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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'With the average house costing €338K, the market is looking sillier with each passing minute'

It’s all going to lead to a bad end when the bubble eventually burst, writes Gavin Mendel-Gleason.

'Families shouldn't be living in hotels, but to move them into a disused warehouse?' Bargaintown This post contains videos

'Families shouldn't be living in hotels, but to move them into a disused warehouse?'

New planned homeless accommodation has come under strong criticism.

# homelessness - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Coveney's aim for no homeless families in hotels by July? Not a chance says McVerry

The campaigner said that it is clear that Coveney’s proposals on homelessness crisis “are just not working”.

# homelessness - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Poll: Should hotels that refuse homeless families face sanctions? No Room At The Inn This post contains a poll

Poll: Should hotels that refuse homeless families face sanctions?

Dublin Lord Mayor Brendan Carr said that some hotels are discriminating against homeless families.

'It's really a case of 'no room at the inn'': Lord Mayor accuses hotels of discrimination

The Lord Mayor of Dublin is calling for sanctions against hotels that have refused homeless families.

# homelessness - Friday 26 May, 2017

Record high: There are over 2,700 children and almost 5,000 adults homeless in Ireland

The number of homeless people has more than doubled since December 2014.

# homelessness - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Explainer: How does a homeless family end up having to present at a Garda station for shelter?

12 families slept in parks, Garda stations or offices on Tuesday night as they had no place else to go.

# homelessness - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Council defends plan to use former Bargaintown store to house homeless people

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive says it is dealing with an unprecedented homeless crisis.

# homelessness - Saturday 6 May, 2017

FactCheck: Are there more homeless people in Ireland now than at any time since the Famine?

Ireland is in the middle of a housing crisis, but are homeless numbers the highest they’ve ever been?

# homelessness - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for Home Sweet Home to donate remaining €129,000 to homeless charities

Brendan Carr said that the funds raised by the campaign should “be immediately put to use assisting people in housing need”.

What has happened to Home Sweet Home (and the €190,000 that was donated)?

The campaign responsible for the occupation of Apollo House has been quiet in recent months.

# homelessness - Saturday 29 April, 2017

'This is just a drop in the ocean': Pictures show rats and mould in emergency accommodation

Photographs were sent by a mother who lives with her children in the Dublin accommodation.

# homelessness - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Number of homeless families and children reaches new record high

A rough sleeper count for Dublin found 138 adults sleeping on the street.

# homelessness - Thursday 20 April, 2017

'My life is being ruined': Young homeless woman living in a tent on the Grand Canal

Eileena said she has been homeless “on and off” since she left state care at the age of 18.

# homelessness - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Transplant patient was homeless and living in his car on Killiney Hill before being hospitalised

James* says he has been homeless since he returned to Dublin from England last year.

# homelessness - Monday 17 April, 2017

'I felt so alone and afraid': Out of the care system and straight into homelessness

The number of homeless 18-24 year olds has shot up in the last three years.

'You had to walk through a pub to get to your room, the smell of drink and drugs was disgusting'

Each day this week, TheJournal.ie will highlight the cases of people affected by homelessness.

# homelessness - Sunday 16 April, 2017

'We have our own beds now': Will family hubs be able to replace hotels for homeless families?

The Housing Minister has said hotels will no longer be used for homeless families by July.

# homelessness - Saturday 8 April, 2017

The streets of Ballyfermot are the stage today for a modern twist on the Passion of the Christ

The theatrical production will retell the story with a modern twist, incorporating the housing crisis.

# homelessness - Monday 3 April, 2017

After 22 months living in a hotel with her daughter, Erica Fleming has moved into her new home

Fleming has been a strong campaigner on issues of homelessness in Ireland.

# homelessness - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Bridge to Poolbeg among 34 infrastructure projects worth €226 million given green light

Funding was announced today for projects across the country.

# homelessness - Saturday 18 March, 2017

'I just wanted a bed, I was sleeping on my mam's sofa': Living with homelessness

TheJournal.ie spoke to a number of residents at new homeless accommodation in Dublin.

# homelessness - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Simon Coveney: Hotels will no longer be used to house homeless families by July

Using hotels to house families has risen hugely in recent times.

# homelessness - Thursday 2 March, 2017

There are 27 empty houses for every one person in emergency accommodation

The Simon Communities want vacant properties to be used to boost social housing supply.

# homelessness - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'There are definitely stories that would fit onto the big screen': Jim Sheridan reflects on Apollo House

The film director is proud of what the Apollo House occupation achieved.

# homelessness - Monday 20 February, 2017

The number of homeless people in Ireland has reached a record high

The number of homeless families and children both declined this month.

# homelessness - Sunday 19 February, 2017

'This is a nightmare': Family face being kicked out of rented home after council 'admin error'

Paul Browne said he is desperately trying to keep a roof over his family’s heads.

# homelessness - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Want to end homelessness? How about converting every emergency hostel in Ireland into a home

Finland provides a positive example of what can be done to end long-term homelessness.

# homelessness - Monday 30 January, 2017

Investigation: What is Nama doing to help increase social housing supply?

The ‘bad bank’ has identified almost 7,000 properties that are potentially suitable for social housing, with demand being confirmed for over 2,700.

'It's soul-destroying, like going for a job interview once a week and every time you don’t get it'

Three people who recently moved into a former Nama-owned property explain what having their own home means to them.

# homelessness - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Meet the team taking chronic rough sleepers off the streets of Dublin and giving them their own home

The Housing First team in Dublin are at the forefront of the battle to end homelessness in Ireland.

# homelessness - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Ireland's homeless figure has just passed 7,000 for the first time

A number of homeless charities have called for Minister for Housing Simon Coveney “to get empty homes back into the housing system”.

# homelessness - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Demolition of Apollo House put on hold

Objections about plans for the site have been made to An Bord Pleanála.

# homelessness - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Everyone was equal, we left our egos at the door: Why I volunteered at Apollo House

Hazel Larkin tells her personal experience of what supporting residents meant to them – and to her.

# homelessness - Monday 16 January, 2017

Spanish inspiration? Anti-eviction movement heats up with bill to end loopholes used to evict tenants

AAA-PBP is kicking off the first day of the Dáil session tomorrow with its Anti-Eviction Bill.

# homelessness - Friday 13 January, 2017

What's being done to help people sleeping rough cope with this freezing cold weather?

The cold weather is an inconvenience for the majority, but for the homeless people living on the streets, it’s much more serious than that.

'This is only the start' - The occupation has ended, but what's next for Home Sweet Home?

The occupation of Apollo House has ended – but what happens next?

# homelessness - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Simon Coveney says residents must leave Apollo House but denies plans to 'forcibly push them out' Twitter Chatter This post contains videos

Simon Coveney says residents must leave Apollo House but denies plans to 'forcibly push them out'

The minister said misinformation has been swirling on Twitter.

'We are going to defy this court order': Apollo House occupiers say they're not going anywhere

They had been ordered to leave the building by 12 noon today.

# homelessness - Saturday 7 January, 2017

No deal reached over occupiers leaving Apollo House

Talks between Government and activists went on until late last night.

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