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Dublin: -2 °C Thursday 27 November, 2014


# homelessness - Today’s News


# homelessness - Yesterday’s News

Here’s how the Government plans to solve the housing crisis

Its social housing strategy for the next six years includes 35,000 new housing units.

# homelessness - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Have any old coats? This new charity wants them

They also need your help.

# homelessness - Sunday 23 November, 2014

A homeless family will be housed in this shipping container in time for Christmas

The shipping container refurbishment will take place at the end of the month in the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

# homelessness - Saturday 22 November, 2014

‘The crisis is deepening’: Record number of rough sleepers in Dublin

The latest count recorded 168 people sleeping rough.

# homelessness - Thursday 20 November, 2014

“There’s a lot of danger out there” – young people describe homelessness Homeless This post contains videos

“There’s a lot of danger out there” – young people describe homelessness

Young people are featured in a new video from the Ombudsman for Children’s office.

# homelessness - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

TD uses image of Australian family to highlight homelessness in Ireland

The AAA TD Ruth Coppinger tweeted a graphic using an image taken from an Australian news website.

# homelessness - Saturday 8 November, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s how homeless people in New York use technology Photo Essay

Here’s how homeless people in New York use technology

Many homeless people use gadgets to stay connected, search for jobs, and pursue their own creative interests.

# homelessness - Sunday 19 October, 2014

‘On my way home I saw 7 people sleeping rough – I’m lucky’

Business, community and political figures slept rough for one night in aid of Focus Ireland.

# homelessness - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

€10m budget boost to end ‘scourge of homelessness’

But rent supplement levels have not been touched.

# homelessness - Sunday 12 October, 2014

More people at risk of losing their family home are seeking advice

3,588 people had sought advice from Focus Ireland in the first eight months of this year.

# homelessness - Monday 6 October, 2014

Open house: What we learned about homelessness this week

#1: Some of the most eloquent voices in this crisis are those of homeless people themselves.

# homelessness - Sunday 5 October, 2014

€500m needed to tackle homelessness as ‘ten children a week lose their home’

Focus Ireland is calling for an ‘immediate’ increase in rent supplement in Budget 2015.

# homelessness - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Getting on the bus: Recovered addicts returning to help those still suffering visit the ‘No Bucks Café’ on their nighttime service.

# homelessness - Friday 3 October, 2014

In from the cold: international ideas for dealing with homelessness

Utah has a very simple idea – give homeless people homes.

‘Trapped’ in emergency accommodation: the downside of homeless hostels

People often become institutionalised in emergency accommodation and find it hard to transition to independent living.

# homelessness - Thursday 2 October, 2014

The new homeless: ‘Her life just turned bad, by one simple thing’

Threshold also helps people who are homeless to find a home – and stay there.

New social housing plan would force developers to ‘use it or lose it’

And fine them for leaving property vacant.

These experts say giving someone a home isn’t a ‘solution’ to homelessness Homeless Ireland This post contains videos

These experts say giving someone a home isn’t a ‘solution’ to homelessness

We speak to people working in Cork Simon and Sophia Housing, and find out the issue is much more complex than it might appear.

Column: ‘You wake and realise, yes, I’m here, this is real. This is another day to be endured.’

An open and honest account of what daily life is like for a person experiencing homelessness.

So just what is the government doing about homelessness?

The coalition has committed to ending long term homelessness by 2016. But we’ve been here before…

# homelessness - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Many Irish families are closer to being homeless than ever

“It’s terrifying knowing I will be homeless in three months”

Should you give money to homeless people?

Charities give their take on it: “If your choice is not to give to a person, you should at least acknowledge them when they ask you a question.”

What causes people to become homeless in Ireland?

How well do we understand the reasons?

# homelessness - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Retired, isolated and lonely: Volunteering with homeless can be ‘life-giving’

Volunteering is a two-way street for wet hostel worker Brian Molloy.

# homelessness - Monday 29 September, 2014

Open thread: What words do you associate with homelessness?

How do you think about people who have no permanent home? We want to hear.

What age, where, and how many: The data on homelessness in Ireland

How many people are sleeping rough in Wexford? Or how many are in emergency accommodation in Tipperary?

24 families to be housed in Cork ghost estate

The homes in Bandon are a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses with gardens.

Homeless people answer the questions they’re asked the most frequently

Our journalists travelled around the country and asked homeless people to answer some questions. The results were unexpected.

Opinion: Coming out of addiction and homelessness is a major life event

If we want to address complex social issues like addiction and homelessness, we need the activity of frontline services to match the vision of high level policy.

Homeless shelter crisis: “It’s not nice saying ‘there are no beds’”

We visit Cork Simon’s emergency shelter to find out about life inside there.

Poll: Do you give money to homeless people? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you give money to homeless people?

Today is the start of series on homelessness.

# homelessness - Sunday 28 September, 2014

No Shelter: Our homelessness crisis is at boiling point – we want Ireland to talk about it has travelled the country to speak to people on the frontline of homelessness – and those people and organisations trying to find a solution.

# homelessness - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Opinion: How do we bring the issue of social housing from ‘political priority’ to concrete action?

We need an increased supply of new social housing whose future is not as heavily dependent on private market interests.

# homelessness - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Higgins: Being homeless is a ‘profound violation of human rights’

The president said he hoped that the ongoing housing debate would lead to more people thinking about the implications of homelessness.

# homelessness - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about IS targeted by strikes in Syria, Irish troop deployments and the ploughing championships.

‘If children are being left without a home, what are any of us doing here?’

TDs have been debating a Sinn Féín-proposed motion on homelessness.

The government still thinks it can end long term homelessness by 2016

The Dublin Simon Community said today that the target is “unachievable”.

State of the Nation: Does cutting property tax make homelessness worse?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# homelessness - Monday 22 September, 2014

‘A gun to our head’: Dublin City Council votes to cut LPT rate by 15%

To keep TV fans interested, there was even a reference to The Wire during what proved to be a lively debate.

# homelessness - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Column: ‘More people are facing a brutal winter on our streets or sleeping in their cars.’

The Simon Community is hoping to press the government into action before the cold sets in.

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