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# drhe - Saturday 11 December, 2021

Complaints from people staying in Dublin homeless hostels jump from 34 in 2020 to 122 in 2021
# Dublin
# Dublin

Complaints from people staying in Dublin homeless hostels jump from 34 in 2020 to 122 in 2021

Dec 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,408 Views 0 Comments
  • The complaints related to drug use, alleged bullying and conditions in the facilities, Órla Ryan reports
  • A number of people reported being harassed or attacked by other residents
  • One person said the bed covers in their hostel were "covered in blood"

# drhe - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Dublin's homelessness authority to crack down on 'unofficial' services after ICHH scandal
# Soup Runs
# Soup Runs

Dublin's homelessness authority to crack down on 'unofficial' services after ICHH scandal

Sep 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 52,080 Views 0 Comments
  • Brendan Kenny says there is "currently no vetting on many people who are actually interacting directly with homeless people"
  • Volunteers say hundreds of people could go without food if certain services are shut down, Órla Ryan reports
  • "We don't want to be a charity or a business. We're volunteers, we just want to feed the people who need us and go home"

# drhe - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless

Jun 2nd 2021, 2:14 PM 7,562 Views 7 Comments

A new report from Dublin County Council found that there is a higher mortality rate among single homeless people.

# drhe - Thursday 6 May, 2021

38 deaths in homeless services in first three months of this year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

38 deaths in homeless services in first three months of this year

May 6th 2021, 9:36 PM 18,216 Views 19 Comments

North Inner City Councillor Anthony Flynn said the report on the 79 deaths in Dublin last year needs to be published urgently.

# drhe - Monday 3 May, 2021

Over 130 people located by council's rough sleeper app four months since launch
# Rough Sleepers
# Rough Sleepers

Over 130 people located by council's rough sleeper app four months since launch

May 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 18,616 Views 16 Comments

The Mendicity Institute believes the app cuts rough sleepers out of the conversation

# drhe - Friday 23 April, 2021

Homeless people in Dublin to start getting Covid-19 vaccines next week
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Homeless people in Dublin to start getting Covid-19 vaccines next week

Apr 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 50,431 Views 56 Comments
  • The HSE plans to begin administering at a facility in Dublin city centre on Monday.
  • The initial rollout will target single people living in hostels across the city.
  • There is an estimated 3,000 homeless people in Dublin city in addition to 700 families living in hotels.

# drhe - Saturday 3 October, 2020

24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:00 AM 27,933 Views 11 Comments

The former Regency Hotel – now The Bonnington Hotel – has been used since at least 2014 for housing homeless families.

# drhe - Friday 4 September, 2020

Homeless providers say an 'excess' of food services in Dublin 'undermines' their work
# Day Services
# Day Services

Homeless providers say an 'excess' of food services in Dublin 'undermines' their work

Sep 4th 2020, 6:20 AM 41,429 Views 40 Comments

The review examined statutory-funded day services for Dublin’s homeless population.

# drhe - Thursday 6 August, 2020

'Truly shocking': Call for better mental health supports as 31 homeless people die in Dublin this year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Truly shocking': Call for better mental health supports as 31 homeless people die in Dublin this year

Aug 6th 2020, 4:17 PM 16,761 Views 30 Comments

Since the beginning of July, 10 homeless people have died in the capital.

# drhe - Friday 21 February, 2020

19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019

Feb 21st 2020, 5:05 PM 31,606 Views 36 Comments

One hotel received payments between €4 million and €5 million.

# drhe - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal'

Jan 15th 2020, 4:09 PM 54,739 Views 79 Comments

The man was sleeping in his tent when it was being removed in an attempt to tidy the canal walk way.

# drhe - Monday 9 December, 2019

Dublin's winter plan for rough sleepers 'doesn't go far enough', says CEO of city's oldest charity
# Mendicity Institution
# Mendicity Institution

Dublin's winter plan for rough sleepers 'doesn't go far enough', says CEO of city's oldest charity

Dec 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,876 Views 3 Comments

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive activated its Cold Weather Strategy last month.

# drhe - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation

Aug 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 24,431 Views 36 Comments

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

# drhe - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Major homeless hostel in Dublin city centre is set to close down
# Bru Aimsir
# Bru Aimsir

Major homeless hostel in Dublin city centre is set to close down

Jun 26th 2019, 2:46 PM 22,579 Views 17 Comments

The hostel currently provides beds for around 100 people.

# drhe - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

15 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2018
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

15 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2018

Feb 13th 2019, 5:47 PM 23,789 Views 43 Comments

Dublin City Council is budgeting to spend €154.42m on homeless services this year.

# drhe - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag'

Jan 31st 2019, 4:07 PM 19,975 Views 16 Comments

DRHE director Eileen Gleeson said earlier this week that there was no shortage of beds and no need for anyone to sleep rough.

# drhe - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'Clearly isn't true': Dispute over claims there are enough beds for rough sleepers during cold snap
# Homeless
# Homeless

'Clearly isn't true': Dispute over claims there are enough beds for rough sleepers during cold snap

Jan 30th 2019, 8:06 PM 17,618 Views 44 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald told the Dáil there were 86 people without a bed last night, but the DRHE said there was no shortage.

# drhe - Friday 30 November, 2018

Government offer €16.4m contract to provide houses and services to 575 long-term homeless people
# Housing First
# Housing First

Government offer €16.4m contract to provide houses and services to 575 long-term homeless people

Nov 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 13,808 Views 38 Comments

Another €3 million funding from the DRHE will go towards an outreach service for rough sleepers in the capital.

# drhe - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Local authorities offering letting agents €500 fee to house tenants under Hap scheme
# Incentivise
# Incentivise

Local authorities offering letting agents €500 fee to house tenants under Hap scheme

Nov 1st 2018, 1:55 PM 23,642 Views 74 Comments

It has been well documented that Hap recipients can find it difficult to source accommodation.

# drhe - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Homeless accommodation: Staff complaints detail racial abuse, drug use, threatening behaviour
# Complaints
# Complaints

Homeless accommodation: Staff complaints detail racial abuse, drug use, threatening behaviour

Oct 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 23,772 Views 44 Comments

New documents reveal complaints by staff in emergency accommodation to the homeless providers in Dublin.

# drhe - Monday 27 August, 2018

Bed bugs, used needles and rat droppings - life inside homeless accommodation
# Homeless
# Homeless

Bed bugs, used needles and rat droppings - life inside homeless accommodation

Aug 27th 2018, 12:05 AM 13,773 Views 33 Comments

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

# drhe - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs 'will not be adversely affected' during papal visit
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs 'will not be adversely affected' during papal visit

Aug 21st 2018, 3:24 PM 8,707 Views 22 Comments

Concerns have been raised in recent weeks over the provision of accommodation for homeless people during the papal visit.

# drhe - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Family who spent night in garda station offered three-bedroom apartment on trial basis
# Margaret Cash
# Margaret Cash

Family who spent night in garda station offered three-bedroom apartment on trial basis

Aug 16th 2018, 11:50 AM 72,294 Views 263 Comments

Margaret Cash and six of her children spent the night in Tallaght Garda Station last week.

# drhe - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

'A communications strategy': Report criticised for recommending a stop to monthly homeless figures
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A communications strategy': Report criticised for recommending a stop to monthly homeless figures

Jun 20th 2018, 10:45 AM 6,498 Views 45 Comments

Focus Ireland has said that two new reports on homelessness ware flawed.

# drhe - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Government report says offers of social housing rejected
# Reports
# Reports

Government report says offers of social housing rejected

Jun 19th 2018, 9:52 PM 19,705 Views 93 Comments

Homeless charities have reacted by saying ‘attack homelessness not homeless people’.

# drhe - Thursday 7 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 7th 2018, 12:48 PM 9,912 Views 28 Comments

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

# drhe - Friday 20 April, 2018

Record decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin in past six months
# The Right Direction
# The Right Direction

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

Apr 20th 2018, 8:31 AM 12,215 Views 92 Comments

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

# drhe - Thursday 29 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 62,607 Views 52 Comments

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

# drhe - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

A new homeless family hub run by a private company is set to open in Dublin next week
# Lynams
# Lynams

A new homeless family hub run by a private company is set to open in Dublin next week

Jan 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 30,436 Views 97 Comments

After months of delays, Lynam’s Hotel in Dublin is due to open this week as a family hub.

# drhe - Sunday 14 January, 2018

The number of homeless families staying in hotels in Dublin has shot up once again
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

The number of homeless families staying in hotels in Dublin has shot up once again

Jan 14th 2018, 8:30 PM 17,156 Views 61 Comments

The figures had been dropping, but November shows an increase in families staying in hotels.

# drhe - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Alternative accommodation secured for almost all homeless families staying in the Gresham Hotel
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Alternative accommodation secured for almost all homeless families staying in the Gresham Hotel

Jan 11th 2018, 9:05 PM 14,776 Views 44 Comments

Last week it emerged that 14 homeless families who had been staying at the Gresham in Dublin city centre had been told they had to leave by the end of the month.

# drhe - Friday 5 January, 2018

'Nowhere is taking anybody': Concern among homeless families asked to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Nowhere is taking anybody': Concern among homeless families asked to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month

Jan 5th 2018, 4:15 PM 30,061 Views 131 Comments

670 people were in hotel accommodation at the end of November.

# drhe - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Concerns raised for 14 homeless families told to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month
# Homeless
# Homeless

Concerns raised for 14 homeless families told to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month

Jan 4th 2018, 1:07 PM 62,304 Views 162 Comments

The Gresham has previously been paid by Dublin City Council to temporarily accommodate homeless families over the past number of years.

# drhe - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Over 200 inspections at homeless hotels and B&Bs following complaints
# Crisis
# Crisis

Over 200 inspections at homeless hotels and B&Bs following complaints

Nov 25th 2017, 12:05 AM 10,451 Views 9 Comments

Homeless services say the inspections are welcome, but the government’s main focus should be on ensuring families are not living long-term in hotels and B&Bs.

# drhe - Monday 30 October, 2017

Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke

Oct 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 18,477 Views 86 Comments

Three months’ worth of complaints to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive suggest conditions in the capital’s emergency accommodation are fraught.

# drhe - Thursday 19 October, 2017

The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes
# Housing First
# Housing First

The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes

Oct 19th 2017, 6:01 AM 13,644 Views 41 Comments

Dr Sam Tsemberis is the pioneer of housing first – which takes rough sleepers of the streets and gives them homes.

# drhe - Friday 1 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 1st 2017, 6:10 AM 105,026 Views 97 Comments

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

# drhe - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Number of homeless families and children reaches new record high
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Number of homeless families and children reaches new record high

Apr 25th 2017, 8:12 PM 12,473 Views 58 Comments

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

# drhe - Thursday 20 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 20th 2017, 6:45 AM 53,563 Views 74 Comments

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

# drhe - Thursday 22 December, 2016

"We're ready to go in" - Dublin City Council has team on standby to enter Apollo House
# Occupation
# Occupation

"We're ready to go in" - Dublin City Council has team on standby to enter Apollo House

Dec 22nd 2016, 9:22 AM 24,985 Views 123 Comments

A High Court decision yesterday said the occupiers must have vacated the building by 11 January.

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