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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Today’s News

'Out of control': National day of protest against housing and homelessness crisis to be held in April

Stakeholders have urged everyone to get involved in the demonstration next year.

'3,000 children upset and worried Santa won't visit because they don't know where they'll be living'

Music, poetry and personal testimonies will be heard outside the Dáil today for a family friendly homelessness protest.

# homelessness - Yesterday’s News

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children' Focus Ireland This post contains videos

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children'

Focus Ireland has supported over 14,000 people so far this year who are homeless or at risk of losing their home.

Flat search: Not one property available to rent for a person on rent supplement

A Simon Communities study has found that the number of rental properties on the market has dropped significantly.

# homelessness - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Sir Bob Geldof among 8,000 who slept out in freezing Edinburgh to raise money for homelessness

Organisers say it’s the biggest event of its kind globally.

Property prices are going way up on the West Coast of America and there are tens of thousands of homeless people

A report that showed nearly 554,000 homeless people across the country during local tallies.

# homelessness - Saturday 9 December, 2017

'We're just trying to do as much as we can': The volunteers handing out food and giving haircuts at the GPO every Friday

O’Connell Street is a hive of activity each Friday evening as groups set up to provide their services.

# homelessness - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

'You may not smell too good, and if they smell drink off ye at all, they’ll label you straight away'

Marginalised groups often have difficulty in accessing services when they are struggling with mental health issues, writes Andrea Koenigstorfer.

# homelessness - Saturday 2 December, 2017

A UK charity is providing vending machines for the homeless

The first machine will be installed in Nottingham.

# homelessness - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Homeless deaths: Dublin's emergency beds were practically at capacity on Monday night

Two men who had been sleeping rough died in recent days.

'Our hearts go out to the family and friends': Two homeless men have died in Dublin this week

The man was found unresponsive near to Dublin’s Four Courts on Monday evening.

'It's not sustainable': Offaly's only emergency homeless shelter risks closure over funding

Midlands Simon Community’s emergency shelters are running at a deficit of €176,000 a year.

# homelessness - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Man who was sleeping rough in Ranelagh dies after being found unresponsive

The man was found earlier today and passed away in nearby St Vincent’s Hospital.

# homelessness - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'Extremely worrying': A record high of 184 people are now sleeping rough in Dublin

New figures for October also show an increase in homeless families and single people.

# homelessness - Monday 20 November, 2017

'Perhaps that wasn't the question': Taoiseach may have misunderstood homelessness question

In the past week the government claimed that the context of a question on homelessness was left out – it wasn’t.

# homelessness - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Young mothers queuing for handouts of nappies is the new normal for a Dublin charity

The Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin is a busy place every morning.

# homelessness - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Martin says government surprised by scale of anger levelled against them this week

Martin said Fine Gael faced backlash from the people over homelessness comments.

'Being homeless was so overwhelming. I never felt safe. I never felt the kids were safe'

Focus Ireland has brought 300 families out of homelessness.

Over 70% of people don't think the Irish government is fighting homelessness

There were over 8,000 people staying in emergency accommodation in September.

# homelessness - Friday 17 November, 2017

'Action on homelessness would do more for our international reputation than chastising commentary'

We should be concerned that discussions around homelessness this week were marked by a moralistic judgementalism, writes Kevin Hargaden.

# homelessness - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'See no homeless, hear no homeless, help no homeless': Paul Murphy hits out at government approach

Solidarity TDs have launched a Bill that aims to prevent the installation of anti-homeless devices.

'Emotional contributions' about Fine Gael's messaging on homelessness at party meeting

Comments by Leo Varadkar and junior housing minister Damien English have come in for criticism.

'There's nothing normal about living by the side of the road with your children'

Volunteers at the Capuchin Day Centre say that relative levels of homelessness are not the point.

# homelessness - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards?

The Taoiseach and Housing Minister have both made the claim in recent weeks.

Analysis of homelessness rates in other countries vs Ireland

A brief look at homelessness rates in other countries.

'I am absolutely furious' - Fr Peter McVerry criticises Taoiseach and senior council official for homeless comments

The head of Dublin City Council’s homelessness body is coming in for widespread criticism for her comments.

Coverage of homelessness crisis 'damaging to Ireland's reputation' - minister

His comments follow controversial remarks on the topic by Leo Varadkar at the weekend.

# homelessness - Monday 13 November, 2017

Government's top housing adviser: 'Homelessness is a normal thing'

The chair of the Housing Agency said we need to move from a situation where we use words like “homeless’” and “crisis” continuously.

# homelessness - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar: 'Ireland has one of the lowest levels of homelessness'

The Taoiseach said homeless figures are low by international standards.

# homelessness - Friday 10 November, 2017

Limerick woman describes going into labour in hotel room after becoming homeless

“I felt like my little family was broken.”

'I don't see why not': Jail time could be the penalty for substandard accommodation

“We’re talking about criminals who are abusing people’s human rights,” the Housing Minister said earlier today.

# homelessness - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

# homelessness - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

"You get up in the morning and the first thing you say to yourself is 'where am I going to sleep tonight'?"

Paul and Roy Kelly spent three months homeless living in a tent before being helped by the Peter McVerry Trust.

# homelessness - Monday 6 November, 2017

'Like you’re running up an escalator that is going in the wrong direction': Peter McVerry says homelessness keeps getting worse

Peter McVerry Trust’s annual report shows that the charity supported close to 4,600 individuals across its services last year.

# homelessness - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Pictures: Homeless man who rescued his rabbit from the Liffey in 2011 now lives on Royal canal with his dogs

John Byrne was photographed living on the Royal Canal with his friend and dogs.

# homelessness - Friday 3 November, 2017

Getting a water charges refund? These charities want you to donate it to help tackle homelessness

Three of Ireland’s leading homelessness charities have called on the public to donate their refunds.

# homelessness - Monday 30 October, 2017

Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke

Three months’ worth of complaints to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive suggest conditions in the capital’s emergency accommodation are fraught.

# homelessness - Sunday 29 October, 2017

'In 1971 homelessness was seen as a marginal problem and focused on single men'

Having worked in housing, homelessness and social work for 45 years, Justin O’Brien reflects on personal challenges, successes and milestones.

# homelessness - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Dublin hotelier received €8 million to house homeless families last year

The high payments to hoteliers has continued into 2017 with hotels and B&Bs receiving a total of €23.9 million for the six months to the end of June.

# homelessness - Friday 27 October, 2017

Murphy hails 'progress' housing people but numbers in emergency accommodation hit record levels

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin called Murphy’s bullishness “spin”.

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