The high cost of rent is a factor preventing many households from being able to afford a minimum essential standard of living
“Ireland in 2016 has the resources to implement a basic income system,” says Fr Seán Healy.
All proceeds to go to the Cardinal Hume Centre, which helps families and young people overcome poverty and homelessness.
“It is also the most serious social issue which Ireland faces today. With the right political will, it can be solved. We will continue to advocate on behalf of homeless people to seek to get the issue of homelessness and housing to the top of the Government’s agenda.” – Peter Mc Verry.
Promising start during Govt's first 100 days in office must now be followed with concrete action, children’s charity warns.
Peter McVerry Trust believes the Government must still bring forward legislation to link rents to the Consumer Price Index before the year end.
A moratorium on house repossessions is long overdue according to Fr Pat Cogan OFM otherwise housing demand will continue to outstrip supply.
"Shocking to learn that people in prison spend so much time locked in their cell" - Joanne O’Riordan at the launch of 'Developing Inside: Transforming Prison for Young Adults'.
It makes no sense to put a family in the homeless services or inappropriate accommodation when there is a house that could be used while the new house is being developed.
Latest figures show that 208 families and 363 children became homeless in the first two months of the year.
ALONE research shows respondents were most concerned about being able to maintain independence on the state pension and finding themselves lonely.
If an unborn child has a life-limiting condition, it would be “inhumane to withdraw the protection of the Constitution to their right to life”.
Many vulnerable sectors of Irish society have been let down, Bishop Buckley warns & urges voters to quiz election candidates on 8th Amendment.
Bishops mark International Human Rights Day with a call to redouble efforts to prevent more deaths of homeless people on our streets.
Contribution of religious congregations to the efforts to eradicate human trafficking and provide care and support to victims recognised.
Irish bishops take strong solidarity stance as they call for a generous response to the needs of refugees.
2014 was the Free Legal Advice Centre's busiest year since its foundation in 1969 with telephone calls up by 10.3% to 15,005.
“This is not the time for tax cuts. All available resources should be used to address Ireland’s major deficits in areas such as caring, housing and poverty."
Bishops listen to "heart rending" testimony from Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Iraqi city of Mosul on the plight of his people.
Jesuit concerned that the Government does not fully appreciate the scale and seriousness of the housing and homelessness crisis.
Nearly one in seven people are in poverty of whom 211,000 are children.
The Ripple container project is a charity initiative which will see a homeless family in Cork housed before Christmas.
It is “shameful” how much food is thrown away when so many do not have the necessary food to keep going.
Put people, not economies first, say Amnesty, SVP and Social Justice Ireland.
Jesuit urges Government to step up to its responsibilities to address the lack of housing.