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#Homelessness

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis

There has been a 15% increase in the number of people receiving Rent Supplement since Covid-19 restrictions began.

# homelessness - Thursday 30 April, 2020

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

There are 241 fewer people on the Department of Housing’s homeless list compared with last month.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Disney's Grafton Street shop gets green light for security gate to prevent rough sleepers

Planning permission was granted after revised plans for the mesh security gate were lodged.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold

New measures have seen ‘soft’ services for homeless people close across the country.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Thursday 27 February, 2020

The number of people who are homeless has risen to over 10,000 again

6,697 adults and 3,574 children were in emergency accommodation in January.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'They're not seen and definitely not heard': Why it's time for a homeless 'Rock the Vote' in Ireland

There are more than 6,300 homeless adults in Ireland and services say it is often difficult for people to register.

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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Latest homeless figures show record monthly drop of 717 people

The drop of almost 7% is one of the largest monthly decreases recorded for the official homeless figures.

# homelessness - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

# homelessness - Friday 17 January, 2020

South Dublin County Council sued by homeless couple for failing to decide housing support application

The High Court heard that the council had failed in its duty towards the couple.

Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue

There are votes out there for politicians with ambitious and credible plans on housing, writes Focus Ireland’s Mike Allen

# homelessness - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Homeless woman dies in Dublin city hostel RIP

Homeless woman dies in Dublin city hostel

The death occurred yesterday in the Phoenix Lodge hostel.

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

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

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Friday 3 January, 2020

Over 10,400 now in emergency accommodation, new figures show

The latest report showed that a total of 1,685 families are also in emergency accomodation.

# homelessness - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Peter McVerry Trust plans 100 housing units in 2020 after meeting targets a year ahead of schedule

The charity said that while this “isn’t about targets, it’s about delivering more homes”, it was delighted to be ahead of schedule.

# homelessness - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage' General Election This post contains videos

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'

The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.

# homelessness - Friday 13 December, 2019

Roads reopen and delays expected as housing protest finishes in the centre of Dublin

Last Friday, protesters also blocked off Aungier Street in a housing protest.

# homelessness - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Coats on Ha'penny Bridge could save someone's life, says organiser

On Saturday, Dublin City Council said that the coats would be removed for health and safety reasons.

Charity appeals to members of the public to stop donating soiled and dirty clothes

The Cork-based charity described some of the donations it received as ‘disgraceful’

# homelessness - Monday 9 December, 2019

Coats left on Ha'penny Bridge for homeless removed by DCC for 'health and safety' reasons

The council said that the coats would be “redistributed” through its homeless services.

Dublin's winter plan for rough sleepers 'doesn't go far enough', says CEO of city's oldest charity

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive activated its Cold Weather Strategy last month.

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