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Dublin: 8 °C Sunday 23 October, 2016


# homelessness - Monday 17 October, 2016

These 'flat to rent' ads show a sobering side to the hunt for housing SVP

These 'flat to rent' ads show a sobering side to the hunt for housing

They’re part of a new campaign to raise awareness about the work SVP does, and the need for social housing.

# homelessness - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'

Cutting VAT on new homes would have been a better approach, one economist has said.

# homelessness - Monday 10 October, 2016

Homeless choir to bring High Hopes to Sligo Choral Festival

The High Hopes Choir is set to headline Sligo International Choral Festival next month.

# homelessness - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Local councils to pay up-front rent to private owners of derelict houses

Councils are buying up derelict houses for social housing under government housing action plan.

# homelessness - Friday 30 September, 2016

There are now nearly 1,000 homeless families in emergency accommodation in Dublin

Latest figures show that there were 998 families homeless and living in hostels, hotels or B&Bs across Dublin in the month of August.

# homelessness - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Dunnes Stores sent warning letter from Dublin City Council over gates outside Grafton Street store

A homeless action group previously used the area in front of the store to set up a food stall.

# homelessness - Friday 23 September, 2016

'Building up instead of out will prepare Dublin for 21st century city living'

Business groups are calling on councillors to scrap changes that would limit the height of some city centre buildings.

# homelessness - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Foreign investor firms responsible for around a fifth of Dublin house purchases

The sales are mostly to large, mostly foreign private equity companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs)

'I need a new sleeping bag, some lady poured water down on top of me while I slept'

Sleeping in pairs is the safest way to survive rough sleeping. It means having someone to watch your back, provide company and even body heat, writes Martina Bergin from the Dublin Simon Community.

# homelessness - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

At least 168 people were sleeping rough in Dublin last night

The number of rough sleepers in the capital has reached a record high.

# homelessness - Thursday 15 September, 2016

'The goal is to change the stigma': Homeless Dublin man setting up charity to help homeless

Anthony has been homeless, on and off, for most of his adult life. He says he wants to help others to help themselves.

# homelessness - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Dozens of homeless people will share pizza with the public on Grafton Street this evening

The get-together is planned for 8.30pm. “We want to break down the social barriers between the homeless and the rest of the public,” says organiser Cormac Noonan.

# homelessness - Saturday 10 September, 2016

'It's exploitation': Homeless charities condemn 'two-tier' tenants laws

Students or other tenants in houseshares who are not on the lease are “second-class” housemates who do not qualify for tenancy rights, the Peter McVerry Trust told

# homelessness - Thursday 1 September, 2016

"You had your whole life in a little bag and nothing to do and nowhere to go all day"

Alan’s story was highlighted in the Focus Ireland 2015 annual report which was launched today.

# homelessness - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'I don't think we can solve the crisis without interfering with private property'

The Peter McVerry Trust are calling on the government to buy up empty private properties.

# homelessness - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

"I never imagined the State would use such underhanded tactics to try and shame a private citizen"

Homeless campaigner Erica Fleming says that false accounts have been spread to try and tarnish her reputation.

# homelessness - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Homeless single mum who secured a place in Trinity has been refused Back To Education Allowance

The Department of Social Protection told that the Family Income Supplement, which Erica Fleming receives, is not a qualifying payment for the BTEA.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Homeless crisis: Rise in calls to rape helpline from people who have lost their homes

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is reporting a marked increase in contacts from people who have been rendered homeless.

# homelessness - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Homeless families living in Dublin hotel told to leave by Saturday

Lynam’s Hotel has gone into receivership.

# homelessness - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Child homelessness has increased by 37% in six months

The problem in Dublin is particularly stark.

# homelessness - Friday 15 July, 2016

Figures used to tackle housing crisis were five years out of date

In May, the Housing Agency told the Dáil there were 230,000 vacant houses in Ireland – it’s actually 198,000.

# homelessness - Thursday 14 July, 2016

A major business lobby group wants a €1 BILLION social housing spend

Businesses are increasingly viewing the homeless crisis in Ireland as an obstacle to economic growth.

# homelessness - Monday 11 July, 2016

'Unacceptable' - Ireland's 2,751 vacant social housing units

Local authority figures released to Fianna Fáil show that, as of April, there were 372 vacant housing units in Dublin City alone.

# homelessness - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Helplessness, drug addiction and disbelief: An evening on a soup run for the homeless went on a soup run with the Dublin Simon Community.

# homelessness - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Woman (18) and baby found on street after failing to get emergency accommodation

Mary Lou McDonald said homelessness is “out of control”.

# homelessness - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

'We woke up in a tent last Christmas, now we have a home'

Simon Coveney opened new housing units for people who were homeless in Dublin today.

# homelessness - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Snapshot of one county: How Ireland's housing crisis grew out of control

Bray town councillor Pat Vance told his colleagues in 2013: “I’ll keep on saying it, time and time again, something needs to be done.”

# homelessness - Friday 17 June, 2016

This is what the government is being told to do to solve the housing crisis

The Housing and Homelessness Committee’s report is being launched today.

# homelessness - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

'There's nowhere to have any form of normal life': The pressures facing Ireland's homeless children

The overall number of homeless children in the capital doubled in the past year – with 1,616 children now in emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Coveney to miss 100-day housing plan deadline as 'people are not focused on work in August'

The new housing minister said it would be published directly after the deadline, with work to commence in September.

# homelessness - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Through young eyes: 'Homelessness crisis makes me question the type of country I am growing up in'

The fact that homelessness is still such a big problem in Ireland makes me angry, writes Transition Year student Mark Hartery.

# homelessness - Thursday 12 May, 2016

There are now 6,000 people living homeless in Ireland

The number of those living without accommodation in Ireland increased by 152 in March.

# homelessness - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Enda Kenny tells new ministers to pay their water charges

Independent TDs Finian McGrath and John Halligan have both said they have not paid their Irish Water bill.

Wheelchair user found sleeping rough on beach in Kerry

He is now staying in emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Monday 9 May, 2016

Homeless men end occupation of council building in Bray

They had been protesting in the building since Thursday.

# homelessness - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Still no government and the capital's rough sleeper numbers are up again

On one night last month there were 171 people without a bed that night.

# homelessness - Friday 29 April, 2016

Investigation after body of man found in Stephen's Green

Gardaí have said that they are not treating the death as suspicious.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

New beds for homeless mothers and children should be open 'in a matter of weeks'

The centre closed in December due to lack of funding.

# homelessness - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Open thread: Rent rises, housing lists, homelessness - what's the number one issue for you?

NAMA, the mortgage crisis and rents – it’s all up for discussion at the housing and homeless committee.

# homelessness - Friday 15 April, 2016

Alan Kelly admits over-budget Ballymun homes 'by no means went to plan'

The cost of each house could reach over €240k.

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