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# homelessness - Friday 8 May, 2015

Ireland has a massive number of homeless children

New figures from the Department of the Environment have found 3,081 homeless people across the country.

# homelessness - Friday 1 May, 2015

Dublin homeless centre closes after attacks on staff

Merchants Quay has temporarily suspended its day services, and will reopen shortly.

# homelessness - Thursday 30 April, 2015

# homelessness - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

A family of six including one-month-old baby slept in a car last night

“The system is failing us. We’re not bad parents here, the system is failing us.”

# homelessness - Saturday 25 April, 2015

The issue of families living in hotels is still (mostly) a Dublin problem

The capital has far more people in emergency accommodation than the rest of the country.pr

# homelessness - Monday 13 April, 2015

A €4.7 million plan to turn these flats into accommodation for homeless people will not go ahead

Councillors told Dublin City CEO Owen Keegan not to press on with the plan this evening.

Lord Mayor: No vote tonight on plan to house homeless in ‘Love/Hate’ flats

Focus Ireland is calling for Dublin councillors to support the renovation of O’Devaney Gardens.

# homelessness - Thursday 12 March, 2015

‘Plans to house homeless in O’Devaney Gardens won’t go down well with residents’

The block of flats, was earmarked for redevelopment under a public-private partnership.

# homelessness - Monday 9 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge Vogue editor taken to task over ‘tasteless’ Instagram of homeless person Come On Vogue

Vogue editor taken to task over ‘tasteless’ Instagram of homeless person

Fashion blogs have been calling Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis “dangerously out of touch”.

‘I’m sleeping on a friend’s sofa on the verge of becoming homeless, I don’t know what to do’

Karen says she found herself in this situation because there is no social housing available and the rent supplement is just too low.

# homelessness - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

‘An insult’: Jonathan Corrie plaque removed from doorway where he died Molesworth Street This post contains videos

‘An insult’: Jonathan Corrie plaque removed from doorway where he died

His family is upset by the move.

# homelessness - Friday 27 February, 2015

Homeless man buried in Vatican cemetery reserved for senior priests for the first time

It’s usually reserved for Teutonic clerics.

# homelessness - Monday 23 February, 2015

The number of children living in poverty could fill Mayo

“In its last year in office, how will the Government respond to these children?”

# homelessness - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

# homelessness - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Opinion: Blowing taxpayers money might generate headlines, but it won’t solve homelessness

An issue like homelessness has long-term causes and consequences that need to be dealt with.

# homelessness - Thursday 5 February, 2015

‘Rising rents are forcing families to squat and sleep in cars’

Many families who were renting are becoming homeless on a daily basis.

# homelessness - Monday 2 February, 2015

Councillor’s opposition to homeless hostel ‘not Nimby-ism, it’s pure economics’

Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell voted against the development a homeless hostel in Dublin’s city centre.

Opinion: I never knew how easy it was to become homeless in Ireland until now

I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that a mere three weeks could change my life so drastically.

# homelessness - Saturday 31 January, 2015

‘The most memorable thing about jail? Helping IRA members escape on a helicopter’

Dublin’s Lord Mayor recalls his time in prison, and shares his thoughts on the Queen.

# homelessness - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Dublin hospitals told: If someone is homeless, you can’t discharge them

The protocol is expected to be implemented during the first quarter of this year.

# homelessness - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

‘Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s’ – Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin Inner City This post contains videos

‘Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s’ – Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin

The Lord Mayor said the capital’s problems haven’t changed that much in the 30 years he has been a councillor.

Opinion: Rural homelessness remains a hidden problem in Ireland

Rural homelessness tends to be more ‘hidden’ than urban homelessness – with Dublin being the only area where an official rough sleeper count takes place.

# homelessness - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

No apology for Sinn Féin TD after remarks about his homeless brother were made in the Dáil

Jonathan O’Brien clashed with his Labour counterpart in the Dáil last week.

# homelessness - Monday 12 January, 2015

Boland’s Mill redevelopment hasn’t started yet but people are already criticising it

Councillors today said the housing provision in the plan is not sufficient.

# homelessness - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Opinion: Enda and Co have done a great thing for the Irish people – they have made us aware.

We have woken up to the fact that, just because our parents or grandparents voted for a certain party, that maybe – just maybe – that party isn’t what we should be voting for.

# homelessness - Friday 2 January, 2015

Rubbish dumping still a problem around the last remaining flats in Ballymun

They are set for demolition in June of this year.

# homelessness - Monday 29 December, 2014

From The42 ‘I’d been on the streets since I was 13… Football helped me to believe in myself’ Interview

‘I’d been on the streets since I was 13… Football helped me to believe in myself’

Thomas O’Dwyer and James Traynor of the Irish Homeless World Cup team chat to TheScore.ie about overcoming obstacles.

# homelessness - Friday 26 December, 2014

Those new Christmas socks you don’t want? Someone else could use them

A number of charities are seeking donations.

# homelessness - Monday 22 December, 2014

Homeless pregnant woman and six children to be hosted at chef’s home for Christmas

Generous unemployed chef had made the offer on TheJournal.ie last week to cook Christmas dinner for a homeless family.

# homelessness - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

French company donates €100,000 to house homeless people in Dublin

Two charities today have called in the government to overhaul the rental system to keep people in their homes.

# homelessness - Monday 15 December, 2014

Daughter of Jonathan Corrie planning to sleep-out on street where her father died

The 43-year-old’s death two weeks ago — just metres from the gates of Leinster House — refocused attention on the issue of homelessness.

# homelessness - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Homeless people walked around New York with disposable cameras – here are the pictures

Some are beautiful, some are heartbreaking.

# homelessness - Friday 12 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Homeless man in Cork gets his wish for Christmas after going viral on Facebook Happy Christmas

Homeless man in Cork gets his wish for Christmas after going viral on Facebook

George will be reunited with his family for Christmas dinner next week.

From The Daily Edge The High Hopes Choir shot to number one on iTunes following the uplifting documentary High Hopes Choir

The High Hopes Choir shot to number one on iTunes following the uplifting documentary

Ireland’s first homeless choir won over viewers.

# homelessness - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

‘Rats skittering across sodden blankets, beds of needles’: Enda on meeting Dublin’s homeless On The Streets This post contains videos

‘Rats skittering across sodden blankets, beds of needles’: Enda on meeting Dublin’s homeless

The Taoiseach has told the Dáil about his experience of meeting homeless people last week.

# homelessness - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

‘NAMA’ hotel to house homeless Dublin families

Ministers have signed off on a raft of measures to combat homelessness — including a new ‘Nite Café’.

A plaque has been erected in the doorway where Jonathan Corrie died

He passed away from hypothermia earlier this month.

# homelessness - Sunday 7 December, 2014

# homelessness - Friday 5 December, 2014

Enda Kenny was on the streets talking to homeless people last night

“He had his woolly hat on and his jacket on and his scarf and he walked around and he fed people.”

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