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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 5 August, 2015


# 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 marching and 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.

# 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 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 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.

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