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#homeless ireland 2014

# homeless-ireland-2014 - Monday 6 October, 2014

Open house: What we learned about homelessness this week

#1: Some of the most eloquent voices in this crisis are those of homeless people themselves.

# homeless-ireland-2014 - Friday 3 October, 2014

Possible solutions for homelessness - and the ones that got it wrong

From homes made of trash to communities banding together to help their neighbours.

Lives changing: Adjusting to a new home after homelessness

The final step out of homelessness isn’t easy.

# homeless-ireland-2014 - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Can cinema, singing, or soccer help the homeless? You might be surprised...

From street leagues to choirs, look at some unusual ways that homeless people are being helped.

Wet hostels reduce street drinking, violence and free up hospital beds visits Depaul’s Sundial House in Dublin.

Homeless teens: 'Coming out of care, they don't know how to clean, how to wash'

Cork Foyer looks after young people aged 18 – 25.

The new homeless: 'Her life just turned bad, by one simple thing'

Threshold also helps people who are homeless to find a home – and stay there.

Column: 'You wake and realise, yes, I’m here, this is real. This is another day to be endured.'

An open and honest account of what daily life is like for a person experiencing homelessness.

So just what is the government doing about homelessness?

The coalition has committed to ending long term homelessness by 2016. But we’ve been here before…

# homeless-ireland-2014 - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Children living in emergency accommodation: growing up in fear and isolation

“I miss my old friends. I don’t like where I am. It’s scary. It’s not fun and I can’t play outside. I want to go home.”

Many Irish families are closer to being homeless than ever

“It’s terrifying knowing I will be homeless in three months”

"Prove you are homeless": What rights and access to services do homeless people have?

Can you vote? How do you get medical treatment? The user’s guide.

Should you give money to homeless people?

Charities give their take on it: “If your choice is not to give to a person, you should at least acknowledge them when they ask you a question.”

What causes people to become homeless in Ireland?

How well do we understand the reasons?

# homeless-ireland-2014 - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Homeless and hungry: "I'm a normal person - I just have problems right now"

Cork Simon has a soup run that doesn’t just feed the homeless. In fact, you’d be surprised who visits it.

Choosing homelessness: This man sleeps rough for his faith Homeless Ireland This post contains videos

Choosing homelessness: This man sleeps rough for his faith

Francis John Ross Bush lives in ‘holy poverty’ but says his personal circumstances, like those of many homeless people, pushed him into the path he is now on.

'I didn’t notice the recession in the '80s at all but this recession has been absolutely cruel'

We ask: Is homelessness really the worst it has ever been?

On the Frontline: Meet the people who help the homeless

We speak to the people who work on the frontline of homelessness.

Homeless offenders: 'Yes, there are bad choices - but a lot have been victimised'

David Williamson is a probation officer in Dublin. He told us about his work with homeless offenders.

Homeless and pregnant? 'That changed everything. I stopped drinking. I started to sort myself out.'

What happens when a homeless woman discovers she is pregnant? Read Orla’s story here.

'Failed time and time again': 46% of homeless women were sexually abused as kids

Research launched today by Simon found 92% of these women experienced high levels of violences at some stage in their lives.

# homeless-ireland-2014 - Monday 29 September, 2014

Homeless love: 'We look after each other but I'm far from happy on the streets'

Read Thomas and Helen’s story here.

What age, where, and how many: The data on homelessness in Ireland

How many people are sleeping rough in Wexford? Or how many are in emergency accommodation in Tipperary?

Homeless people answer the questions they're asked the most frequently

Our journalists travelled around the country and asked homeless people to answer some questions. The results were unexpected.

Opinion: Coming out of addiction and homelessness is a major life event

If we want to address complex social issues like addiction and homelessness, we need the activity of frontline services to match the vision of high level policy.

Homeless shelter crisis: "It's not nice saying 'there are no beds'"

We visit Cork Simon’s emergency shelter to find out about life inside there.

Homeless lives: 'I took heroin for the first time on Christmas Day'

Read Jonathon’s story here.

# homeless-ireland-2014 - Sunday 28 September, 2014

No Shelter: Our homelessness crisis is at boiling point - we want Ireland to talk about it has travelled the country to speak to people on the frontline of homelessness – and those people and organisations trying to find a solution.

# homeless-ireland-2014 - Friday 26 September, 2014

The State acts as parent, then lets kids walk out the door - and straight into homelessness

However, the Environment Minister is optimistic, confident he will secure necessary funding in Budget 2015.

# homeless-ireland-2014 - Monday 15 September, 2014

Dublin's homeless could be housed in prefabs

It’s one proposal being looked at by Dublin City Council.