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# homeless-crisis - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold

New measures have seen ‘soft’ services for homeless people close across the country.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street

Irene Coady Murphy said last night was particularly cold and they had run out of sleeping bags to give to rough sleepers.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 3 January, 2020

Over 10,400 now in emergency accommodation, new figures show

The latest report showed that a total of 1,685 families are also in emergency accomodation.

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 8 December, 2019

'I am worried about the cold - it kills me': A night on duty with a Dublin homeless charity spent an evening with an outreach team helping homeless people in the city centre.

'Despair when I see how the Government is behaving': Brother Kevin slams Government housing policy

He said the Government should ensure nobody is lying or dying on the streets at Christmas.

# homeless-crisis - Monday 14 October, 2019

Timmy Hourihane murder 'reveals danger faced by homeless people on the streets'

Timothy Hourihane had been assaulted and had sustained serious injuries to his head and body.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'

Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Opinion: 'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one'

I am 57 years old, born and reared in Dublin. I started working when I was 15 but now I’m facing eviction from yet another rented property, writes Janette Byrne.

# homeless-crisis - 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.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction

The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 22 November, 2018

'We're not ignoring the elephant in the room': Officials hope new law can deal with rising student rent

The Housing Committee was told today that students are sleeping in cars due to high rent costs.

# homeless-crisis - 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.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Bank-appointed receiver launches court proceedings against 'campaigners' occupying a property on Pearse Street

A banner with the words “Pearse Street Occupation” written on it has been placed outside the building the court heard.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 5 October, 2018

'You feel like you have no life left': Teenager living in hotel speaks about daily struggle of being homeless

‘Amanda’, one of more than 9,500 homeless people in Ireland, gave a candid interview on RTÉ Radio 1.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office

There were a record 9,872 people in emergency accommodation in June.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel'

A new report by the Children’s Rights Alliance looks at the impact of homelessness on children’s education.

# homeless-crisis - Monday 25 December, 2017

'We have to give back something': The barber who cuts hair for the homeless outside the GPO Homeless Crisis This post contains videos

'We have to give back something': The barber who cuts hair for the homeless outside the GPO

Hakkan Isik and his team of volunteers set up outside the Dublin landmark each Friday.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'The second half of the night was harder but we knew we weren’t experiencing the real thing'

Alan O’Mara was one of the many GAA stars who slept out in solidarity with Ireland’s homeless on Saturday night.

# homeless-crisis - Saturday 9 December, 2017

'You're giving back dignity': Meet the man who fits dentures for the homeless outside the GPO

Kevin Shanahan sees around 20 people during each of his O’Connell Street nighttime sessions.

# homeless-crisis - Monday 20 November, 2017

'Perhaps that wasn't the question': Taoiseach may have misunderstood homelessness question

In the past week the government claimed that the context of a question on homelessness was left out – it wasn’t.

# homeless-crisis - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'I am absolutely furious' - Fr Peter McVerry criticises Taoiseach and senior council official for homeless comments

The head of Dublin City Council’s homelessness body is coming in for widespread criticism for her comments.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 20 October, 2017

Children coming to school from hotels 'is a blight and a stain on our Republic' says principal

Addressing the annual conference of the NAPD, the organisation’s president called for more government support.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 15 September, 2017

'I'd get my pocket money and give them an ice cream' - 2,973 children are homeless in Ireland

Today is Barnardos’ national collection day.

# homeless-crisis - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'

This is the reality for a growing number of people.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

‘It's unacceptable that homeless children are being born into BnBs’

“It’s totally out of control now – it’s an absolute crisis.” The Founder of Focus Ireland says the situation is getting worse.

# homeless-crisis - 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”.

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 12 March, 2017

TD claims hotels are asking families to leave as Patrick's Day demand surges

There are 138 families who have spent more than 18 months in emergency accommodation.

# homeless-crisis - 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.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 16 February, 2017

'Imagine the trauma, fear and confusion': 55% surge in child homelessness

Children’s charity Barnardos said it was appalled by the figures

# homeless-crisis - Friday 27 January, 2017

Funding approved for 83 new houses to address homeless crisis

Coveney approved funding of €20.4 million for the projects.

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Students to hand petition of 10,000 signatures to Simon Coveney over homeless crisis

Children from three schools gathered the names to urge the Minister to solve the problem.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Occupation of empty Dublin apartment block by homelessness activists ends

The group said a number of Nama-owned buildings have been cherry-picked for occupation.

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Over 2,500 children are homeless this Christmas - here's what's being done to help

Campaigners have told how the deepening crisis “breaks their hearts” as they try to help those in need this Christmas.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 16 December, 2016

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'

The group Home Sweet Home took over the building late on Thursday night to house the homeless

# homeless-crisis - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%

Fianna Fáil has criticised government proposals to limit rent increases in “pressure zones” in Dublin and Cork.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers Dublin Ink This post contains images

Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers

The business said its intention was not to cause harm to anyone.

# homeless-crisis - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'Don't let us die': Homeless men's fears as makeshift camp on south Dublin green grows Exclusive

The group of young men has made the green their home as they sleep rough.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 11 November, 2016

'The most loving girl': Tributes paid at funeral of homeless woman in Limerick

Louise Casey (31) was found dead at a derelict building during the week.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 20 October, 2016

'I'll believe it when I see it': Homeless activist on council's promise of 210 extra bed spaces

Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) chief accuses councils of being “all talk and no action”.

# homeless-crisis - Monday 10 October, 2016

Housing list families offered chance to build own homes in first-of-its-kind new project

Interested families must be willing to put in the hours on site, or nominate someone to do so.

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