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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 19 June, 2018

#Homelessness

# homelessness - Friday 15 June, 2018

Lone mothers and people with disabilities discriminated against when it comes to housing

New research looking into discrimination and inequality in housing in Ireland was published today.

Eoin vs Eoghan: Is Sinn Féin's housing billboard fair game or a PR stunt?

Minister Eoghan Murphy compared it to a ‘Trump approach’.

# homelessness - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Ombudsman sounds warning about 'invisible' homeless children and family hubs

Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon says the government needs to change its thinking.

# homelessness - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Families who remain homeless for over 12 months far more likely to secure social housing

Dublin has about 77% of all homeless families in Ireland.

# homelessness - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless'

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has accused the government of “massaging the figures”.

# homelessness - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'We come across kids who are exhausted... situations where toilet training has been almost impossible'

Advocates today called for more action on so-called hidden homelessness.

# homelessness - Saturday 26 May, 2018

'Some families lost four of five children to drugs': Being a GP in Dublin's inner city

Many homeless people are reluctant to seek medical treatment, for a number of reasons.

# homelessness - Friday 25 May, 2018

'My daughter had a communion last year... my friend had to lend me her house'

The first home has been delivered under a government leasing scheme in Dublin.

# homelessness - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Eoghan Murphy accused of being either 'not competent' or 'not fit for office' over homeless figures

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin levelled the charge at Minister Eoghan Murphy as the minister appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee this afternoon.

# homelessness - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'They are not in secure tenancies': Debate in the Dáil over who should be categorised as homeless

Minister Murphy was asked to make a statement following a row last week over hundreds of adults and children being removed from the March homeless figures.

# homelessness - Monday 7 May, 2018

Homeless charities hit out at suggestion non-nationals would be excluded from figures

The Department said that it was awaiting a report from an interdepartmental group.

# homelessness - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Department of Housing won't comment on claims non-EU nationals may be removed from homeless list

The claims top a bad week for Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy in which his department’s monthly reporting of Ireland’s homeless numbers has come in for intense scrutiny.

# homelessness - Saturday 5 May, 2018

If a family are living in accommodation paid for through homeless funding, does that make them homeless?

The government says 600 people were counted wrongly as being homeless, others are not so sure.

# homelessness - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'They never became homeless': Minister defends himself against accusations he manipulated figures

Sinn Féin has accused the minister of “knowingly” manipulating homeless figures.

Council told by Housing Department not to include people it says are homeless in monthly figures Exclusive

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced earlier this week that a number of local authorities had been miscategorising people as homeless.

# homelessness - Monday 30 April, 2018

Homelessness figures: Government says it 'erroneously' overstated figures in previous months

A total of 3,646 children were recorded homeless in March.

# homelessness - Friday 27 April, 2018

'Slight delay' in publishing Ireland's latest homeless numbers shows new form of reporting is needed, says minister

Some local authorities appear to be better than others in terms of sending their numbers to the Department of Housing.

# homelessness - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'He was kind, loving and sometimes he could be very happy': Tribute to a brother who died on the streets

There have been at least 15 reported deaths of homeless people in the past seven months – here are two of their stories.

# homelessness - Friday 20 April, 2018

Homeless man's life has done 'a total 180 degree turn' since he sought help after Storm Emma

Philip had been homeless since 2012, after he lost his home when he was made redundant from his job.

Record decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin in past six months

The numbers of people sleeping rough on the city’s streets dropped by just over 40% in the past six months.

# homelessness - Thursday 19 April, 2018

'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today

The pair had a heated debate over the government’s housing record.

Over three-quarters of all social housing delivery this year is set to come from the private sector

Social Housing Delivery Targets for Local Authorities commit to providing an additional 50,000 social housing homes by the end of 2021.

'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy on Tuesday got Cabinet approval for the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.

# homelessness - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Former Jacob's owner Michael Carey nominated to replace Conor Skehan as chair of the Housing Agency

Murphy has nominated Michael Carey, the former chair of Bord Bia who has extensive experience overseeing state bodies.

# homelessness - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Landlords who raise rents by more than the allowed limit will face criminal charges under planned new laws

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy today secured Cabinet approval to publish the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.

# homelessness - Monday 16 April, 2018

'It's shameful': Focus Ireland calls for urgent action to support elderly homeless people

There were 119 people over the age of 65 homeless in Ireland in February.

# homelessness - Saturday 7 April, 2018

'Less talk, more action': Thousands take to streets of Dublin calling for end to homeless crisis

The number of homeless children has quintupled in under four years.

# homelessness - Friday 6 April, 2018

Homelessness: Do we want an Ireland modelled on Vancouver where the majority prosper?

I live in Vancouver. Now, watching Ireland’s homelessness crisis developing from here, it’s hard not to see these two worlds coming closer and closer together, writes Richard MacCarthy.

# homelessness - Monday 2 April, 2018

Poll: Should a ban be placed on evictions until the housing crisis improves? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a ban be placed on evictions until the housing crisis improves?

Just under 10,000 people are now homeless in Ireland.

Peter McVerry: 'It should be made illegal for the next three years to evict people onto the street'

To declare a housing and homeless emergency would enable emergency actions to be taken for a short period of time, writes Peter McVerry.

# homelessness - Friday 30 March, 2018

Hotel was paid up to €5m to accommodate homeless people last year

New figures show that another hotel received between €2 million and €3 million.

Micheál Martin says Budget 2019 must prioritise the homeless crisis

Martin said the government has failed to grapple with the issue, which continues to get worse.

# homelessness - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Taoiseach declares homeless and housing crisis a national emergency

Leo Varadkar said the latest homeless figures are “disturbing”.

'It was filthy, absolutely filthy': Homeless family 'bitten by bed bugs' in hotel room

Sandra* currently lives with her two sons (ages eight and 11) in a hotel in Dublin.

# homelessness - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

State spent €47 million housing homeless families in Dublin hotels last year

Sinn Féin’s Eoin O Broin said there is not enough money being spent on prevention.

# homelessness - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'

Alone Ireland today launched a campaign called ‘How will you pay the rent when you retire?’

# homelessness - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Extra beds for rough sleepers as temperatures dip to below freezing

People who see rough sleepers have been advised to contact homeless charities.

Is emergency accommodation up to scratch? A new campaign wants to ask homeless people

The Dublin Inquirer is crowdfunding a customer-satisfaction survey.

# homelessness - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Ronan is five years old and has to share a bed with his mother in his grandparents' house

Hidden homelessness is a growing problem in Ireland.

# homelessness - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists

The council said it is doing so in order to encourage families to seek housing in the private rented sector.

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