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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Saturday 3 December, 2016

10 stark images of homeless life are currently adorning the railings of St Stephen's Green In Sight Out This post contains videos

10 stark images of homeless life are currently adorning the railings of St Stephen's Green

The free exhibit is the latest foray by the In Sight homeless photography project.

# homelessness - Thursday 1 December, 2016

The vow to end homelessness by Christmas? Not going to happen

Jonathan Corrie died two years ago today and homelessness in Ireland is worse than ever.

# homelessness - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns

There has been a 100% increase in the number of people registered as homeless in Co Louth in the last two years.

Number of rough sleepers on Dublin streets up 56% in last year

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive has confirmed there were 142 rough sleepers on the streets of the capital.

'Don't let us die': Homeless men's fears as makeshift camp on south Dublin green grows Exclusive

The group of young men has made the green their home as they sleep rough.

# homelessness - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

"The hardest part is telling them there's no bed for the night" - A day in the life of the homeless of Cork

We follow two services in Cork city providing food, warmth and shelter to the homeless 365 days in the year.

Dragon’s Den businessman to sell Aran Islands home and donate funds to homeless charities

The €300,000 sale will provide deposits to purchase at least 15 homes for families who are homeless.

'I look at photos of my grandchildren to keep me sober': beating homelessness

High rents, alcoholism and illness – there are so many roads that lead to homelessness.

# homelessness - Monday 28 November, 2016

'I have never seen anything like this': Homelessness in Galway hits crisis point

More and more families are presenting as homeless in Galway, where no social housing has been built since 2009.

So here it is: Christmas FM returns to the airwaves

All funds raised this year by Christmas FM will go to Focus Ireland’s homelessness campaign.

# homelessness - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'My son said to me we'll need to put up a Christmas tree this year... please God we'll have a house first'

Family homelessness has shocked Ireland – we visit the South West to find children living in hotels and B&Bs.

# homelessness - Saturday 26 November, 2016

"I don't want to be 40 living in a tent waking up with a bottle of vodka beside me"

Youth homelessness is a huge social and economic issue – what’s being done to stop it?

# homelessness - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Number of adults and children in homeless families in Dublin trebles in two years

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney has been highlighting arrangements in place for people who are homeless in the city.

# homelessness - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Across the US, more and more cities are passing laws to criminalise being homeless

A new report singled out cities Hawaii, Texas and Washington for their approach to homelessness.

# homelessness - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Homeless numbers in south Dublin rose 60% in nine months

In October, there were 439 people on the council’s homeless register.

# homelessness - Friday 11 November, 2016

'The most loving girl': Tributes paid at funeral of homeless woman in Limerick

Louise Casey (31) was found dead at a derelict building during the week.

7 ways your workplace can help homeless people this Christmas

It’s the season of giving. Why not get your workplace involved?

# homelessness - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Government wants to see hundreds of houses built on these vacant sites in Dublin

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney says he is putting attractive packages in place to ensure builders start constructing affordable homes.

# homelessness - Sunday 30 October, 2016

"It's shocking that it comes down to us to do this": Writers set out to raise €15k for the homeless

We talked to the editors of a new anthology that’s raising money for the Simon Community.

# homelessness - Monday 17 October, 2016

These 'flat to rent' ads show a sobering side to the hunt for housing SVP

These 'flat to rent' ads show a sobering side to the hunt for housing

They’re part of a new campaign to raise awareness about the work SVP does, and the need for social housing.

# homelessness - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'

Cutting VAT on new homes would have been a better approach, one economist has said.

# homelessness - Monday 10 October, 2016

Homeless choir to bring High Hopes to Sligo Choral Festival

The High Hopes Choir is set to headline Sligo International Choral Festival next month.

# homelessness - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Local councils to pay up-front rent to private owners of derelict houses

Councils are buying up derelict houses for social housing under government housing action plan.

# homelessness - Friday 30 September, 2016

There are now nearly 1,000 homeless families in emergency accommodation in Dublin

Latest figures show that there were 998 families homeless and living in hostels, hotels or B&Bs across Dublin in the month of August.

# homelessness - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Dunnes Stores sent warning letter from Dublin City Council over gates outside Grafton Street store

A homeless action group previously used the area in front of the store to set up a food stall.

# homelessness - Friday 23 September, 2016

'Building up instead of out will prepare Dublin for 21st century city living'

Business groups are calling on councillors to scrap changes that would limit the height of some city centre buildings.

# homelessness - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Foreign investor firms responsible for around a fifth of Dublin house purchases

The sales are mostly to large, mostly foreign private equity companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs)

'I need a new sleeping bag, some lady poured water down on top of me while I slept'

Sleeping in pairs is the safest way to survive rough sleeping. It means having someone to watch your back, provide company and even body heat, writes Martina Bergin from the Dublin Simon Community.

# homelessness - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

At least 168 people were sleeping rough in Dublin last night

The number of rough sleepers in the capital has reached a record high.

# homelessness - Thursday 15 September, 2016

'The goal is to change the stigma': Homeless Dublin man setting up charity to help homeless

Anthony has been homeless, on and off, for most of his adult life. He says he wants to help others to help themselves.

# homelessness - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Dozens of homeless people will share pizza with the public on Grafton Street this evening

The get-together is planned for 8.30pm. “We want to break down the social barriers between the homeless and the rest of the public,” says organiser Cormac Noonan.

# homelessness - Saturday 10 September, 2016

'It's exploitation': Homeless charities condemn 'two-tier' tenants laws

Students or other tenants in houseshares who are not on the lease are “second-class” housemates who do not qualify for tenancy rights, the Peter McVerry Trust told TheJournal.ie.

# homelessness - Thursday 1 September, 2016

"You had your whole life in a little bag and nothing to do and nowhere to go all day"

Alan’s story was highlighted in the Focus Ireland 2015 annual report which was launched today.

# homelessness - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'I don't think we can solve the crisis without interfering with private property'

The Peter McVerry Trust are calling on the government to buy up empty private properties.

# homelessness - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

"I never imagined the State would use such underhanded tactics to try and shame a private citizen"

Homeless campaigner Erica Fleming says that false accounts have been spread to try and tarnish her reputation.

# homelessness - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Homeless single mum who secured a place in Trinity has been refused Back To Education Allowance

The Department of Social Protection told TheJournal.ie that the Family Income Supplement, which Erica Fleming receives, is not a qualifying payment for the BTEA.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Homeless crisis: Rise in calls to rape helpline from people who have lost their homes

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is reporting a marked increase in contacts from people who have been rendered homeless.

# homelessness - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Homeless families living in Dublin hotel told to leave by Saturday

Lynam’s Hotel has gone into receivership.

# homelessness - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Child homelessness has increased by 37% in six months

The problem in Dublin is particularly stark.

# homelessness - Friday 15 July, 2016

Figures used to tackle housing crisis were five years out of date

In May, the Housing Agency told the Dáil there were 230,000 vacant houses in Ireland – it’s actually 198,000.

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