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Dublin: 0 °C Wednesday 26 April, 2017

#Homeless

# homeless - Yesterday’s News

Number of homeless families and children reaches new record high

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

# homeless - 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.

# homeless - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Transplant patient was homeless and living in his car on Killiney Hill before being hospitalised

James* says he has been homeless since he returned to Dublin from England last year.

# homeless - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Pregnant mother of four soon to be homeless as landlord is selling home

Sarah and her husband Eamon have until June to try to find a new home for their family.

# homeless - Monday 17 April, 2017

'I felt so alone and afraid': Out of the care system and straight into homelessness

The number of homeless 18-24 year olds has shot up in the last three years.

'You had to walk through a pub to get to your room, the smell of drink and drugs was disgusting'

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will highlight the cases of people affected by homelessness.

# homeless - Sunday 16 April, 2017

'We have our own beds now': Simon's homeless fix is working - but for how long?

The Housing Minister has said hotels will no longer be used for homeless families by July.

# homeless - Monday 3 April, 2017

After 22 months living in a hotel with her daughter, Erica Fleming has moved into her new home

Fleming has been a strong campaigner on issues of homelessness in Ireland.

# homeless - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Bridge to Poolbeg among 34 infrastructure projects worth €226 million given green light

Funding was announced today for projects across the country.

# homeless - Monday 20 March, 2017

'They’d put me in a room with nothing to eat and no windows. Then they would cut my hair to the bone'

A survivor returned this week to the Magdalene Laundry where she had been forced to spend her youth.

# homeless - Saturday 18 March, 2017

'I just wanted a bed, I was sleeping on my mam's sofa': Living with homelessness

TheJournal.ie spoke to a number of residents at new homeless accommodation in Dublin.

# homeless - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Simon Coveney: Hotels will no longer be used to house homeless families by July

Using hotels to house families has risen hugely in recent times.

# homeless - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Over 198,000 empty homes in Ireland: UK officers turn them into housing - would that work here?

Empty homes officers have been appointed in the UK since the early 90s.

# homeless - Thursday 2 March, 2017

There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation

The Simon Communities want vacant properties to be used to boost social housing supply.

# homeless - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Gilligan will have to provide proof of income if he wants taxpayers to fund new home

It’s reported the convicted drug trafficker presented himself at council offices claiming he is facing homelessness.

# homeless - 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 - Monday 20 February, 2017

The number of homeless people in Ireland has reached a record high

The number of homeless families and children both declined this month.

# homeless - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Want to end homelessness? How about converting every emergency hostel in Ireland into a home

Finland provides a positive example of what can be done to end long-term homelessness.

# homeless - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Poll: Do you think the Apollo House occupation was a success? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the Apollo House occupation was a success?

Legal proceedings formally ended yesterday.

# homeless - Monday 30 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge This Limerick café has come up with a great way to help the homeless during the bad weather Chez Le Fab

This Limerick café has come up with a great way to help the homeless during the bad weather

A rail packed with warm coats is now stationed outside Chez le Fab, 24 hours a day.

Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?

The ‘bad bank’ has identified almost 7,000 properties that are potentially suitable for social housing, with demand being confirmed for over 2,700.

'It's soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it'

Three people who recently moved into a former Nama-owned property explain what having their own home means to them.

# homeless - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Meet the team taking chronic rough sleepers off the streets of Dublin and giving them their own home

The Housing First team in Dublin are at the forefront of the battle to end homelessness in Ireland.

# homeless - 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 - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Demolition of Apollo House put on hold

Objections about plans for the site have been made to An Bord Pleanála.

# homeless - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Everyone was equal, we left our egos at the door: Why I volunteered at Apollo House

Hazel Larkin tells her personal experience of what supporting residents meant to them – and to her.

# homeless - Friday 13 January, 2017

What's being done to help people sleeping rough cope with this freezing cold weather?

The cold weather is an inconvenience for the majority, but for the homeless people living on the streets, it’s much more serious than that.

'This is only the start' - The occupation has ended, but what's next for Home Sweet Home?

The occupation of Apollo House has ended – but what happens next?

# homeless - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Apollo House occupation: One resident remains inside the building

The majority of residents and activists formally left the building this afternoon.

# homeless - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

'We are going to defy this court order': Apollo House occupiers say they're not going anywhere

They had been ordered to leave the building by 12 noon today.

# homeless - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Leaving Apollo House?: Home Sweet Home claims residents are coming back because of drug use

The activist group says alternative accommodation is not appropriate.

# homeless - Saturday 7 January, 2017

No deal reached over occupiers leaving Apollo House

Talks between Government and activists went on until late last night.

# homeless - Friday 6 January, 2017

Home Sweet Home co-founder no longer allowed entry to Apollo House Exclusive

Quentin Sheridan originally founded the group in October.

# homeless - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Limerick women's shelter evacuated last night after bedroom blaze

Four units from the fire station were sent to Thomondgate shortly after midnight.

# homeless - Friday 30 December, 2016

More than 2,500 children were homeless in the last week of November

From 21-27 November, a total of 1,023 families were homeless in Dublin alone.

# homeless - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'Irish people are suckers for celebrity endorsements': Dublin council chief on Apollo House

Owen Keegan has criticised the occupation.

# homeless - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

'This is home for people now' - A look inside Apollo House

Occupiers say they aren’t planning on leaving on 11 January.

Group behind Apollo House occupation raises €160,000 from public donations

Home Sweet Home took over the Dublin building earlier this month for use as homeless accommodation.

# homeless - Sunday 25 December, 2016

About 70 people will have Christmas dinner in Apollo House today

Home Sweet Home has also said that over €150,000 has been raised online.

# homeless - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Christmas Eve

Busking on Grafton Street, the terror attack in Berlin and Carrie Fisher had everyone talking today…

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