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# homelessness - Monday 11 September, 2017

'It's why homeless people won't stay in these places' - Woman assaulted by fellow resident at Dublin hostel

The Irish woman had moved to Dublin from the midlands less than three months ago.

# homelessness - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Mammy. I don't smile much anymore and I don't know why': Homelessness through the eyes of a child

The number of homeless children in ireland has quadrupled in three years.

# homelessness - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'Once a fire is lit it's very hard to extinguish': Erica Fleming on fighting for other homeless families

Erica and her daughter spent 22 months homeless in Dublin.

# homelessness - Friday 8 September, 2017

Varadkar says we don't always hear the 'full stories' when it comes to homelessness

The Taoiseach was asked how he feels when hears personal stories about homelessness today.

Vacant houses: Varadkar says that council staff are casting doubt on official CSO stats

Questioned over whether a vacant housing tax would be introduced, Varadkar said that it was being considered.

Three years on from the death of Jonathan Corrie, another homeless summit takes place today

Homelessness in Ireland is at its worst stage in recent history, with numbers rising all the time.

'I used to have to wash myself in a bookies every morning because there would be needles all over the hostel'

Merchant’s Quay Ireland is launching its annual review for 2016 today.

# homelessness - Thursday 7 September, 2017

The number of homeless families in Ireland has increased by almost 300 in the past year

Over 8,000 people were recorded as homeless last month.

Call for 'use it or lose it' policy to stop land hoarding by speculators

The Social Democrats party has said land hoarding is happening on a widespread basis and speculators “need to be taken on”.

# homelessness - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

'We said it would be good to get 50': Homeless organisation collects over 1,000 sleeping bags left at Electric Picnic

The Path homelessness charity, which helps the homeless in Dublin, trawled through the campsite once the festival ended.

# homelessness - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'The impact on children is very severe': 18 babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year

Depaul Ireland launched its 2016 annual report today.

HSE spent almost €300k burying people who were homeless or had no known family

The money was spent over the last three years.

# homelessness - Monday 4 September, 2017

'Will they think we're scum?': Homeless school student opens up about living in a hotel

A family spoke to RTE’s Morning Ireland about being homeless.

# homelessness - Saturday 2 September, 2017

'People shouldn’t be dying on the streets': Call for action after another homeless person dies

“It has been a heartbreaking week for anyone involved in the fight against homelessness,” the ICHH said.

Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman

New figures show there were 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in the Dublin at the end of July.

# homelessness - Friday 1 September, 2017

'Doing everything we can': Minister to lead emergency housing summit after death of two homeless people

Homeless beds in Dublin are at maximum capacity as the problem continues to worsen.

Minister says growing number of homeless children is a 'wake-up call' for government

There are now 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in Dublin.

Tributes paid to 'gentle, lovely' man who died on Suffolk Street

Stephen “Jack” Watson had been sleeping rough on Suffolk Street in the south inner city.

# homelessness - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Spikes to be removed from outside Next in Jervis Street Shopping Centre after public backlash

The installation of the metal spikes has received backlash across social media.

'A tragedy': Investigation launched into the death of a homeless man sleeping rough in Dublin

The man in his 50s was found unconscious at around 4am on Suffolk Street in Dublin.

# homelessness - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Restoring social welfare and an empty home tax: Peter McVerry Trust's plan to fix the housing crisis

Today, the Peter McVerry Trust will announce the details of its pre-Budget submission.

# homelessness - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Almost €1000 a month for a room where the bed is next to the oven: Trying to find a place to live in Dublin

With rental prices high and supply low, renting in Dublin is truly a seller’s market.

# homelessness - Saturday 26 August, 2017

This video of a homeless boy with cerebral palsy is going viral Dublin This post contains videos

This video of a homeless boy with cerebral palsy is going viral

The video was posted as part of a new awareness campaign by the group Inner City Helping Homeless.

# homelessness - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Landlords are evicting tenants and doing up their properties as a 'back door' around rent limits

Housing charity Threshold launched its pre-Budget submission today.

'Banks are out of touch': Bank of Ireland criticised over ad about couple moving back in with parents

The tweet about a couple who returned home to live with parents to save for a mortgage has received a huge backlash.

# homelessness - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Laws trying to combat rising rents are being 'flouted by landlords'

Charities have expressed serious concern has private market rents continue to grow.

The number of rental properties in Ireland is at its lowest in recorded history

The latest quarterly rental report makes for grim reading for renters around the country.

# homelessness - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent

The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.

'Grossly unfair': Landlords are not happy about new plans to penalise vacant property owners

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced this week that penalties may be introduced for owners of vacant properties.

# homelessness - Monday 14 August, 2017

New plans would see people in nursing homes given incentives to rent out their home

Campaign groups have warned the government that “vacant housing stock alone” will not solve the housing crisis.

'Penalties are coming': Minister puts householders with vacant second home on notice

The government laid out its plans for vacant houses after a week of strong criticism over homeless numbers.

# homelessness - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'

This is the reality for a growing number of people.

# homelessness - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Census 2016: Nearly one in five homeless adults have a job

In all, 27% of homeless people were aged 18 and under on Census night in April 2016.

# homelessness - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'A loss of dignity': Homeless children are living on takeaways and dining on the floor

Children living in emergency accommodation are living off frozen food and takeaways, according to a new report.

# homelessness - Friday 4 August, 2017

'It's absolutely disgraceful': There are still over 2,800 children homeless in Ireland

There were 1365 families with 2895 children staying in emergency accommodation in June.

# homelessness - Monday 24 July, 2017

Cockroaches, mould and chronic drug abuse in front of children - life in homeless accommodation

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'It could take 180 years to clear the Dublin city housing list'

Council housing is allocated based on need, age, income and right to live in Ireland on a long-term basis.

# homelessness - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Government accused of 'wilfully' releasing inaccurate homelessness figures

Eoin Ó Broin said that the Housing Department was “knowingly releasing incorrect monthly homeless figures”.

# homelessness - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Irish Human Rights Commission worried new hubs could 'normalise' family homelessness

IHREC released a detailed report outlining its concerns about the new family hub model of homeless accommodation.

# homelessness - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

The feminisation of homelessness: Ireland has far more homeless women than Europe

New research shows that almost 50% of homeless people in Dublin are women.

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