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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 17 April, 2014

Homelessness

# homelessness - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Eircom bills, David Letterman, and WhatsApp: The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish people are treated every year for alcohol abuse?

We need a plan for Ireland’s houses, says Peter McVerry charity

Rising rents, high property prices, homelessness, and social housing waiting lists have combined to cause problems for many people looking for a place to live.

# homelessness - Friday 4 April, 2014

Number of homeless on streets of Dublin rises 25 per cent

A count by Inner City Helping Homeless found 98 sleeping rough.

# homelessness - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Universal Health Insurance, Rehab and how to deal with homelessness

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# homelessness - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Silicon Valley has a homelessness problem…and here are the photos to prove it

San Francisco landlords are using a legal loophole to evict longtime residents. They served 1,977 eviction notices in the past year.

Heroin, warmth and Christmas dinner: Stories from two men living on Dublin’s streets

John and Martin exist in very different ways in the doorways of Ireland’s capital.

# homelessness - Thursday 27 March, 2014

‘Political bulls**t’ won’t solve housing crisis: Property expert says government needs to act

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett said that tenants have “absolutely no recourse” if their landlord becomes insolvent.

# homelessness - Sunday 16 March, 2014

PHOTOS: Baltimore’s homeless men make their own shelters from doors and milk crates

Thousands of people remain homeless in the city and compounding the issue is their fear of staying in shelters provided by the city.

# homelessness - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

‘Time to put flesh on the bones of your policies’: Heated exchanges in homeless debate

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said it is the government’s “firm ambition” to eliminate longterm homelessness and rough sleeping by 2016. Opposition TDs were having none of it.

Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# homelessness - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Column: We are not approaching a homeless crisis, we are here – the crisis is underway

We have never before had a housing crisis of this scale that affects such a wide spectrum of people, writes Catherine Murphy TD.

# homelessness - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Column: The housing market is a mess, so we must decide – will we be charitable or fair?

Incumbent property owners receive special privileges in Ireland – meaning some mortgagors will walk out of this crisis with the same assets they walked into it with, despite not paying for them, writes Karl Deeter.

Homeless family to stage protest outside Joan Burton’s office today

Minister Burton told the family to ‘think anew about your family’s many needs’ and how they can be met within the housing market as it exists at the moment.

# homelessness - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Open thread: How has Ireland’s housing crisis affected you?

Yesterday, four women shared their stories of facing eviction and living with homelessness. We want to hear yours.

# homelessness - Monday 17 February, 2014

Ireland’s housing crisis: Four women’s stories of facing eviction and homelessness

Their stories have been highlighted in a video released by a People Before Profit candidate in Meath.

# homelessness - Monday 10 February, 2014

Dublin company starts random acts of kindness…nominations

One Dublin company decided to give out food to the homeless and are asking others come up with other ways to help people.

# homelessness - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Dublin City Council passes budget that increases homeless supports

After a draft budget contained a near €6 million cut to services for homeless people, Dublin City Council tonight passed a budget that increases these supports.

# homelessness - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Behind the scenes as the Capuchin Day Centre prepares to feed 500 people

We visited the centre yesterday to see what staff and volunteers would be cooking up for their annual festive gala.

‘I’m the CEO of the Capuchin Day Centre and my salary is nil’

Brother Kevin Crowley said he does not believe in organised fundraising as he thinks all donations should go directly to the people in need.

# homelessness - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

# homelessness - Monday 16 December, 2013

Housing charity in Cork moved 50 children out of homelessness this year

In the case of two women moved out of homelessness, they now have appropriate accommodation to have overnight access to their children.

# homelessness - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about the ESB strike being called off, Pat Rabbitte versus Colm Keaveney, and protests in Kiev…

Number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has doubled – charity

Sixteen families are now losing their homes in the capital every month, according to Focus Ireland.

# homelessness - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Ciaran Moran, 27, charged with murder of Gerard Donnelly (36) in Phoenix Park

One other suspect remains in custody, while a second person has been released and a file sent to the DPP.

Government insists homeless issue is being taken seriously, amid heated Dáil debate

It follows the release today of figures showing an increase in the numbers sleeping rough in Dublin.

139 people slept rough in Dublin on 12 November

The latest rough sleeper count is disappointing and unacceptable, says the Peter McVerry Trust.

# homelessness - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Madeleine McCann, jewel thefts and mortgages: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage unemployment rate does Taoiseach Enda Kenny want to see in 2016?

# homelessness - Friday 29 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Today everyone’s been talking about the Phoenix Park murder investigation, the €8.5 million HSE settlement and the mounting pressure on the CRC board members to resign.

Murder investigation launched after man’s body “engulfed by fire” in park

Gardai are still treating the death as suspicious as post-mortem continues on his burned body.

Simon Community says Phoenix Park death highlights the vulnerability of the homeless

A man was found dead in Phoenix Park today who is believed to have suffered from burns.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

NAMA says it has been the most ‘proactive’ in providing social housing

The asset management agency took umbrage at Focus Ireland’s suggestion this morning that it could not access its properties.

Taoiseach: Name a predecessor of mine who took time to talk to homeless people?

Enda Kenny hit back at criticism of the government’s policy in relation to homelessness during Leaders’ Questions this morning.

16 families becoming homeless every month in Dublin

Focus Ireland has said a worrying number of families are losing their homes. The charity has helped more than 9,000 homeless – or at risk of being homeless – people so far this year.

# homelessness - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Swedish political party seeks to ban foreigners from begging

The far-right Sweden Democrats party said the main reason beggars go to Sweden is to beg in a “professional manner”.

# homelessness - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink

Access to health services is key to leaving homelessness behind – which is why Budget 2014 is so damaging to the Government’s commitment to end long-term homelessness by 2016, writes Niamh Randall.

# homelessness - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about a threat against Phil Hogan, an ATM scam and a plane crash in Belgium.

70 business leaders sleep rough to raise money for homelessness

Each of the people braving the elements last night raised €5,000 for Focus Ireland.

# homelessness - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing

Focus Ireland said the number of families becoming homeless every month in Dublin has recently doubled from 8 to 16 families every month.

# homelessness - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Two-thirds of Cork’s homeless have mental conditions – report

A new report by the Cork Simon Community says that early school leavers and those who encounter legal trouble are far more likely to end up homeless.

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