Fri, 08 May, 2020
Former Lord Mayor of Dublin, independent councillor Niall Ring has accused the Taoiseach of politicising the tragic circumstances in which a homeless man was seriously injured when his tent was lifted by Waterways Ireland.
Thu, 16 Jan, 2020
Somewhere in the bowls of Government Buildings, this week or next, a committee made up of second-tier bureaucrats, maybe a theatre consultant too, will meet to update preparations for the events scheduled to mark this Republic’s looming foundation centenaries.
Fri, 29 Mar, 2019
In recent days, up to 10,000 people took part in a protest over the housing outside Leinster House. In a country with 10,000 — and rising — homeless people and tens of thousands more living close to the life of an indentured servant because housing prices are utterly disconnected to incomes, that protest is inevitable. In a country where tens of thousands of workers are condemned to a lifetime of making landlords’ and vulture funds’ investments pay off, those protests can only grow.
Fri, 05 Oct, 2018
The first homeless liaison nurse at one of the country’s busiest hospitals says that half of the homeless people who attended the emergency department in the first four months of this year left before they received full treatment.
Fri, 18 May, 2018
Leo Varadkar has been forced to admit the worsening homelessness crisis is a national “emergency” as campaigners rounded on the Government’s policies which have left 10,000 people without homes.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2018
Housing Agency chairman Conor Skehan is facing fresh calls to resign immediately after defending his claims some homeless people are “gaming the system” and that record Irish homeless rates are “normal” by international standards.
Thu, 01 Feb, 2018