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#Homeless

# homeless - Yesterday’s News

There's been a 50% surge in people seeking services at Dublin's oldest homelessness charity

The increase is being described by the Mendicity Institution as “alarming”.

# homeless - Thursday 5 September, 2019

'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal'

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2018 this morning.

# homeless - Monday 2 September, 2019

Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row

New figures show that 10,275 people are in emergency accommodation.

# homeless - Saturday 24 August, 2019

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.

# homeless - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands

The services will be rolled out in Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.

# homeless - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Body of homeless man discovered in Cork

The discovery was made on Lower Oliver Plunkett Street this afternoon.

# homeless - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.

# homeless - Friday 28 June, 2019

'There is no silver bullet,' says Murphy as homeless figure above 10,000 for fourth month in a row

There are still 1,700 families homeless in Ireland.

Woman suffered nightmares after being held at knifepoint by woman she offered to help

Charlotte Skovhaus offered to drive Cher Quinn home and was held at knifepoint by Quinn in her car.

# homeless - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Major homeless hostel in Dublin city centre is set to close down

The hostel currently provides beds for around 100 people.

# homeless - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Housing First services to be rolled out in Wicklow, Meath and Kildare for the first time

Kildare County Council issued the tender worth an estimated €702,000.

# homeless - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin

The research from homeless charity Focus Ireland examines family homelessness in Dublin.

# homeless - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Opinion: 10% of homeless families have been made homeless for a second time

Families exiting homelessness are increasingly accommodated in the private rental sector. But if the landlord decides to sell up – the family becomes homeless again, writes Wayne Stanley.

# homeless - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

Poll: Should there be a freeze on all evictions for a year? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a freeze on all evictions for a year?

Despite a ramp up in the number of houses being built, homeless figures continue to rise each month.

# homeless - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

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.

# homeless - Saturday 27 April, 2019

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option

That is according to correspondence obtained by TheJournal.ie under Freedom of Information.

# homeless - Friday 5 April, 2019

'For all intents and purposes I didn't exist': Former rough sleeper says An Post fixed address service will be huge help Address Point This post contains videos

'For all intents and purposes I didn't exist': Former rough sleeper says An Post fixed address service will be huge help

The free personal postal address service for people who are homeless was launched at the GPO today.

# homeless - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless

The Peter McVerry Trust has issued a tender for the construction of eight apartments on New South Street.

# homeless - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren

The party is bringing forward a private members motion on the matter in the Dáil tomorrow.

# homeless - Monday 1 April, 2019

Some 21% of newly homeless families in Dublin last year were non-EU citizens

A Homeless Action Plan by Dublin City Council is due to be discussed by councillors later today.

# homeless - Sunday 31 March, 2019

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless

TheJournal.ie spent a morning last week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland’s Sunday service.

# homeless - Thursday 28 March, 2019

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

# homeless - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'Deeply shocking': Housing Minister slammed as number of homeless people passes 10,000 for first time

That’s according to the emergency accommodation figures for February.

# homeless - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness

The minister said there will always be people who present as homeless.

# homeless - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer

Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.

# homeless - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'We've seen people die, people beaten up horrifically': This primary school doesn't want an injecting centre 300m from its front door

A plan to open a medically supervised injecting facility has been met with fierce local opposition.

'I didn't realise how heavy it weighed on me': Homeless family on getting keys to their council house

The couple lost their rental accommodation last year and found it impossible to find somewhere to live.

# homeless - Thursday 14 March, 2019

An Post to offer homeless people addresses at post offices to avail of services

An Post is working with homeless charities and service providers to put the finishing touches to the service.

# homeless - Monday 11 March, 2019

'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis

Today’s demonstration comes after a major housing rally held in Dublin city over the weekend.

# homeless - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre

Nineteen refugees are among dozens of people searching for a new place to live.

# homeless - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

# homeless - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook'

Merchants Quay Ireland has issued an urgent appeal for funding for its Sunday dinner service.

# homeless - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns

The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy.

# homeless - 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.

# homeless - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness

Clondalkin Towers is set to close in June and many residents are struggling to secure new accommodation.

# homeless - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'

A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.

# homeless - Friday 1 February, 2019

'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol

A new study looked at the deaths of over 200 homeless people in Dublin over five years.

# homeless - Thursday 31 January, 2019

This is what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight

There are a number of phone numbers available to contact if you see someone sleeping rough.

Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag'

DRHE director Eileen Gleeson said earlier this week that there was no shortage of beds and no need for anyone to sleep rough.

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