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# homelessness - Today’s News

One year on from Jonathan Corrie’s death, we’re still relying on short-term solutions

His death, on a cold November night, sparked nationwide outrage, but what has changed?

# homelessness - Saturday 28 November, 2015

In photos: Living homeless in a Hawaiian paradise

Hawaii has the highest rate of homelessness in any US state.

# homelessness - Monday 23 November, 2015

“You wonder – why are you on the street?”: Pat Kenny spent a night examining the homelessness crisis

“It’s an extraordinary experience seeing the city like this.”

# homelessness - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Meet the woman trying to bring Christmas to homeless people

She needs your help to make it happen.

# homelessness - Monday 16 November, 2015

It looks like just 200 council houses will be built in the whole of 2015

Alan Kelly said that “ten times” more social houses than the 20 built so far this year will be completed by the end of 2015.

# homelessness - Monday 2 November, 2015

Alan Kelly’s big idea to solve the rental crisis could be dead in the water

It comes as a new poll finds strong support for the minister’s rent certainty proposal.

# homelessness - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Dublin homeless offered free haircuts in new initiative

For founder Stewart Roberts, the service is all about providing dignity.

# homelessness - Thursday 29 October, 2015

# homelessness - Monday 19 October, 2015

This jilted bride turned her wedding into a feast for the homeless

Turning a heartbreaking situation into something positive.

# homelessness - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Council says man found dead on Dublin street was not homeless

The DRHE said volunteers had provided information about the deceased man that was not confirmed by the appropriate authorities.

# homelessness - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Ruth Coppinger and her supporters have ended their occupation of a show-home

An injunction action was taken by developer Hansfield Investments.

# homelessness - Monday 5 October, 2015

Debate Room: Should there be a rent freeze?

There has been talk about penalties for landlords who don’t accept rent supplement, calls for the ban on bedsits to be lifted and continuous calls for more housing supply — so what is the answer? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.

# homelessness - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Can 500 prefabs like this solve Dublin’s homeless crisis?

The government has announced that 500 modular housing units are to be built in the capital with 150 delivered within four months.

# homelessness - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Homeless man found dead off Dublin’s Dawson Street named

Dublin Simon has warned that more homeless people could die as winter sets in.

# homelessness - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Charity warns more homeless people could die as winter sets in

Dublin Simon says the number of rough sleepers is the highest it has ever been.

# homelessness - Friday 25 September, 2015

WATCH: Outrage after animal rights group steals puppy from homeless man

The activists have defended their actions, and claimed the dog was being mistreated.

Homeless man found dead off Dublin’s Dawson Street

The man’s body was found on Dawson Lane. Gardaí say the death is not being treated as suspicious.

# homelessness - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Gardaí shut down stall handing out food and clothes to homeless in Dublin

Gardaí say March For The Homeless must secure the correct permits.

# homelessness - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Patient facing eviction says he’s going on hunger strike to “shame” the government

Brian Nason says he can’t find somewhere to live because he’s on rent allowance.

# homelessness - Sunday 20 September, 2015

‘Someone needs to call a halt to this right now. The crisis is worsening every single day’

Almost 5,000 people are now in emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Poll: Would you support the building of prefab homes for the homeless in your area? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support the building of prefab homes for the homeless in your area?

It’s a new plan being considered by a number of councils in Dublin.

Could one of these six homes be the answer to the homeless crisis?

The four Dublin local authorities have opened a demonstration of modular housing.

# homelessness - Friday 11 September, 2015

Fine Gael TD: Housing Dublin homeless in rural areas will increase criminality

“Some of the people cause hardship and social disruption to existing communities here in the Midlands,” James Bannon said.

# homelessness - Monday 7 September, 2015

The housing crisis may be much worse than we thought

Figures released by Fianna Fáil show the social housing waiting list stands at 130,000 and not the 89,000 the government claims.

# homelessness - Friday 4 September, 2015

Alan Kelly and Fr Peter McVerry are fighting again

The veteran campaigner said homeless people are better off sleeping rough than going to emergency accommodation.

# 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

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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

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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.

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