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# Homelessness

Last month
June 2024
Opposition slams Government 'inaction' as homeless numbers reach new record high
'They aren’t living on the streets': Humphreys defends housing for some homeless families
'They see no way out': 113% jump in homeless people seeking mental health support from charity
Increase of 579% in the numbers of adults in emergency accommodation for more than six months since 2014
The problem with affordable housing in Ireland - no one agrees how much it should cost
May
May 2024
Number of people homeless in Ireland passes a record 14,000
9,803 adults and 4,206 children were in emergency accommodation in April.
'Whether they're from Donegal or Senegal, it makes no difference': A night at the Lighthouse café
Hundreds of homeless people, from Ireland and further afield, visit the Dublin centre every day for food, clothes and friendship.
The centre provides a range of supports to homeless people and asylum seekers
"We need to remember it’s people who are actually inside the tents. These are human beings."
Taoiseach says plans to cut social welfare rates of some Ukrainian refugees is 'sensible'
It will not apply to Ukrainians living in pledged accommodation.
12-week lead-in time for streamlining of Ukrainian social welfare payments.
Review of benefits for international protection applicants to be completed within six weeks.
Over 900 households avoid homelessness through Threshold, but evictions still 'persistent' issue
Removal of Mount Street camp is 'like putting a plaster on a wound'
The Lighthouse in Dublin is providing food and other services for hundreds of asylum seekers every day.
This year
2024
Homelessness: 13,866 people in emergency accommodation last month
Lack of awareness in homelessness sector about possibility of men being trafficked, report finds
Lower tax for €50k earners and 50k homes built each year: Simon Harris makes promises at FG Ard Fheis
Homelessness: Record 4,170 children in emergency accommodation last month
9,671 adults and 4,170 children were in emergency accommodation in February.
Debunked: Chart used to criticise Dublin actually shows ranking for homelessness services
Homeless man who died in tent was living on streets to protect grandmother from Covid-19, inquest hears
Funeral takes place for 'kind soul' Ann Delaney who had been sleeping rough on Aungier Street
More than 4,000 children are now homeless according to latest Govt figures
Council responding as 'matter of urgency' to concerns over sex offenders placed in hostel
Some residents are understood to have said they felt threatened over the placements.
13,318 people in emergency accommodation in December, a 13.5% increase on previous year
High rents, evictions, poor conditions: Growing number of older people with housing difficulties
Asylum seekers endure sub-zero temperatures on Dublin streets without tents or sleeping bags
Ten people experiencing homelessness died per month in 2020, new data shows
Govt plan to add new restrictions on who can access homeless accommodation sharply criticised
Dept confirms death of man sleeping rough in Dublin, offers condolences to family
Homelessness: Children in emergency accommodation tops 4,000 for first time
Official figures show 9,409 adults and 4,105 children were in emergency accommodation in November.
The figures are an increase of 335 compared with October 2023.
Over 190 more children are now living in emergency accommodation.
The numbers have been labelled a stark beginning to the new year.
'Someone could be killed': Fears grow as gardaí probe 'worrying trend' of arson attacks
No arrests have been made to date but a number of investigations are ongoing.
The Irish Network Against Racism has expressed concern that the issue will only be taken seriously if someone is badly injured or killed
There have been around 20 arson attacks, or attempted attacks, on properties earmarked to house international protection applicants
Multiple garda investigations into the Ringsend, Rosscahill and other arson attacks around the country are ongoing
Last year
2023
One Dublin cafe is taking a fresh approach to helping people in housing and food insecurity
Debunked: Picture of Irish homeless woman and children is an AI-generated image
Homelessness record broken again as 13,179 people in emergency accommodation in October
Threshold worked with over 12,000 households deemed at risk of homelessness last year
Record high number of children in emergency accommodation, September figures show
Almost three-quarters of homeless adults experienced 'contributory events' beforehand, study shows
Man who said he was providing homeless services charged for trespassing in Dublin pub
Record high number of children in emergency accommodation, August figures show
Focus Ireland recorded 30% increase in service users last year as homelessness rose
Homeless charity reports 17% drop in people supported last year
Fourteen babies born in homeless charity Depaul's services last year
More homeless people in Irish psychiatric wards each year, despite admissions dropping overall
Homelessness record broken again as 12,847 people in emergency accommodation in July