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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Emergency Accommodation

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Housing
Homelessness hits record high again as 12,259 people in emergency accommodation in April
The figure includes 3,594 children.
This year
# Homelessness
Housing crisis: Almost 12,000 in emergency accommodation in February, latest figures show
This is the first time in eight months where homeless figures have fallen.
# Homelessness
Homelessness record broken again as 11,754 people in emergency accommodation in January
It is the seventh consecutive month that the record number has been broken.
# One Year On
Ukraine War: How countries across Europe are responding to the refugee crisis, one year on
The invasion of Ukraine sparked the largest refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War.
# Emergency Accommodation
Govt facing 'pinch-point' on asylum seeker accommodation
Tánaiste Micheál Martin said that modular housing would come on stream in the coming weeks.
Last year
# Homelessness
Parents living in emergency accommodation 'anxious about giving children a decent Christmas'
Over 3,000 children are currently homeless in Ireland.
Councils refusing homeless accommodation to Travellers using criteria 'with no basis in law'
A report by
Michelle Hennessy
Housing Minister told councils in 2020 that ‘local connection’ rule must not be a barrier to an emergency bed.
Housing Minister told councils in 2020 that 'local connection' rule must not be a barrier to an emergency bed
Investigation by Noteworthy and The Journal finds this is one of the many legal barriers for Travellers when it comes to housing
Expert: "This is... a test which has no existence in the law whatsoever"
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are Travellers so overrepresented in prison?
Blind Justice: How prison is leaving Travellers isolated and traumatised
# Housing Crisis
Homelessness: Record high of 10,975 people in emergency accommodation last month
In total, there were 7,633 adults accessing emergency accommodation in the last week of September.
# Asylum Seekers
Direct Provision firm records profits of €4.52m as revenues climb to €14.9m
The company operates five different properties in Co Donegal, Co Sligo, Co Mayo, Co Offaly and Co Clare
# Assistance
National Indoor Athletics Training Centre to be used for emergency refugee accommodation
The facility will be available for a period of up to six weeks.
# Housing Crisis
Homelessness: Record high 10,568 people in emergency accommodation last month
In total, there were 7,431 adults accessing emergency accommodation in the last week of July.
# Emergency Accommodation
Hotel beds for Ukrainian refugees set to revert to tourist use ahead of summer season
Efforts are being made to renew short-term contracts with hotels
# Emergency Accommodation
Slight drop in number of people attending emergency accommodation in December
Despite the drop in figures, homelessness organisations have raised concerns that they may begin to rise again.
# direct provision
Public Accounts Committee 'not satisfied' with reliance on hotels for direct provision
The PAC has made a number of recommendations on the system.
# Homelessness Report
Over 9,000 in emergency accommodation in November, as figures rise for the sixth month running
Homelessness is highest in Dublin, with 4,568 adults in emergency accommodation being reported.
All time
# Emergency Accommodation
'Children are afraid Santa won't find them': Homeless families face 'traumatic' Christmas
Over 2,500 children in Ireland are currently homeless.
# Homelessness
Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears
The report said the Housing First initiative should be “significantly expanded”.
# Homelessness
Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless
A new report from Dublin County Council found that there is a higher mortality rate among single homeless people.
# Homeless figures
Homeless figures dip but charity warns of 'alarming rise' in homeless single people
Housing minister Darragh O’Brien said homelessness remains “unacceptably high”.
# homelessness crisis
Slight drop in November's homeless figures, as non-profits call for extension to eviction ban
The total number of people presenting at emergency accommodation was 8,484 in November.
# lefroy house
Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year
Lefroy House is based on Eden Quay in Dublin City Centre and is run by the Salvation Army.
‘Barrage of noise, stress and drama’: Life in emergency accommodation
Rosemary Fearsaor-Hughes, a rough sleeper with a disability on staying in a hostel for the homeless.
# Homelessness
24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'
The former Regency Hotel – now The Bonnington Hotel – has been used since at least 2014 for housing homeless families.
# Emergency Accommodation
Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation
Newly released data on complaints details the issues facing people in emergency living situations.
# Homelessness
Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation
The number of families in emergency accommodation is now at its lowest point since May 2017.
# Homeless figures
The number of people who are homeless has risen to over 10,000 again
6,697 adults and 3,574 children were in emergency accommodation in January.
# Homelessness
19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019
One hotel received payments between €4 million and €5 million.
# Homelessness
Families should no longer be provided with one-night emergency accommodation, committee will recommend
Experts will instead suggest that stable placements in suitable temporary accommodation for families be provided.
# Emergency Accommodation
State paying hotels and guesthouses €462,000 per week to accommodate asylum seekers
€18 million was spent on emergency accommodation for asylum seekers in the first nine months of 2019.
# Oughterard
'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation
The Justice Minister says over 1,300 asylum seekers are currently in emergency accommodation.
# Asylum Seekers
Emergency accommodation for asylum seekers costs three times more than Direct Provision centres
Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.
# Dublin
Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation
New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.
# direct provision
Asylum seekers forced to wash clothes in sinks at Dublin hotel
Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.
# June's figures
'There is no holiday from homelessness': Government criticised as figures reach 10,000 for fifth month
Figures published today show there are now 10,172 people in emergency accommodation.
# Homeless figures
Minister for Housing accepts 'need to do more' as latest figures show record levels of homelessness
10,378 people were recorded in emergency accommodation in April.
# Homelessness
There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high
A rough sleeper count also found 128 people sleeping on the streets in Dublin.
# Dublin City Council
DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option
That is according to correspondence obtained by under Freedom of Information.
# Housing Crisis
'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.
# North Inner City Dublin
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.
# Homelessness
'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.