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#Emergency Accommodation

# emergency-accommodation - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.

# emergency-accommodation - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Sean O'Casey's last home set to be used as homeless accommodation

The playwright wrote his renowned Dublin trilogy in the house in the 1920s.

# emergency-accommodation - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland

This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness

The government has also been criticised for not introducing national standards for emergency accommodation.

# emergency-accommodation - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Private company paid €1.6 million in 4 months to find emergency accommodation for asylum seekers

195 people are currently living in hotels and B&Bs in the Cavan-Monaghan area.

# emergency-accommodation - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year

Mary Lou McDonald has accused Leo Varadkar of ‘normalising child homelessness’.

# emergency-accommodation - Sunday 14 October, 2018

'He chose to die at home. The hostel was his home': Lynn Ruane on hidden health problems in homelessness

The health rights of people in emergency accommodation are not a subject that comes up often enough, writes Lynn Ruane.

# emergency-accommodation - Saturday 13 October, 2018

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

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

# emergency-accommodation - Monday 27 August, 2018

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

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

# emergency-accommodation - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Drug-taking, violence and self-harming - what users of emergency accommodation witness at night

A new survey of the experiences of users has been published by the Dublin Inquirer.

# emergency-accommodation - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years' Housing Crisis This post contains videos

Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years'

The architect and presenter of Room to Improve said Ireland needs to work on building communities – not just houses.

# emergency-accommodation - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Residents happy with rapid-build homes - but some still feel a prevailing sense of insecurity

A new report has detailed the experiences of residents of the first two rapid-build developments.

# emergency-accommodation - 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.

# emergency-accommodation - 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.

# emergency-accommodation - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'It's a moral shame': Another 188 children have become homeless since the start of the year

There were 1,517 families with 3,267 children staying in emergency accommodation in January.

# emergency-accommodation - Monday 1 January, 2018

Loneliness, mental health, separation: How homelessness affects children later in life

Two Cork students examined how homelessness affects children for the upcoming BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

# emergency-accommodation - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year

3,333 children were homeless in Ireland in November.

# emergency-accommodation - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'It's deeply, deeply depressing': There are still over 3,300 children homeless in Ireland

There were 1,530 families with 3,333 children staying in emergency accommodation in November.

# emergency-accommodation - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Peter McVerry Trust to provide new accommodation for 100 people and 24 families before Christmas

The new services are located Dublin City, Fingal, and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and will include two new family hubs.

# emergency-accommodation - Friday 27 October, 2017

Murphy hails 'progress' housing people but numbers in emergency accommodation hit record levels

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin called Murphy’s bullishness “spin”.

# emergency-accommodation - 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.

# emergency-accommodation - 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.

# emergency-accommodation - Friday 11 August, 2017

Families forced to leave homes after burst pipe causes flooding, sinkhole

A large water mains burst at Bengal Terrace and flooded 11 homes on 15 July.

# emergency-accommodation - 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.

# emergency-accommodation - 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.

# emergency-accommodation - 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.

# emergency-accommodation - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'No place to breathe, no place to think': Family living in emergency accommodation for over 2 years

Tarina Knight has been homeless with her partner David and daughter Amy (17) since April 2015.

# emergency-accommodation - 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”.

# emergency-accommodation - 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.

# emergency-accommodation - 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”.

# emergency-accommodation - Friday 23 December, 2016

There were 54 unoccupied beds in homeless shelters in Dublin last night

A contention that there are not enough suitable beds has been a key argument from the Apollo House occupiers.

# emergency-accommodation - Monday 19 December, 2016

Anti-social behaviour and verbal abuse among complaints over homeless guests in emergency accommodation

New documents reveal complaints by accommodation providers to homeless services in Dublin.

# emergency-accommodation - Thursday 15 December, 2016

The difficulties of being 13, homeless and having nowhere to do your homework

A letter to homeless services provides a stark insight into the many problems facing homeless families.

Pregnant mother 'had to view men exposing themselves to her and her son' in homeless accommodation

Newly released documents give an insight into the conditions in which homeless families are living.

# emergency-accommodation - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

"The hardest part is telling them there's no bed for the night" - A day in the life of the homeless of Cork

We follow two services in Cork city providing food, warmth and shelter to the homeless 365 days in the year.

# emergency-accommodation - Friday 30 September, 2016

There are now nearly 1,000 homeless families in emergency accommodation in Dublin

Latest figures show that there were 998 families homeless and living in hostels, hotels or B&Bs across Dublin in the month of August.

# emergency-accommodation - Monday 4 July, 2016

Gardaí arrive as residents protest closure of homeless hostel

John’s Lane hostel is scheduled to be redeveloped into more long term accommodation.

# emergency-accommodation - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Woman (18) and baby found on street after failing to get emergency accommodation

Mary Lou McDonald said homelessness is “out of control”.

# emergency-accommodation - Friday 10 June, 2016

Homeless couple spend night in tent outside Regency Hotel after dispute over room

The family said they were evicted after complaining about mould in their room.

# emergency-accommodation - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Homeless children staying in adult hostels to 'avoid risk of sleeping rough'

Eight families have been using adult services to house their children in Dublin during May.

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