Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Begging

All time
# temple bar
Gardaí arrest 46 in operation clamping down on 'organised begging' in Dublin city centre
All 46 are due in court next month.
# Windsor Castle
Begging clampdown urged ahead of royal wedding
Simon Dudley, the leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, wrote to the local police chief.
# begging for change
'It's only getting worse': Up to 80 beggars on Dublin's city streets at any one time
There have been calls for a clampdown on eastern European begging gangs.
# Begging
Dublin restaurants say persistent beggars are a 'major threat' to diners' comfort
A Dublin City Council report also recommends planning rules for outdoor seating be relaxed.
# beggin'
This extremely guilty dog really, REALLY wants his human's forgiveness
“And I am telling you, I’M NOT GOING!” – this dog.
# Bad timing
Restaurant owners say they're not targeting homeless with begging survey
The Restaurants Association said homelessness and aggressive begging are two separate issues.
# Law and Order
Public order offences down in Dublin as gardaí target drunks and 'aggressive begging'
Justice Minister said figures for the first nine months of this year show drunkenness is down significantly in the two main city centre divisions.
# DublinTown
'The majority of begging in Dublin city centre is organised'
Richard Guiney, who represents thousands of businesses in the capital, said the government needs to do more.
# Neglect
If you see children begging on the street, the ISPCC want you to report it
The society’s Leanbh service wants members of the public to contact their out of hours service or gardaí if they see children begging.
# Begging
Swedish political party seeks to ban foreigners from begging
The far-right Sweden Democrats party said the main reason beggars go to Sweden is to beg in a “professional manner”.
# not homeless need boobs
Woman begs at side of the road for 'bigger boobs'
You’ve got to admire her chutzpah.
# Forced Labour
Extra Dáil sitting to pass laws against human trafficking
TDs are being hauled in on a Friday to pass legislation which gives a new legal definition to “forced labour”.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you give money to people begging on the street?
An organisation in Dublin is encouraging people to place donations in new ‘giving boxes’ instead of directly to people begging.
# Begging
Organisation in Dublin launches campaign to reduce street begging
The Dublin City Business Improvement District is encouraging people to place donations in new ‘giving boxes’ instead of directly to people begging.
# Your Say
Poll: Is the "aggressive begging" legislation effective?
To date, 540 people have been arrested under new legislation that was enacted to reduce “aggressive begging”. We ask: in your experience, has this legislation been effective so far?
# Children
Child beggars up by 9%, according to ISPCC
The number of children seen begging in Dublin reaches 966 in 2009, with a further increase likely.