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# homelessness - Sunday 19 October, 2014

‘On my way home I saw 7 people sleeping rough – I’m lucky’

Business, community and political figures slept rough for one night in aid of Focus Ireland.

# homelessness - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

€10m budget boost to end ‘scourge of homelessness’

But rent supplement levels have not been touched.

# homelessness - Sunday 12 October, 2014

More people at risk of losing their family home are seeking advice

3,588 people had sought advice from Focus Ireland in the first eight months of this year.

# homelessness - Monday 6 October, 2014

Open house: What we learned about homelessness this week

#1: Some of the most eloquent voices in this crisis are those of homeless people themselves.

# homelessness - Sunday 5 October, 2014

€500m needed to tackle homelessness as ‘ten children a week lose their home’

Focus Ireland is calling for an ‘immediate’ increase in rent supplement in Budget 2015.

# homelessness - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Getting on the bus: Recovered addicts returning to help those still suffering

TheJournal.ie visit the ‘No Bucks Café’ on their nighttime service.

# homelessness - Friday 3 October, 2014

In from the cold: international ideas for dealing with homelessness

Utah has a very simple idea – give homeless people homes.

‘Trapped’ in emergency accommodation: the downside of homeless hostels

People often become institutionalised in emergency accommodation and find it hard to transition to independent living.

# homelessness - Thursday 2 October, 2014

The new homeless: ‘Her life just turned bad, by one simple thing’

Threshold also helps people who are homeless to find a home – and stay there.

New social housing plan would force developers to ‘use it or lose it’

And fine them for leaving property vacant.

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These experts say giving someone a home isn’t a ‘solution’ to homelessness

We speak to people working in Cork Simon and Sophia Housing, and find out the issue is much more complex than it might appear.

Column: ‘You wake and realise, yes, I’m here, this is real. This is another day to be endured.’

An open and honest account of what daily life is like for a person experiencing homelessness.

So just what is the government doing about homelessness?

The coalition has committed to ending long term homelessness by 2016. But we’ve been here before…

# homelessness - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Many Irish families are closer to being homeless than ever

“It’s terrifying knowing I will be homeless in three months”

Should you give money to homeless people?

Charities give their take on it: “If your choice is not to give to a person, you should at least acknowledge them when they ask you a question.”

What causes people to become homeless in Ireland?

How well do we understand the reasons?

# homelessness - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Retired, isolated and lonely: Volunteering with homeless can be ‘life-giving’

Volunteering is a two-way street for wet hostel worker Brian Molloy.

# homelessness - Monday 29 September, 2014

Open thread: What words do you associate with homelessness?

How do you think about people who have no permanent home? We want to hear.

What age, where, and how many: The data on homelessness in Ireland

How many people are sleeping rough in Wexford? Or how many are in emergency accommodation in Tipperary?

24 families to be housed in Cork ghost estate

The homes in Bandon are a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses with gardens.

Homeless people answer the questions they’re asked the most frequently

Our journalists travelled around the country and asked homeless people to answer some questions. The results were unexpected.

Opinion: Coming out of addiction and homelessness is a major life event

If we want to address complex social issues like addiction and homelessness, we need the activity of frontline services to match the vision of high level policy.

Homeless shelter crisis: “It’s not nice saying ‘there are no beds’”

We visit Cork Simon’s emergency shelter to find out about life inside there.

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Poll: Do you give money to homeless people?

Today is the start of TheJournal.ie series on homelessness.

# homelessness - Sunday 28 September, 2014

No Shelter: Our homelessness crisis is at boiling point – we want Ireland to talk about it

TheJournal.ie has travelled the country to speak to people on the frontline of homelessness – and those people and organisations trying to find a solution.

# homelessness - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Opinion: How do we bring the issue of social housing from ‘political priority’ to concrete action?

We need an increased supply of new social housing whose future is not as heavily dependent on private market interests.

# homelessness - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Higgins: Being homeless is a ‘profound violation of human rights’

The president said he hoped that the ongoing housing debate would lead to more people thinking about the implications of homelessness.

# homelessness - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about IS targeted by strikes in Syria, Irish troop deployments and the ploughing championships.

‘If children are being left without a home, what are any of us doing here?’

TDs have been debating a Sinn Féín-proposed motion on homelessness.

The government still thinks it can end long term homelessness by 2016

The Dublin Simon Community said today that the target is “unachievable”.

State of the Nation: Does cutting property tax make homelessness worse?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# homelessness - Monday 22 September, 2014

‘A gun to our head’: Dublin City Council votes to cut LPT rate by 15%

To keep TV fans interested, there was even a reference to The Wire during what proved to be a lively debate.

# homelessness - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Column: ‘More people are facing a brutal winter on our streets or sleeping in their cars.’

The Simon Community is hoping to press the government into action before the cold sets in.

# homelessness - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Joan Burton heckled at trade union meeting on homelessness

The meeting today also heard from Fr Peter McVerry and focused on practical solutions to the homelessness crisis.

# homelessness - Friday 19 September, 2014

Over 158 people in Dublin were sleeping rough on Wednesday night

They were counted within a 5 mile radius and it is the highest recorded number in several weeks.

# homelessness - Monday 15 September, 2014

Dublin’s homeless could be housed in prefabs

It’s one proposal being looked at by Dublin City Council.

# homelessness - Friday 12 September, 2014

Has homelessness become acceptable?

Merchants Quay Ireland has published its annual review.

# homelessness - Friday 5 September, 2014

“Are you a control freak?” – Enda Kenny answers tough questions from the Moone Boy kid

Did you ever flush your sandwiches down the toilet, Taoiseach? Well, did you?

# homelessness - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Homeless man in Athlone escapes being tipped into bin truck

Staff at the waste management company had been instructed to check in every bin before emptying it and a worker spotted him asleep inside one.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Couple evicted from home before they could get dressed may have to ‘sleep in a van’

Martin and Violet Coyne are left homeless after being evicted from their residence in Castleknock.

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