# homelessness - Today’s News
# homelessness - Saturday 26 July, 2014
Social support agency Crosscare have provided vital support to immigrants in Ireland.
# homelessness - Wednesday 23 July, 2014
A new report by charity Crosscare identifies social welfare issues as a major factor in homelessness.
The case of a pensioner couple facing eviction is just one of many elderly people across the country who are dealing with the housing crisis, a charity has said.
Bridget and her two children lived in temporary accommodation over a pub when they became homeless, sharing a toilet with customers.
Focus Ireland helped 10,000 people last year who were on the streets or at risk of becoming homeless.
# homelessness - Friday 18 July, 2014
“It is discrimination against the people of Ballymun,” one of the protesters told TheJournal.ie.
# homelessness - Monday 14 July, 2014
Focus Ireland said that there has been a “stark increase” in the number of families becoming homeless in the last 18 months.
Christy Burke said it’s “unbelievable” that gardaí can’t take in under-18s who are sleeping rough without the presence of a social worker.
# homelessness - Sunday 13 July, 2014
Families accommodated in hotels are forced to share cramped living quarters and boil eggs in kettles to eat.
# homelessness - Friday 11 July, 2014
…And the figures haven’t dropped once in the last six months.
# homelessness - Tuesday 8 July, 2014
Dublin City Council received €3.96 million to work on 236 local authority units.
# homelessness - Monday 7 July, 2014
# homelessness - Thursday 26 June, 2014
The Inner City Helping Homeless group has urged Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan to ‘open her eyes’ and reconsider turning down their offer of meeting homeless people tonight.
# homelessness - Wednesday 25 June, 2014
Joan Burton defended the government’s Housing Bill at the launch of the Peter McVerry Trust Annual Report 2013. The Trust helped 3,586 people last year, up from 383 six years ago.
# homelessness - Monday 23 June, 2014
Christy Burke, who volunteers with the group Inner City Helping Homeless, announced that 80 new beds will be provided by homeless services in Dublin in the next two weeks.
# homelessness - Sunday 22 June, 2014
There are concerns about the lack of supports for both children in care and those who have left State care on turning 18.
# homelessness - Friday 20 June, 2014
Campaigners have said it’s a “worrying trend” and called for Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan to address the problem.
# homelessness - Wednesday 18 June, 2014
The Socialist TD was elected to represent Dublin West last month.
# homelessness - Tuesday 17 June, 2014
An opposition TD said that if Labour backed the new measures the party would have “completely abandoned any pretence of social justice”.
There’s been a recent increase in Dublin families presenting to homeless services for support and accommodation.
# homelessness - Monday 16 June, 2014
Last week I wrote about how my wife and I had fallen on hard times and were now sleeping in our car. The response we have received has restored our faith in human kindness.
EPIC has warned that young care leavers are at an increased risk of homelessness.
# homelessness - Thursday 12 June, 2014
When we see homeless people, we only look at where they ended up – not the road that took them there.
# homelessness - Tuesday 10 June, 2014
One homeless charity described it as “tragic but not surprising”.
SAFE Ireland says that women and children are made homeless by domestic abuse.
# homelessness - Sunday 8 June, 2014
The event was in support of homelessness charity Focus Ireland.
# homelessness - Monday 2 June, 2014
# homelessness - Thursday 22 May, 2014
ICHH says the homelessness situation in the capital is getting worse.
# homelessness - Tuesday 20 May, 2014
Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan outlilned today how the government plans to address homelessness, but charities have given the plan a tepid response.
Council offices in Blanchardstown were occupied by protesters this morning, including one woman who said she’d be without a home within weeks…
Ministers are gathering for today’s Cabinet meeting, where homelessness is top of the morning’s agenda.
# homelessness - Monday 19 May, 2014
Barnardos says that children are the hidden victims of the housing crises.
Evicted mothers describe the emergency accommodation they’re forced to live in due to the housing crises.
# homelessness - Sunday 18 May, 2014
Minister Jan O’Sullivan said that 25,000 units per year are needed to tackle the issue.
# homelessness - Tuesday 13 May, 2014
The charity helped almost 3,600 homeless people last year.
# homelessness - Monday 12 May, 2014
The day has been observed for just over two decades now, starting in 1993 and has been held every year.
# homelessness - Tuesday 6 May, 2014
Gerry Adams said water charges indicated how “far removed” the government is from the general public.