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#Homeless

# homeless - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing

This week a petition with 3,500 signatures calling for a halt to the sale of the site was handed into the Department of Finance.

# homeless - Friday 9 November, 2018

Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'

The children said they wanted to share the difficulties they have experienced but also to share their hope with other children in tough situations.

# homeless - Thursday 8 November, 2018

'We work, we pay tax': 'Hidden homeless' family protest against sale of Nama site Sandyford This post contains videos

'We work, we pay tax': 'Hidden homeless' family protest against sale of Nama site

The site already has planning permission for more than 450 apartments.

# homeless - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'Rough sleeper' found dead on Dublin City Centre street

He was found on Cook Street at 8am this morning.

# homeless - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

# homeless - Thursday 25 October, 2018

The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it

Finland provides a positive example of what can be done to end long-term homelessness.

# homeless - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

The number of homeless children in Ireland has risen by 136 in the space of a month

There are now collectively 9,698 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

# homeless - Friday 19 October, 2018

370% increase in demand for homeless organisation's services since 2010

Novas supported 4,572 people in 2017, an increase of 29% from the previous year.

# homeless - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Families 'could end up on streets' as council takes over emergency service from homeless charity

The phone line was previously run by Focus Ireland – now families will have to call the general rough sleeper line after hours.

# homeless - Monday 15 October, 2018

Rough sleeping banned in Hungary as new homelessness law comes into force

A constitutional amendment approved by the parliament in June banned “habitual residence in a public space”.

'A detrimental impact on children': 19 babies born into a homeless charity's services last year

Depaul Ireland launched its 2017 annual report today.

# homeless - 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 - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'

Victor Duggan takes a deep dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of the housing measures in Budget 2019.

# homeless - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing Homelessness This post contains videos

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

# homeless - Saturday 6 October, 2018

'It makes you very angry': Rosie stars Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford on the homeless crisis

The film, written by Roddy Doyle, follows a homeless family over 36 hours.

# homeless - Friday 5 October, 2018

Over 94% of rental properties beyond reach of people dependent on state housing benefits

A recent study found that, of 561 properties, 34 were available within Rent Supplement and HAP limits.

# homeless - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'We're conning our young people': Thousands take part in Raise the Roof protest

The protest today coincided with a debate in the Dáil on a motion on housing.

# homeless - Sunday 30 September, 2018

CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures

The CSO statisticians will be assisting the department with its housing data, but not homeless figures.

# homeless - Saturday 29 September, 2018

'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'

TheJournal.ie spent a morning this week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to homeless people and drug users in Dublin.

# homeless - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified

The Department of Housing recorded 9,527 people in emergency accommodation last month.

# homeless - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'I was literally rock bottom. I was seven years out on the streets ... there's no way I'm going back'

Dublin Simon Community launched its annual impact report earlier today.

# homeless - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

# homeless - Monday 17 September, 2018

National wind warning issued and 'intense bursts of rain' expected

Rain warnings are in place for some counties amid flooding risk.

# homeless - Friday 14 September, 2018

Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis'

Merchants Quay chief: “It’s an understatement at this point to say we have a homelessness crisis”

# homeless - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Homeless charity forced to put services on hold after van 'written off' in crash

Volunteers were at the Electric Picnic site to collect sleeping bags when the crash occurred.

'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October

A range of trade unions, housing advocates and groups have today called for a “radical shift” in Ireland’s housing policies.

Mother and one-year-old child walk streets waiting to hear about accommodation for the night

One woman was left with nowhere to go earlier this week after she says she was told her child wasn’t registered as homeless.

# homeless - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study

Although the study is US-based, many factors of it still ring true for those children who are homeless in Ireland.

# homeless - Friday 31 August, 2018

US couple ordered to give homeless man what's left of $400k they raised for him

The homeless man had helped the couple pay for fuel for their car when they were left stranded one night.

# homeless - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Roddy Doyle has written a new film about the homeless crisis

Rosie is about a young family who are homeless and living in hotels.

# homeless - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

The number of homeless families has increased to a new record

There are now 1,778 families in emergency accomodation.

# homeless - Monday 27 August, 2018

'Hopefully it brings us luck': The Pope's Skoda is being donated to a homeless hub

The “SCV 1″ number plate, which stands for Vatican city, will be changed.

Bed bugs, used needles and rat droppings - life inside homeless accommodation

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

# homeless - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Drug-taking, violence and self-harming - what users of emergency accommodation witness at night

A new survey of the experiences of users has been published by the Dublin Inquirer.

# homeless - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs 'will not be adversely affected' during papal visit

Concerns have been raised in recent weeks over the provision of accommodation for homeless people during the papal visit.

# homeless - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years' Housing Crisis This post contains videos

Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years'

The architect and presenter of Room to Improve said Ireland needs to work on building communities – not just houses.

# homeless - Thursday 16 August, 2018

HAP: Landlords are just turning around and saying, 'Someone else is after coming in with cash'

“It gets so much that I actually just stopped for two, three weeks because I couldn’t bear to keep going, getting refused, getting refused, getting refused,” says Daniel who has been looking for accommodation with HAP for eight months.

Family who spent night in garda station offered three-bedroom apartment on trial basis

Margaret Cash and six of her children spent the night in Tallaght Garda Station last week.

# homeless - Monday 13 August, 2018

Family which spent night in garda station offered 'evening only' accommodation

Margaret Cash is understood to be in contact with the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive about trying to secure accommodation for her and her family.

# homeless - Friday 10 August, 2018

'It's a disgrace': Brother Kevin blasts moving homeless out of Dublin for Pope visit

The founder of the Capuchin Day Centre says Pope Francis would be entirely against homeless being moved out of the capital.

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