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Dublin: 17 °C Tuesday 30 September, 2014

#Homelessness

# homelessness - Today’s News

Retired, isolated and lonely: Volunteering with homeless can be ‘life-giving’

Volunteering is a two-way street for wet hostel worker Brian Molloy.

# homelessness - Yesterday’s News

Open thread: What words do you associate with homelessness?

How do you think about people who have no permanent home? We want to hear.

What age, where, and how many: The data on homelessness in Ireland

How many people are sleeping rough in Wexford? Or how many are in emergency accommodation in Tipperary?

24 families to be housed in Cork ghost estate

The homes in Bandon are a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses with gardens.

Homeless people answer the questions they’re asked the most frequently

Our journalists travelled around the country and asked homeless people to answer some questions. The results were unexpected.

Opinion: Coming out of addiction and homelessness is a major life event

If we want to address complex social issues like addiction and homelessness, we need the activity of frontline services to match the vision of high level policy.

Homeless shelter crisis: “It’s not nice saying ‘there are no beds’”

We visit Cork Simon’s emergency shelter to find out about life inside there.

Poll: Do you give money to homeless people? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you give money to homeless people?

Today is the start of TheJournal.ie series on homelessness.

# homelessness - Sunday 28 September, 2014

No Shelter: Our homelessness crisis is at boiling point – we want Ireland to talk about it

TheJournal.ie has travelled the country to speak to people on the frontline of homelessness – and those people and organisations trying to find a solution.

# homelessness - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Opinion: How do we bring the issue of social housing from ‘political priority’ to concrete action?

We need an increased supply of new social housing whose future is not as heavily dependent on private market interests.

# homelessness - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Higgins: Being homeless is a ‘profound violation of human rights’

The president said he hoped that the ongoing housing debate would lead to more people thinking about the implications of homelessness.

# homelessness - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about IS targeted by strikes in Syria, Irish troop deployments and the ploughing championships.

‘If children are being left without a home, what are any of us doing here?’

TDs have been debating a Sinn Féín-proposed motion on homelessness.

The government still thinks it can end long term homelessness by 2016

The Dublin Simon Community said today that the target is “unachievable”.

State of the Nation: Does cutting property tax make homelessness worse?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# homelessness - Monday 22 September, 2014

‘A gun to our head’: Dublin City Council votes to cut LPT rate by 15%

To keep TV fans interested, there was even a reference to The Wire during what proved to be a lively debate.

# homelessness - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Column: ‘More people are facing a brutal winter on our streets or sleeping in their cars.’

The Simon Community is hoping to press the government into action before the cold sets in.

# homelessness - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Joan Burton heckled at trade union meeting on homelessness

The meeting today also heard from Fr Peter McVerry and focused on practical solutions to the homelessness crisis.

# homelessness - Friday 19 September, 2014

Over 158 people in Dublin were sleeping rough on Wednesday night

They were counted within a 5 mile radius and it is the highest recorded number in several weeks.

# homelessness - Monday 15 September, 2014

Dublin’s homeless could be housed in prefabs

It’s one proposal being looked at by Dublin City Council.

# homelessness - Friday 12 September, 2014

Has homelessness become acceptable?

Merchants Quay Ireland has published its annual review.

# homelessness - Friday 5 September, 2014

“Are you a control freak?” – Enda Kenny answers tough questions from the Moone Boy kid

Did you ever flush your sandwiches down the toilet, Taoiseach? Well, did you?

# homelessness - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Homeless man in Athlone escapes being tipped into bin truck

Staff at the waste management company had been instructed to check in every bin before emptying it and a worker spotted him asleep inside one.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Couple evicted from home before they could get dressed may have to ‘sleep in a van’

Martin and Violet Coyne are left homeless after being evicted from their residence in Castleknock.

Bailiffs evict Castleknock pensioners ahead of court hearing

The Coynes have never failed to pay rent – but are facing eviction today.

# homelessness - Monday 11 August, 2014

Pensioners could face jail over housing eviction

Martin and Violet Coyne face homelessness after alternative accommodation falls through.

# homelessness - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems

Christy Burke said that “certain senior politicians don’t see any votes in addiction, so they don’t see it as a priority”.

# homelessness - Friday 8 August, 2014

Touching comic tells story of homeless man who saved rabbit from Liffey

John Byrne jumped in after his pet rabbit Barney in 2012 after another man threw the animal into the water.

# homelessness - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Lack of affordable housing pushing up demand for emergency accommodation in Galway

COPE Galway says it has seen a significant increase in demand for its emergency accommodation for homeless people and for women and children affected by domestic violence.

# homelessness - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s the start of your four-day week – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

39 families were made homeless in July in Dublin alone

Focus Ireland say that many are losing homes because of the failure of the rent supplement scheme.

# homelessness - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Case Studies: Facing homelessness in a foreign country

Social support agency Crosscare have provided vital support to immigrants in Ireland.

# homelessness - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Decisions by Department of Social Protection have ‘catastrophic results on peoples lives’

A new report by charity Crosscare identifies social welfare issues as a major factor in homelessness.

Homeless pensioner: ‘I want to live the rest of my life with some dignity’

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.

‘I was boiling pasta and eggs in the kettle just to feed the kids’

Bridget and her two children lived in temporary accommodation over a pub when they became homeless, sharing a toilet with customers.

‘The government needs to act now’: Demand for homeless service up 25%

Focus Ireland helped 10,000 people last year who were on the streets or at risk of becoming homeless.

# homelessness - Friday 18 July, 2014

Ballymun council building occupied over rent allowance ban

“It is discrimination against the people of Ballymun,” one of the protesters told TheJournal.ie.

# homelessness - Monday 14 July, 2014

One family a day is becoming homeless in Dublin

Focus Ireland said that there has been a “stark increase” in the number of families becoming homeless in the last 18 months.

Dublin Mayor: It’s ‘bullsh*t’ gardaí can’t take in homeless under-18s without social worker

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

How is Dublin spending 100 times more on hotels for homeless people than in 2010?

Families accommodated in hotels are forced to share cramped living quarters and boil eggs in kettles to eat.

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