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#homeless crisis

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 14 October, 2018

'He chose to die at home. The hostel was his home': Lynn Ruane on hidden health problems in homelessness

The health rights of people in emergency accommodation are not a subject that comes up often enough, writes Lynn Ruane.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Bank-appointed receiver launches court proceedings against 'campaigners' occupying a property on Pearse Street

A banner with the words “Pearse Street Occupation” written on it has been placed outside the building the court heard.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 5 October, 2018

'You feel like you have no life left': Teenager living in hotel speaks about daily struggle of being homeless

‘Amanda’, one of more than 9,500 homeless people in Ireland, gave a candid interview on RTÉ Radio 1.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office

There were a record 9,872 people in emergency accommodation in June.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel'

A new report by the Children’s Rights Alliance looks at the impact of homelessness on children’s education.

# homeless-crisis - Monday 25 December, 2017

'We have to give back something': The barber who cuts hair for the homeless outside the GPO Homeless Crisis This post contains videos

'We have to give back something': The barber who cuts hair for the homeless outside the GPO

Hakkan Isik and his team of volunteers set up outside the Dublin landmark each Friday.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'The second half of the night was harder but we knew we weren’t experiencing the real thing'

Alan O’Mara was one of the many GAA stars who slept out in solidarity with Ireland’s homeless on Saturday night.

# homeless-crisis - Saturday 9 December, 2017

'You're giving back dignity': Meet the man who fits dentures for the homeless outside the GPO

Kevin Shanahan sees around 20 people during each of his O’Connell Street nighttime sessions.

# homeless-crisis - Monday 20 November, 2017

'Perhaps that wasn't the question': Taoiseach may have misunderstood homelessness question

In the past week the government claimed that the context of a question on homelessness was left out – it wasn’t.

# homeless-crisis - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'I am absolutely furious' - Fr Peter McVerry criticises Taoiseach and senior council official for homeless comments

The head of Dublin City Council’s homelessness body is coming in for widespread criticism for her comments.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 20 October, 2017

Children coming to school from hotels 'is a blight and a stain on our Republic' says principal

Addressing the annual conference of the NAPD, the organisation’s president called for more government support.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 15 September, 2017

'I'd get my pocket money and give them an ice cream' - 2,973 children are homeless in Ireland

Today is Barnardos’ national collection day.

# homeless-crisis - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'

This is the reality for a growing number of people.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

‘It's unacceptable that homeless children are being born into BnBs’

“It’s totally out of control now – it’s an absolute crisis.” The Founder of Focus Ireland says the situation is getting worse.

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Coveney's aim for no homeless families in hotels by July? Not a chance says McVerry

The campaigner said that it is clear that Coveney’s proposals on homelessness crisis “are just not working”.

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 12 March, 2017

TD claims hotels are asking families to leave as Patrick's Day demand surges

There are 138 families who have spent more than 18 months in emergency accommodation.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'There are definitely stories that would fit onto the big screen': Jim Sheridan reflects on Apollo House

The film director is proud of what the Apollo House occupation achieved.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 16 February, 2017

'Imagine the trauma, fear and confusion': 55% surge in child homelessness

Children’s charity Barnardos said it was appalled by the figures

# homeless-crisis - Friday 27 January, 2017

Funding approved for 83 new houses to address homeless crisis

Coveney approved funding of €20.4 million for the projects.

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Students to hand petition of 10,000 signatures to Simon Coveney over homeless crisis

Children from three schools gathered the names to urge the Minister to solve the problem.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Occupation of empty Dublin apartment block by homelessness activists ends

The group said a number of Nama-owned buildings have been cherry-picked for occupation.

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Over 2,500 children are homeless this Christmas - here's what's being done to help

Campaigners have told how the deepening crisis “breaks their hearts” as they try to help those in need this Christmas.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 16 December, 2016

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'

The group Home Sweet Home took over the building late on Thursday night to house the homeless

# homeless-crisis - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%

Fianna Fáil has criticised government proposals to limit rent increases in “pressure zones” in Dublin and Cork.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers Dublin Ink This post contains images

Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers

The business said its intention was not to cause harm to anyone.

# homeless-crisis - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'Don't let us die': Homeless men's fears as makeshift camp on south Dublin green grows Exclusive

The group of young men has made the green their home as they sleep rough.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 11 November, 2016

'The most loving girl': Tributes paid at funeral of homeless woman in Limerick

Louise Casey (31) was found dead at a derelict building during the week.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 20 October, 2016

'I'll believe it when I see it': Homeless activist on council's promise of 210 extra bed spaces

Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) chief accuses councils of being “all talk and no action”.

# homeless-crisis - Monday 10 October, 2016

Housing list families offered chance to build own homes in first-of-its-kind new project

Interested families must be willing to put in the hours on site, or nominate someone to do so.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 15 July, 2016

Figures used to tackle housing crisis were five years out of date

In May, the Housing Agency told the Dáil there were 230,000 vacant houses in Ireland – it’s actually 198,000.

# homeless-crisis - Saturday 28 May, 2016

"Nobody is born knowing how to be homeless" - hundreds march on GPO in protest at housing crisis

The march was organised by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 27 May, 2016

"Mammy, why is the dog allowed in the garden and we are not?"

Fr Peter McVerry has spoken of the rules facing families in emergency accommodation at the Oireachtas Homeless Committee.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Homeless children staying in adult hostels to 'avoid risk of sleeping rough'

Eight families have been using adult services to house their children in Dublin during May.

# homeless-crisis - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Finglas residents protest 'unnatural' plans for modular housing

The Finglas Action Group claim that the site of a proposed development has a history of anti-social behaviour.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Some social housing left empty for over a year before new families can move in

Figures obtained by RTÉ show properties in some parts of the country lie empty for over a year in between tenants.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Man sleeping rough at GPO says 1916 leaders 'must be turning in their graves'

“The people that stood on this doorstep in 1916 did not stand for this,” Mick Keane says.

# homeless-crisis - Monday 15 February, 2016

These homeless 'shelter pods' popped up overnight in Dublin

A group of “friends and concerned citizens” constructed the boxes to highlight the homeless crisis ahead of the election.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

One year on from Jonathan Corrie's death, we're still relying on short-term solutions

His death, on a cold November night, sparked nationwide outrage, but what has changed?

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 12 November, 2015

This week’s vital property news: Rent freezes and the homeless crisis loom large Property News This post contains images

This week’s vital property news: Rent freezes and the homeless crisis loom large

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# homeless-crisis - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

"Alan Kelly is the only minister who understands the homeless problem," says Peter McVerry

Almost 200 new beds are being announced for Dublin’s homeless.

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