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‘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.
In his own words: Jonathan Corrie on homelessness - and hoping for a chance
AUDIO: The man who tragically died virtually on the doorstep of Leinster House in an interview only a few months ago.
Charity says 100 children became homeless in Dublin last month
Over 400 families have lost their homes in the county in the first ten months of this year.
More people at risk of losing their family home are seeking advice
3,588 people had sought advice from Focus Ireland in the first eight months of this year.
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.
€500m needed to tackle homelessness as 'ten children a week lose their home'
Focus Ireland is calling for an ‘immediate’ increase in rent supplement in Budget 2015.
Getting on the bus: Recovered addicts returning to help those still suffering visit the ‘No Bucks Café’ on their nighttime service.
Where now? We asked 18 people for one big idea to fix homelessness
From homeless experts to homeless people, we asked a lot of people how to fix Ireland’s housing crisis.
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.
In from the cold: international ideas for dealing with homelessness
Utah has a very simple idea – give homeless people homes.
'Trapped' in emergency accommodation: the downside of homeless hostels
People often become institutionalised in emergency accommodation and find it hard to transition to independent living.
After one year nearly half of homeless people in Cork are still in emergency accommodation
Cork Simon’s Community examined a group of 70 people at their shelter to see where they had progressed in 12 months.
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.
These experts say giving someone a home isn't a 'solution' to homelessness
We speak to people working in Cork Simon and Sophia Housing, and find out the issue is much more complex than it might appear.
Where would you stay if you became homeless tomorrow?
Emergency accommodation beds across the nation’s capital are at 99% capacity. If you became homeless tomorrow, what could you expect to face?
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…
'Emergency accommodation is just that - for emergencies, not long term'
The Simon Community says ideas such as using prefabs to house homeless people is worrying.
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.”
These are the words you used to describe homelessness
We asked readers earlier in the week and here’s the result.
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.
Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…
This week, we have a homeless special.
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 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.
In your own words: Homeless people answer questions on their biggest fears
Our journalists travelled around the country and asked homeless people to answer some questions. The results were unexpected.
'How many people are going to die on the streets this winter?'
The Capuchin Day Centre’s Brother Kevin Crowley sees the reality of the homeless crisis every day and he thinks it’s getting worse.
Homeless dilemmas: Where do women go after prison?
Read Annette’s story.
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.
Retired, isolated and lonely: Volunteering with homeless can be 'life-giving'
Volunteering is a two-way street for wet hostel worker Brian Molloy.
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.