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# homelessness - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'No wonder there's such a delay': Just four staff in unit tasked with delivering housing

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said this team works with experienced staff within the department, key agencies, local authorities and the construction sector.

# homelessness - Saturday 24 June, 2017

A changing promise: The Government said it would get families in hotels out of homelessness, but now it's putting them into hubs

A July deadline for getting families out of commercial hotels will not be met.

# homelessness - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Minister admits the July deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels will not be met

The Housing Minister made the announcement today.

New homes for previously homeless, elderly people built on land donated by Sisters of Charity

The homelessness crisis shows no signs of slowing down.

'Everyone's been saying to me don't give it back... I kept saying it's only a house at the end of the day'

Ann Uzell recently gave up her old home for a smaller apartment.

# homelessness - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Apollo House is going to be demolished

Hawkins House – widely known as the capital’s ‘ugliest building’ – will also be redeveloped.

'This is about bringing a new energy': The Housing Minister was out-and-about for the first time today

Eoghan Murphy was the opening of a new 70-bed social housing building in Chapelizod.

# homelessness - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister

Eoghan Murphy said that the possibility the help-to-buy scheme had had the opposite effect to that intended is “a concern”.

# homelessness - Saturday 17 June, 2017

# homelessness - Friday 16 June, 2017

Red tape and stigma are barriers to homeless seeking mental health services

Many get turned away if they have substance abuse difficulties – or even because they just don’t have an address.

# homelessness - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'I fought to get clean and to get where I am today': New apartments in Dublin give hope to homeless people

St Agatha’s Court consists of 11 social housing apartments located in Dublin’s north inner city.

Can Simon Coveney meet his own deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels?

It is unlikely that the July deadline for getting families out of hotels will be met.

# homelessness - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'It could take 40 years to provide enough homes for people on Dublin's housing list'

Think tank Tasc says that the government’s plan to provide enough homes is simply “not working”.

# homelessness - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'My father used to beat me and my mother up for fun': A night on the streets with Dublin's rough sleepers

We went out with an outreach team to see what a night is like on the streets of Dublin.

# homelessness - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'With the average house costing €338K, the market is looking sillier with each passing minute'

It’s all going to lead to a bad end when the bubble eventually burst, writes Gavin Mendel-Gleason.

'Families shouldn't be living in hotels, but to move them into a disused warehouse?' Bargaintown This post contains videos

'Families shouldn't be living in hotels, but to move them into a disused warehouse?'

New planned homeless accommodation has come under strong criticism.

# homelessness - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Coveney's aim for no homeless families in hotels by July? Not a chance says McVerry

The campaigner said that it is clear that Coveney’s proposals on homelessness crisis “are just not working”.

# homelessness - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Poll: Should hotels that refuse homeless families face sanctions? No Room At The Inn This post contains a poll

Poll: Should hotels that refuse homeless families face sanctions?

Dublin Lord Mayor Brendan Carr said that some hotels are discriminating against homeless families.

'It's really a case of 'no room at the inn'': Lord Mayor accuses hotels of discrimination

The Lord Mayor of Dublin is calling for sanctions against hotels that have refused homeless families.

# homelessness - Friday 26 May, 2017

Record high: There are over 2,700 children and almost 5,000 adults homeless in Ireland

The number of homeless people has more than doubled since December 2014.

# homelessness - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Explainer: How does a homeless family end up having to present at a Garda station for shelter?

12 families slept in parks, Garda stations or offices on Tuesday night as they had no place else to go.

# homelessness - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Council defends plan to use former Bargaintown store to house homeless people

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive says it is dealing with an unprecedented homeless crisis.

# homelessness - Saturday 6 May, 2017

FactCheck: Are there more homeless people in Ireland now than at any time since the Famine?

Ireland is in the middle of a housing crisis, but are homeless numbers the highest they’ve ever been?

# homelessness - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for Home Sweet Home to donate remaining €129,000 to homeless charities

Brendan Carr said that the funds raised by the campaign should “be immediately put to use assisting people in housing need”.

What has happened to Home Sweet Home (and the €190,000 that was donated)?

The campaign responsible for the occupation of Apollo House has been quiet in recent months.

# homelessness - Saturday 29 April, 2017

'This is just a drop in the ocean': Pictures show rats and mould in emergency accommodation

Photographs were sent by a mother who lives with her children in the Dublin accommodation.

# homelessness - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Number of homeless families and children reaches new record high

A rough sleeper count for Dublin found 138 adults sleeping on the street.

# homelessness - Thursday 20 April, 2017

'My life is being ruined': Young homeless woman living in a tent on the Grand Canal

Eileena said she has been homeless “on and off” since she left state care at the age of 18.

# homelessness - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Transplant patient was homeless and living in his car on Killiney Hill before being hospitalised

James* says he has been homeless since he returned to Dublin from England last year.

# homelessness - Monday 17 April, 2017

'I felt so alone and afraid': Out of the care system and straight into homelessness

The number of homeless 18-24 year olds has shot up in the last three years.

'You had to walk through a pub to get to your room, the smell of drink and drugs was disgusting'

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will highlight the cases of people affected by homelessness.

# homelessness - Sunday 16 April, 2017

'We have our own beds now': Will family hubs be able to replace hotels for homeless families?

The Housing Minister has said hotels will no longer be used for homeless families by July.

# homelessness - Saturday 8 April, 2017

The streets of Ballyfermot are the stage today for a modern twist on the Passion of the Christ

The theatrical production will retell the story with a modern twist, incorporating the housing crisis.

# homelessness - Monday 3 April, 2017

After 22 months living in a hotel with her daughter, Erica Fleming has moved into her new home

Fleming has been a strong campaigner on issues of homelessness in Ireland.

# homelessness - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Bridge to Poolbeg among 34 infrastructure projects worth €226 million given green light

Funding was announced today for projects across the country.

# homelessness - Saturday 18 March, 2017

'I just wanted a bed, I was sleeping on my mam's sofa': Living with homelessness

TheJournal.ie spoke to a number of residents at new homeless accommodation in Dublin.

# homelessness - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Simon Coveney: Hotels will no longer be used to house homeless families by July

Using hotels to house families has risen hugely in recent times.

# homelessness - Thursday 2 March, 2017

There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation

The Simon Communities want vacant properties to be used to boost social housing supply.

# homelessness - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'There are definitely stories that would fit onto the big screen': Jim Sheridan reflects on Apollo House

The film director is proud of what the Apollo House occupation achieved.

# homelessness - Monday 20 February, 2017

The number of homeless people in Ireland has reached a record high

The number of homeless families and children both declined this month.

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