of year for everyone who has lost loved ones. As we reach the first anniversary of Jonathan Corrie’s death on the street in f(...)

A leading homeless charity has warned that the rapid rise in people accessing its services has placed a huge strain on its resources. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish  Times

A leading homeless charity has warned that the rapid rise in people accessing its services has placed a huge strain on its resources. The Peter McVerr(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly speaking to reporters. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Tenants starting new leases could lose out under the Government’s new rent proposals, according to auctioneer Savills. Reacting to reports that rents(...)

Pat Doyle, chief executive of the Peter McVerry Trust, said “we need urgent action to tackle this emergency’. Photograph: Reuters

More than 6,500 people will be in homeless accommodation by the end of the year, almost double the number from the start of 2015, said Fr Peter McVerr(...)

A modular home: the sample houses are prefabricated and can be assembled within days. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Plans to install up to 250 modular houses on vacant sites in Dublin for homeless families living in hotels are to be backed by city and county counci(...)

 Emma in her new apartment at Pim Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Emma (19) was homeless for a year, but now she is sitting on her sofa in her new apartment in Dublin. She moved in three weeks ago and plans to stud(...)

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