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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Today’s News

A new homeless family hub run by a private company is set to open in Dublin next week

After months of delays, Lynam’s Hotel in Dublin is due to open this week as a family hub.

# homelessness - Yesterday’s News

A private company managing homeless accommodation in Dublin made nearly €3 million profit in 2016

R&G Administration manages and oversees accommodation for homeless families at two locations in Dublin.

# homelessness - Friday 19 January, 2018

Over 8,500 people spent Christmas Day in emergency accommodation

The December figures saw a slight reduction in the number of homeless families.

# homelessness - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them?

A large number of groups feed and clothes homeless people in Ireland – but are they really helping?

# homelessness - Monday 15 January, 2018

The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year

The Housing Minister said that accurate figures around new builds would be available later this year.

# homelessness - Sunday 14 January, 2018

The number of homeless families staying in hotels in Dublin has shot up once again

The figures had been dropping, but November shows an increase in families staying in hotels.

Column: 'I was a medical doctor. I never thought I'd end up homeless but I did'

I am lonely and I am terrified. I am exhausted from the stress, writes Dr Annette Hunter.

# homelessness - Saturday 13 January, 2018

'Social housing should not just be for people with low incomes – this creates ghettos'

All housing is social, and having a mix of backgrounds will set standards and reduce social problems, writes Kate Kavanagh.

# homelessness - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Alternative accommodation secured for almost all homeless families staying in the Gresham Hotel

Last week it emerged that 14 homeless families who had been staying at the Gresham in Dublin city centre had been told they had to leave by the end of the month.

# homelessness - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Pressure grows on reappointment of Conor Skehan as housing chair, councillors seek to block it

Skehan has faced scrutiny for his comments on homeless families “gaming the system”.

# homelessness - Friday 5 January, 2018

Head of Housing Agency who said homeless families may be 'gaming the system' reappointed for another year

Conor Skehan’s five year stint as chair of the agency was due to end at the beginning of this year.

'Nowhere is taking anybody': Concern among homeless families asked to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month

670 people were in hotel accommodation at the end of November.

# homelessness - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Concerns raised for 14 homeless families told to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month

The Gresham has previously been paid by Dublin City Council to temporarily accommodate homeless families over the past number of years.

# homelessness - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Housing Minister says his department has 'no evidence' of homeless families 'gaming the system'

Murphy was responding to comments from the outgoing chairperson of the Housing Agency.

# homelessness - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

'No evidence whatsoever' to claims by top housing official that homeless families are 'gaming the system'

Conor Skehan said that families may be “gaming the system” in order to jump up the social housing waiting list.

# homelessness - Monday 1 January, 2018

Loneliness, mental health, separation: How homelessness affects children later in life

Two Cork students examined how homelessness affects children for the upcoming BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

# homelessness - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

# homelessness - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year

3,333 children were homeless in Ireland in November.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Why aren't unused army barracks used to provide shelter for the homeless?

The Minister for Defence told the Dáil that many vacant units are in a “very poor state of repair”.

# homelessness - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Coveney has no regrets about making promises about family homelessness

Tánaiste Simon Coveney sits down with TheJournal.ie to talk homelessness, Brexit, abortion and Callan’s Kicks.

# homelessness - Monday 25 December, 2017

'We have to give back something': The barber who cuts hair for the homeless outside the GPO Homeless Crisis This post contains videos

'We have to give back something': The barber who cuts hair for the homeless outside the GPO

Hakkan Isik and his team of volunteers set up outside the Dublin landmark each Friday.

Volunteers will feed 3,500 poor and homeless people a Christmas dinner today

The 350 volunteer spots filled up within a day this year.

# homelessness - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Hozier just joined Glen Hansard for a Christmas Eve singalong in Dublin

The event was held to raise money for the homeless.

# homelessness - Friday 22 December, 2017

98% of HAP properties in Dublin failed to meet rental standards

Of these 117 failed properties, compliance was only achieved in eight.

# homelessness - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Rent rates in Limerick city are rising the fastest in the country

Rent rates in Limerick city rose by over 19% when compared to this time last year.

# homelessness - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'It's deeply, deeply depressing': There are still over 3,300 children homeless in Ireland

There were 1,530 families with 3,333 children staying in emergency accommodation in November.

'The second half of the night was harder but we knew we weren’t experiencing the real thing'

Alan O’Mara was one of the many GAA stars who slept out in solidarity with Ireland’s homeless on Saturday night.

Nearly enough people to fill the 3Arena urgently sought help from Simon Communities last year

Over 11,000 people went to the charity for help in 2016.

# homelessness - Monday 18 December, 2017

Former Georgian hotel in Dublin's city centre opens as hostel after years of objections

The development in Dublin 2 was held up for years due to a series of objections.

# homelessness - Sunday 17 December, 2017

'One former Apollo House resident has died on the streets already'

Many former residents feel let down.

# homelessness - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Peter McVerry Trust to provide new accommodation for 100 people and 24 families before Christmas

The new services are located Dublin City, Fingal, and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and will include two new family hubs.

'People are dying': One year after Apollo House and homelessness is worse than ever

The Home Sweet Home campaign received widespread attention when it took over Apollo House on Hawkins Street for homeless people.

'People should fight': Cork locals to protest today against plans for mass evictions

The new owners of the Leeside Apartments say they’re set to substantially refurbish the apartment block.

# homelessness - Friday 15 December, 2017

'He was crying because he was so cold, so miserable': TD cries as she tells story of young homeless man

TDs spent their last morning in the Dáil before the Christmas break discussing the homeless crisis.

# homelessness - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Vacant shops could be converted into housing without planning permission under new rules

This would be the first of a series of planning measures to aid the creation of more housing, Minister Eoghan Murphy said.

# homelessness - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

'Homelessness is not normal': Effort to kickstart national movement begins with laughter and song outside the Dáil

On a bitterly cold day, hundreds of people turned out to support the concert in support of the homeless.

# homelessness - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

'Out of control': National day of protest against housing and homelessness crisis to be held in April

Stakeholders have urged everyone to get involved in the demonstration next year.

'3,000 children upset and worried Santa won't visit because they don't know where they'll be living'

Music, poetry and personal testimonies will be heard outside the Dáil today for a family friendly homelessness protest.

# homelessness - Monday 11 December, 2017

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children' Focus Ireland This post contains videos

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children'

Focus Ireland has supported over 14,000 people so far this year who are homeless or at risk of losing their home.

Flat search: Not one property available to rent for a person on rent supplement

A Simon Communities study has found that the number of rental properties on the market has dropped significantly.

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