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#drhe

# drhe - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Homeless accommodation: Staff complaints detail racial abuse, drug use, threatening behaviour

New documents reveal complaints by staff in emergency accommodation to the homeless providers in Dublin.

# drhe - Monday 27 August, 2018

Bed bugs, used needles and rat droppings - life inside homeless accommodation

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

# drhe - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs 'will not be adversely affected' during papal visit

Concerns have been raised in recent weeks over the provision of accommodation for homeless people during the papal visit.

# drhe - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Family who spent night in garda station offered three-bedroom apartment on trial basis

Margaret Cash and six of her children spent the night in Tallaght Garda Station last week.

# drhe - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

'A communications strategy': Report criticised for recommending a stop to monthly homeless figures

Focus Ireland has said that two new reports on homelessness ware flawed.

# drhe - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Government report says offers of social housing rejected

Homeless charities have reacted by saying ‘attack homelessness not homeless people’.

# drhe - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Families who remain homeless for over 12 months far more likely to secure social housing

Dublin has about 77% of all homeless families in Ireland.

# drhe - Friday 20 April, 2018

Record decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin in past six months

The numbers of people sleeping rough on the city’s streets dropped by just over 40% in the past six months.

# drhe - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'It was filthy, absolutely filthy': Homeless family 'bitten by bed bugs' in hotel room

Sandra* currently lives with her two sons (ages eight and 11) in a hotel in Dublin.

# drhe - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

A new homeless family hub run by a private company is set to open in Dublin next week

After months of delays, Lynam’s Hotel in Dublin is due to open this week as a family hub.

# drhe - Sunday 14 January, 2018

The number of homeless families staying in hotels in Dublin has shot up once again

The figures had been dropping, but November shows an increase in families staying in hotels.

# drhe - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Alternative accommodation secured for almost all homeless families staying in the Gresham Hotel

Last week it emerged that 14 homeless families who had been staying at the Gresham in Dublin city centre had been told they had to leave by the end of the month.

# drhe - Friday 5 January, 2018

'Nowhere is taking anybody': Concern among homeless families asked to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month

670 people were in hotel accommodation at the end of November.

# drhe - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Concerns raised for 14 homeless families told to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month

The Gresham has previously been paid by Dublin City Council to temporarily accommodate homeless families over the past number of years.

# drhe - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Over 200 inspections at homeless hotels and B&Bs following complaints

Homeless services say the inspections are welcome, but the government’s main focus should be on ensuring families are not living long-term in hotels and B&Bs.

# drhe - Monday 30 October, 2017

Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke

Three months’ worth of complaints to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive suggest conditions in the capital’s emergency accommodation are fraught.

# drhe - Thursday 19 October, 2017

The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes

Dr Sam Tsemberis is the pioneer of housing first – which takes rough sleepers of the streets and gives them homes.

# drhe - Friday 1 September, 2017

Tributes paid to 'gentle, lovely' man who died on Suffolk Street

Stephen “Jack” Watson had been sleeping rough on Suffolk Street in the south inner city.

# drhe - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Number of homeless families and children reaches new record high

A rough sleeper count for Dublin found 138 adults sleeping on the street.

# drhe - Thursday 20 April, 2017

'My life is being ruined': Young homeless woman living in a tent on the Grand Canal

Eileena said she has been homeless “on and off” since she left state care at the age of 18.

# drhe - Thursday 22 December, 2016

"We're ready to go in" - Dublin City Council has team on standby to enter Apollo House

A High Court decision yesterday said the occupiers must have vacated the building by 11 January.

# drhe - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Pregnant mother 'had to view men exposing themselves to her and her son' in homeless accommodation

Newly released documents give an insight into the conditions in which homeless families are living.

# drhe - Friday 9 December, 2016

'A chance to come off the streets': Two new homeless hostels open in Dublin Rough Sleeping This post contains images

'A chance to come off the streets': Two new homeless hostels open in Dublin

The Peter McVerry Trust will run a 70-bed unit on Ellis Quay, while Depaul Ireland will operate a 75-bed hostel on Little Britain Street.

# drhe - Friday 30 September, 2016

There are now nearly 1,000 homeless families in emergency accommodation in Dublin

Latest figures show that there were 998 families homeless and living in hostels, hotels or B&Bs across Dublin in the month of August.

# drhe - Monday 22 February, 2016

The number of children in homeless accommodation in Dublin has DOUBLED in a year

125 new families presented as homeless in Dublin last month.

# drhe - Monday 18 January, 2016

Bloodstained mattresses and rat infestation: just some of the complaints from homeless families to the council

Families also complained about cockroaches, anti-social behaviours and late night bars in their accommodation.

# drhe - Thursday 10 December, 2015

The number of rough sleepers has gone down in Dublin (but there are more homeless people)

There is more than 1,000 extra emergency beds available since last year.

# drhe - Friday 1 May, 2015

Homeless pregnant woman with young son 'left without emergency accommodation'

“They tried to tell me to get someone to watch my son. I have no family who would do that.”

# drhe - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

The number of homeless children is still rising

There were 911 children in homeless accommodation in one week last week.