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#Homeless

# homeless - Friday 30 October, 2020

Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths

The number of families accessing emergency accommodation has increased to 1,128.

# homeless - Monday 19 October, 2020

Family who fled house in Dundalk after racist attacks fear becoming homeless

Their son has not been in school since a violent incident outside the family home last month.

# homeless - Thursday 15 October, 2020

865 families were in emergency accommodation in Dublin at the end of August

There were 8,702 people in emergency accommodation nationwide in August.

# homeless - Saturday 3 October, 2020

24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'

The former Regency Hotel – now The Bonnington Hotel – has been used since at least 2014 for housing homeless families.

# homeless - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

A Dublin homelessness tour guide: 'It's given me a voice to shine a light on what life is like on the streets'

Kenny Eivers hopes his tour might help highlight the issues of homelessness in Dublin.

# homeless - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2019 this morning

# homeless - Friday 25 September, 2020

Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation

The figures dropped slightly last month compared to July.

# homeless - Saturday 19 September, 2020

‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin

The figure to date in 2020 represents a rise from 34 across 2019 and 35 in 2018.

# homeless - Friday 18 September, 2020

Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic

Homeless charity Depaul has helped 256 people move out of DP centres in recent months.

# homeless - Monday 7 September, 2020

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation

Newly released data on complaints details the issues facing people in emergency living situations.

# homeless - Friday 7 August, 2020

'A scream wouldn't help them': Cork homeless charity has had to pull men off women on the streets

Cork Penny Dinners says the coronavirus has put the already vulnerable community at greater risk.

# homeless - Thursday 6 August, 2020

'Truly shocking': Call for better mental health supports as 31 homeless people die in Dublin this year

Since the beginning of July, 10 homeless people have died in the capital.

# homeless - Friday 31 July, 2020

Homeless figures drop for fifth month in a row but charities warn government's actions may reverse this trend

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said that the number of people homeless is still “simply too high”.

# homeless - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds

Sixty-three homeless people were diagnosed with Covid-19 and there was one death, a fraction of what had been predicted.

# homeless - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

# homeless - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

# homeless - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show

Figures for April show that there were 572 fewer people in emergency accommodation compared to March.

# homeless - Monday 11 May, 2020

Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation

The number of families in emergency accommodation is now at its lowest point since May 2017.

# homeless - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Man (35) arrested in Barcelona over suspected homeless killings during Covid-19 lockdown

Police said they identified the suspect with the help of descriptions provided by witnesses.

# homeless - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless

The event is due to take place this Saturday.

# homeless - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148

Eoghan Murphy said that his priority during the Covid-19 pandemic would be the safety of those in emergency accommodation.

# homeless - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister

Staff working in homeless services have been deemed essential personnel.

# homeless - Friday 27 March, 2020

Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions

The service will be managed by Depaul and will be staffed by the HSE and other Section 39 organisations.

# homeless - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak

Homeless services and local councils have been working to prepare for the spread of Covid-19.

# homeless - Saturday 21 March, 2020

More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said more places will be secured as needed.

# homeless - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis

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

# homeless - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'

The number of people homeless in December 2019 dipped below 10,000 before rising above that figure again in January 2020.

# homeless - Friday 21 February, 2020

19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019

One hotel received payments between €4 million and €5 million.

# homeless - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?

The way statistics on homelessness are compiled are completely different in the two jurisdictions.

# homeless - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election

We asked each political party where it stands on housing and homelessness policies in Ireland.

# homeless - Saturday 1 February, 2020

From The42 'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk' Addiction

'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'

Former jockey John Gillen on his life before and after his descent into alcoholism.

# homeless - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out'

Noel found himself living in his car following the break up of a relationship.

# homeless - Friday 17 January, 2020

Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do'

The minister was out campaigning today.

# homeless - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Witness appeal after homeless man seriously injured as tent removed during clean-up

The incident happened on Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 on Tuesday afternoon.

# homeless - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal'

The man was sleeping in his tent when it was being removed in an attempt to tidy the canal walk way.

Homeless man in serious condition after tent removed during clean-up in Dublin

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

# homeless - Friday 10 January, 2020

Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night

The woman, who was in a distressed state, told the volunteer she had been released from an acute hospital.

# homeless - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

500 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas dinner at the RDS today

Around 3,000 Christmas dinners will also be prepared and delivered to the homes of those in need.

# homeless - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Here are some practical ways you can help homeless people this Christmas and New Year

It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.

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