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Dublin: 16 °C Tuesday 1 September, 2015


# homelessness - Monday 24 August, 2015

Alan Kelly: I’m doing a good job, Barry Cowen: No you’re not

The Environment Minister has sought to regain the initiative this morning.

# homelessness - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Unless you can magic up a few houses, welfare recipients will need to move away from Dublin

It’s an unpalatable solution politically, but the truth is workers and students need to be in a place while those in receipt of welfare cannot make the same claim.

Claims of rise in people sleeping rough on grounds of Alan Kelly’s department

Homeless group chaired by Christy Burke claims rise in numbers – but the Department is taking issue with the figures.

# homelessness - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Alan Kelly thinks Fr McVerry says ‘nothing positive’. But the campaigner’s never met him

The minister tasked with solving the homeless crisis and the high-profile activist don’t appear to have any working relationship.

# homelessness - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Do we need another Jonathan Corrie to die before our government will take the homeless crisis seriously?

The homeless crisis in Ireland is crying out for politicians to do the right thing, not the political thing, writes Donal O’Keeffe

These posters are going to help give two families new homes Quote/unquote This post contains images

These posters are going to help give two families new homes

‘I struggle to get my head around how many people are homeless.’

# homelessness - Friday 14 August, 2015

‘I’m going to have surgery, then I start chemo, then I’ll be homeless’

Aisling is trying to find a place for her and her children to live before she begins treatment.

The Irish economy is meant to be recovering but July saw homeless families reach record levels

In 2012, an average of 8 families were becoming homeless in Dublin each month. Now it’s 70 families.

British police apologise for shaming homeless couple living in their car

Officers from the West Yorkshire Police tweeted an image with the hashtag #luggagewalkofshame.

# homelessness - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Dublin hotel tells homeless family not to use front door

Families in emergency accommodation were issued with strict rules restricting their access to hotel facilities.

# homelessness - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Alan Kelly is under big pressure to come back from his ‘holidays’

The Environment Minister is “not around” but continues to be contactable “at all times”, the department said.

From Business ETC McDonald’s has apologised for telling staff on the French Riviera not to feed “tramps” France

McDonald’s has apologised for telling staff on the French Riviera not to feed “tramps”

The fast food restaurant has been forced to apologise for a note it sent to staff members telling them not to feed the homeless.

# homelessness - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

A TD says you should “break the law” to keep a roof over your head Homelessness This post contains a poll

Councillor says people should be allowed to house families in caravans in their back gardens

Francis Timmons said this would be a short-term solution for people on the housing list.

# homelessness - Saturday 8 August, 2015

‘One father told his little boys they were on holiday’

There has been a significant increase in the number of homeless families in Ireland.

# homelessness - Friday 7 August, 2015

There are at least 12 families currently living in cars in Dublin

Campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has spoken out after a family spent a night in an industrial unit

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# homelessness - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Woman and three children sleep in industrial unit because council’s credit card was maxed out

“Her and her three children are trying to find accommodation tonight.”

# homelessness - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Homelessness has increased since the action plan after Jonathan Corrie’s death

An extra 172 families are now homeless since the action plan was published last December.

# homelessness - Saturday 1 August, 2015

‘Anti-homeless’ spikes turned into bed and mini-library Defensive Architecture This post contains images

‘Anti-homeless’ spikes turned into bed and mini-library

What do you think about the idea?

# homelessness - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Locals pledge to keep protesting until homeless shelter closes

The centre provides Dublin’s only supported temporary accommodation service for homeless women.

# homelessness - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Six young homeless people are moving into these formerly dilapidated flats

The building in Dublin city was transformed by the Peter McVerry Trust.

# homelessness - Friday 10 July, 2015

A vacant hostel has been reclaimed by housing activists

Dublin City Council says the building is “not fit for purpose”.

# homelessness - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Homeless couple moved up waiting list after ‘filthy’ accommodation had ‘blood on the sheets’

The couple tried to sleep at the offices of South Dublin County Council.

Former head shop drug ‘Snow Blow’ linked to HIV surge in Dublin

The drug is more available now than when the head shops shut down, according to one user.

# homelessness - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

There’s an €18 million hole in funding for Dublin’s homeless services

Richard Brady, the head of housing at the Council, said that the situation was “serious”.

# homelessness - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Homelessness in Ireland has become normal, but talking about it hasn’t

More and more people are becoming homeless in Ireland – and that includes children.

# homelessness - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Inside the Night Cafe: ‘People are just so relieved to be indoors for the night’

Some of the people using the emergency service to avoid sleeping on the streets are strikingly young, writes Mark Kennedy.

# 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

# 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.

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