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#Homeless

# homeless - Yesterday’s News

'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 - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Young mothers queuing for handouts of nappies is the new normal for a Dublin charity

The Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin is a busy place every morning.

# homeless - Saturday 18 November, 2017

'Being homeless was so overwhelming. I never felt safe. I never felt the kids were safe'

Focus Ireland has brought 300 families out of homelessness.

Over 70% of people don't think the Irish government is fighting homelessness

There were over 8,000 people staying in emergency accommodation in September.

# homeless - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'See no homeless, hear no homeless, help no homeless': Paul Murphy hits out at government approach

Solidarity TDs have launched a Bill that aims to prevent the installation of anti-homeless devices.

'Emotional contributions' about Fine Gael's messaging on homelessness at party meeting

Comments by Leo Varadkar and junior housing minister Damien English have come in for criticism.

'There's nothing normal about living by the side of the road with your children'

Volunteers at the Capuchin Day Centre say that relative levels of homelessness are not the point.

'Apologise or resign': Fury over council official's comments about 'bad behaviour' of Ireland's homeless

The head of Dublin’s homeless executive later said she could “probably have used better language”, but has not issued an apology.

# homeless - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards?

The Taoiseach and Housing Minister have both made the claim in recent weeks.

Analysis of homelessness rates in other countries vs Ireland

A brief look at homelessness rates in other countries.

Coverage of homelessness crisis 'damaging to Ireland's reputation' - minister

His comments follow controversial remarks on the topic by Leo Varadkar at the weekend.

# homeless - Monday 13 November, 2017

Government's top housing adviser: 'Homelessness is a normal thing'

The chair of the Housing Agency said we need to move from a situation where we use words like “homeless’” and “crisis” continuously.

# homeless - Friday 10 November, 2017

Limerick woman describes going into labour in hotel room after becoming homeless

“I felt like my little family was broken.”

# homeless - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

# homeless - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

"You get up in the morning and the first thing you say to yourself is 'where am I going to sleep tonight'?"

Paul and Roy Kelly spent three months homeless living in a tent before being helped by the Peter McVerry Trust.

# homeless - Monday 6 November, 2017

'Like you’re running up an escalator that is going in the wrong direction': Peter McVerry says homelessness keeps getting worse

Peter McVerry Trust’s annual report shows that the charity supported close to 4,600 individuals across its services last year.

# homeless - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Pictures: Homeless man who rescued his rabbit from the Liffey in 2011 now lives on Royal canal with his dogs

John Byrne was photographed living on the Royal Canal with his friend and dogs.

# homeless - Friday 3 November, 2017

Getting a water charges refund? These charities want you to donate it to help tackle homelessness

Three of Ireland’s leading homelessness charities have called on the public to donate their refunds.

# homeless - 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.

# homeless - Thursday 26 October, 2017

In Ireland, another 76 children became homeless just in time for the new school year

There are still 690 families in hotels, the Minister for Housing said.

# homeless - Friday 20 October, 2017

Court challenge to Clontarf homeless hub struck out

The council plans to turn the Victorian era red brick terraced properties into a “homeless hub”.

# homeless - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Martin is home at last: 14 years on the street and finally a door to close behind him Room Of One's Own This post contains videos

Martin is home at last: 14 years on the street and finally a door to close behind him

Photographer Donal Moloney has been following Martin’s story for years. Here, he finds a wonderful ending.

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

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.

# homeless - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'Sunday night, I made a commitment that there'd be no homeless people on the streets of Cork'

Businesses across Cork opened their doors to rough sleepers ahead of the arrival of Storm Ophelia.

# homeless - Monday 16 October, 2017

Mini buses bring homeless people to extra 200 emergency beds in Dublin

Similar arrangements are being made by local authorities in Limerick, Cork, Galway, Meath, Kildare, Louth and Wicklow.

# homeless - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'I am sitting with a non-alcoholic beer on my last night in emergency accommodation'

Homeless people in these situations are not to be blamed. They are living in a brutal, brutalising environment, writes Christine O’Donnell.

# homeless - Friday 6 October, 2017

Man sentenced to 10 years after stabbing a homeless man and cutting his face

Michael Power (21) cut across his victim’s face from his ear to the angle of his mouth.

# homeless - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'The impact of this is untold': Health funding for homelessness has dropped since 2008

Dublin Simon Community said that health funding for homelessness has dropped by 10% since 2008.

# homeless - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Homeless man found dead in tent in Bray

This is the third death of a rough sleeper in recent weeks.

# homeless - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'Too many people are being left behind': Calls to make housing a priority in the Budget

The Simon Community launched its ‘No One Left Behind’ campaign yesterday.

# homeless - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Homeless organisation came across three overdoses on Dublin streets last night

Activists fear there may be a bad batch of drugs on the streets right now.

Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them

The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.

# homeless - 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 - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

President Higgins says homeless people are deprived of freedom and a sense of belonging

Michael D Higgins has shared his thoughts on the impact of homelessness.

# homeless - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Seriously ill homeless man receives emergency housing after challenging council in court

The man said that he did not wish to be taking up a hospital bed but he couldn’t go back to living on the streets.

# homeless - Monday 11 September, 2017

'It's why homeless people won't stay in these places' - Woman assaulted by fellow resident at Dublin hostel

The Irish woman had moved to Dublin from the midlands less than three months ago.

# homeless - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Mammy. I don't smile much anymore and I don't know why': Homelessness through the eyes of a child

The number of homeless children in ireland has quadrupled in three years.

# homeless - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'Once a fire is lit it's very hard to extinguish': Erica Fleming on fighting for other homeless families

Erica and her daughter spent 22 months homeless in Dublin.

# homeless - Friday 8 September, 2017

Vacant houses: Varadkar says that council staff are casting doubt on official CSO stats

Questioned over whether a vacant housing tax would be introduced, Varadkar said that it was being considered.

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