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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Friday 20 October, 2017

Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis?

Dublin City Council said that it is a possibility.

Court challenge to Clontarf homeless hub struck out

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

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year

The housing budget was increased to €1.9 billion for 2018 but will result in only 31 new builds more than those we already knew about.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Monday 2 October, 2017

Column: Could a simple tax solve the housing crisis?

Legislative changes need to be made in Budget 2018 to offer some hope to those who really need it, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# homelessness - Friday 29 September, 2017

Number of homeless children in Ireland passes 3,000

There were yet more distressing numbers in the government’s latest homeless figures.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Dáil defeats Bill that would make housing a constitutional right

Dun Laoghaire TD Richard Boyd Barrett has called the government “shameful” for not supporting the Bill.

Homeless man found dead in tent in Bray

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

Those on city housing lists could be given the option to move to rural Ireland

The Housing Department is currently working on the new repopulation scheme.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Hidden Homelessness: This family is living in a converted workshed in a Dublin back garden

Keith and Sinead bought a house at the height of the boom. Nine years later, they’re ‘in limbo’ in the Dublin suburbs.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Thursday 14 September, 2017

From The Daily Edge Everyone is talking about this powerful ad on youth homelessness in Ireland that played during Gogglebox Lucy's Story

# homelessness - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Government to crack down on landlords who retain deposits from renters

A cap on deposits of one month’s rent is also due to be announced.

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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Friday 8 September, 2017

Varadkar says we don't always hear the 'full stories' when it comes to homelessness

The Taoiseach was asked how he feels when hears personal stories about homelessness today.

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.

Three years on from the death of Jonathan Corrie, another homeless summit takes place today

Homelessness in Ireland is at its worst stage in recent history, with numbers rising all the time.

'I used to have to wash myself in a bookies every morning because there would be needles all over the hostel'

Merchant’s Quay Ireland is launching its annual review for 2016 today.

# homelessness - Thursday 7 September, 2017

The number of homeless families in Ireland has increased by almost 300 in the past year

Over 8,000 people were recorded as homeless last month.

Call for 'use it or lose it' policy to stop land hoarding by speculators

The Social Democrats party has said land hoarding is happening on a widespread basis and speculators “need to be taken on”.

# homelessness - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

'We said it would be good to get 50': Homeless organisation collects over 1,000 sleeping bags left at Electric Picnic

The Path homelessness charity, which helps the homeless in Dublin, trawled through the campsite once the festival ended.

# homelessness - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'The impact on children is very severe': 18 babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year

Depaul Ireland launched its 2016 annual report today.

HSE spent almost €300k burying people who were homeless or had no known family

The money was spent over the last three years.

# homelessness - Monday 4 September, 2017

'Will they think we're scum?': Homeless school student opens up about living in a hotel

A family spoke to RTE’s Morning Ireland about being homeless.

# homelessness - Saturday 2 September, 2017

'People shouldn’t be dying on the streets': Call for action after another homeless person dies

“It has been a heartbreaking week for anyone involved in the fight against homelessness,” the ICHH said.

Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman

New figures show there were 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in the Dublin at the end of July.

# homelessness - Friday 1 September, 2017

'Doing everything we can': Minister to lead emergency housing summit after death of two homeless people

Homeless beds in Dublin are at maximum capacity as the problem continues to worsen.

Minister says growing number of homeless children is a 'wake-up call' for government

There are now 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in Dublin.

Tributes paid to 'gentle, lovely' man who died on Suffolk Street

Stephen “Jack” Watson had been sleeping rough on Suffolk Street in the south inner city.

# homelessness - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Spikes to be removed from outside Next in Jervis Street Shopping Centre after public backlash

The installation of the metal spikes has received backlash across social media.

'A tragedy': Investigation launched into the death of a homeless man sleeping rough in Dublin

The man in his 50s was found unconscious at around 4am on Suffolk Street in Dublin.

# homelessness - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Restoring social welfare and an empty home tax: Peter McVerry Trust's plan to fix the housing crisis

Today, the Peter McVerry Trust will announce the details of its pre-Budget submission.

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