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#Homeless

# homeless - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

# homeless - Monday 17 September, 2018

National wind warning issued and 'intense bursts of rain' expected

Rain warnings are in place for some counties amid flooding risk.

# homeless - Friday 14 September, 2018

Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis'

Merchants Quay chief: “It’s an understatement at this point to say we have a homelessness crisis”

# homeless - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Homeless charity forced to put services on hold after van 'written off' in crash

Volunteers were at the Electric Picnic site to collect sleeping bags when the crash occurred.

'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October

A range of trade unions, housing advocates and groups have today called for a “radical shift” in Ireland’s housing policies.

Mother and one-year-old child walk streets waiting to hear about accommodation for the night

One woman was left with nowhere to go earlier this week after she says she was told her child wasn’t registered as homeless.

# homeless - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study

Although the study is US-based, many factors of it still ring true for those children who are homeless in Ireland.

# homeless - Friday 31 August, 2018

US couple ordered to give homeless man what's left of $400k they raised for him

The homeless man had helped the couple pay for fuel for their car when they were left stranded one night.

# homeless - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Roddy Doyle has written a new film about the homeless crisis

Rosie is about a young family who are homeless and living in hotels.

# homeless - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

The number of homeless families has increased to a new record

There are now 1,778 families in emergency accomodation.

# homeless - Monday 27 August, 2018

'Hopefully it brings us luck': The Pope's Skoda is being donated to a homeless hub

The “SCV 1″ number plate, which stands for Vatican city, will be changed.

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

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

# homeless - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Drug-taking, violence and self-harming - what users of emergency accommodation witness at night

A new survey of the experiences of users has been published by the Dublin Inquirer.

# homeless - 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.

# homeless - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years' Housing Crisis This post contains videos

Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years'

The architect and presenter of Room to Improve said Ireland needs to work on building communities – not just houses.

# homeless - Thursday 16 August, 2018

HAP: Landlords are just turning around and saying, 'Someone else is after coming in with cash'

“It gets so much that I actually just stopped for two, three weeks because I couldn’t bear to keep going, getting refused, getting refused, getting refused,” says Daniel who has been looking for accommodation with HAP for eight months.

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.

# homeless - Monday 13 August, 2018

Family which spent night in garda station offered 'evening only' accommodation

Margaret Cash is understood to be in contact with the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive about trying to secure accommodation for her and her family.

# homeless - Friday 10 August, 2018

'It's a disgrace': Brother Kevin blasts moving homeless out of Dublin for Pope visit

The founder of the Capuchin Day Centre says Pope Francis would be entirely against homeless being moved out of the capital.

Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone'

A woman and her six children slept in a garda station on Wednesday night.

# homeless - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Family who spent night at garda station secure temporary accommodation after 'traumatic few days'

Margaret Cash and six of her children had to spend last night in Tallaght Garda Station.

'They had nowhere to go': Mother and six children spend night on chairs at garda station

The family has now left Tallaght Garda Station and are on their way to South Dublin County Council’s Housing Department.

# homeless - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

156,000 homeless as death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 131

Nearly 2,500 people have been hospitalised with serious injuries.

# homeless - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Families move in to cooperative housing scheme in Dublin

Residents live alongside social and private tenants, all sharing common amenities.

# homeless - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

'I was starting to feel worried, really big time worried' - Struggling to find a home as an older person in 2018 Dublin

With the help of Alone, 65-year-old Joe Kelly was given the keys to a new permanent home in Dublin today.

# homeless - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Dublin City Council issues €500k tender for homeless accommodation booking system

The contract also includes the provision of training for staff who will be using the system.

# homeless - Saturday 14 July, 2018

‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness

Limited supports for children coming through care is forcing young people out onto the streets and into a growing homeless crisis.

# homeless - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'Before they came into my life, I faced closed doors - now the only closed door I face is my own'

Focus Ireland launched its 2017 annual report this morning.

# homeless - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Christy Dignam: The bankers are still up here making millions... and we've 4,000 kids in homeless accommodation Aslan This post contains videos

Christy Dignam: The bankers are still up here making millions... and we've 4,000 kids in homeless accommodation

Christy Dignam had some strong words in relation to bankers and homelessness when we sat down with him.

# homeless - Saturday 7 July, 2018

€28 million was paid in rent to landlords last month under the Housing Assistance Payment DCC

€28 million was paid in rent to landlords last month under the Housing Assistance Payment

Hap and Homeless Hap are a form of rental benefit payment to assist lower income households.

# homeless - Thursday 5 July, 2018

'Completely misjudged' or necessary investment? Private companies offer mortgage-to-rent scheme

This would be done under the government’s mortgage-to-rent scheme, with the owners becoming council tenants.

# homeless - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Plans for over 1,000 new 'fast track' apartments in Dublin and across the country announced

The announcement was made following the third Housing Summit.

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 - Thursday 28 June, 2018

'Truly shocking': There are now 9,846 homeless people in Ireland

The number of homeless adults rose by 57 in May to 6,020. These 57 adults were all located in Dublin.

Residents 'terrified' after staircase in council flat block 'moved' and cracked

Dublin City Council has has put in place an expert group to complete repairs and carry out an inspection of all of the blocks.

# homeless - Monday 25 June, 2018

One night out in Dublin city with five different soup runs

There are at least 16 different groups or organisations that give out food and supplies on the streets of Dublin city on a regular basis.

# homeless - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'It's like pulling teeth': Charity official trying to hand over 21 houses to Clare County Council

Jim Connolly said he wouldn’t tell “his worst enemy” to work in housing services.

# homeless - 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.

# homeless - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Government report says offers of social housing rejected

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

# homeless - Friday 15 June, 2018

Lone mothers and people with disabilities discriminated against when it comes to housing

New research looking into discrimination and inequality in housing in Ireland was published today.

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