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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction

The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.

# homelessness - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal'

Mike Allen appeared on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

# homelessness - Friday 11 January, 2019

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin

Edmund Honohan urged the Fianna Fáil leader to support a piece of legislation he wrote that is currently before the Dáil.

# homelessness - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal'

Former chair of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan made his comments on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

# homelessness - Monday 31 December, 2018

'We don't discharge people to the streets': The hospital dilemma of how to discharge a homeless person

32 homeless patients were admitted to St James’s Hospital during each of the months of September, October and November.

# homelessness - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

‘It’s a bit like Ready Steady Cook’: How FoodCloud and charities are fighting food poverty in the west of Ireland

As charities see demand increase this Christmas, the team behind FoodCloud is making things a little easier.

'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO

O’Connell Street is a hive of activity each Friday evening as groups provide services for those in need.

Over 450 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas Day dinner at the RDS today

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

# homelessness - Saturday 22 December, 2018

'It can be damaging': People warned to avoid bogus charity collectors over Christmas

ICHH said that people posing as their volunteers had been reported collecting.

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

# homelessness - Friday 21 December, 2018

'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said that Murphy should “do the decent thing and resign” in light of the new figures.

Peter McVerry Trust increases number of homeless beds to just under 1,000

The beds form part of the 333 that were promised in the government’s winter strategy.

# homelessness - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas

Eoghan Murphy: “It is very disappointing to see more children in emergency accommodation as we go into Christmas week.”

# homelessness - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

'It's my home. I can say it however many times I like': Teenager homeless for over two years housed before Christmas

Amanda had previously spoken about the difficulties of living in homeless emergency accommdoation.

# homelessness - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

16-year-old living in a family hub: 'It kind of does kill your Christmas spirit'

RTÉ News interviewed 16-year-old Lauren Hogan, who became homeless in the summer of 2017.

# homelessness - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Twelve PRACTICAL ways to help the homeless this Christmas and New Year

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

# homelessness - Friday 14 December, 2018

From The Daily Edge "We live in a time where a song's lyrics upsets us more than our own people living on the streets" Baby It's Cold Outside

"We live in a time where a song's lyrics upsets us more than our own people living on the streets"

A Cork man has made an eye opening video about homelessness.

Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation?

The debate around how many people are homeless in Ireland resurfaced again this week.

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house

A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.

# homelessness - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character Meet Lily This post contains videos

Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character

Lily will help teach viewers about homelessness, a growing problem in many countries.

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families

A new report looks into the experiences of new families with young parents.

# homelessness - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year

Figures for the first six months of 2018 suggest record numbers of people using its services.

# homelessness - Thursday 6 December, 2018

This Luas is being filled with essential gifts for people in emergency accommodation

A Dublin homeless charity has joined forces with Luas again to help people in need this Christmas.

# homelessness - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'I can't describe the feeling... Just to know that I can now live a proper life with my kids'

Peter McVerry Trust opened 13 new apartments for families and children affected by homelessness in Dublin’s city centre.

'No one's changing the narrative here': Minister responds to criticism from Fr Peter McVerry

The housing and homeless charity is launching its 2017 annual report today.

# homelessness - Monday 3 December, 2018

Increase in number of rough sleepers in Dublin, latest official count shows

The Rough Sleeper Count is carried out every spring and winter.

# homelessness - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Lawyers pen short stories to raise money for Ireland's homeless

They were gathered by writer Danielle McLaughlin, a former solicitor.

'I don't want to spend Christmas in a hotel': Family facing homelessness over inability to find new home

‘Elaine’ told RTÉ that she has refused to leave her home despite being ordered to by 7 September.

# homelessness - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Thousands march through Dublin city centre to protest housing crisis

Today’s protest coincides with the anniversary of Jonathan Corrie’s death near the Dáil four years ago.

'We want to send a clear message': Thousands expected to take part in Dublin housing protest today

Today’s protest coincides with the anniversary of Jonathan Corrie who died near the Dáil four years ago.

# homelessness - Friday 30 November, 2018

Government offer €16.4m contract to provide houses and services to 575 long-term homeless people

Another €3 million funding from the DRHE will go towards an outreach service for rough sleepers in the capital.

# homelessness - Thursday 29 November, 2018

The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month

There are now collectively 9,724 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

# homelessness - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Homeless figures to show fall in children in emergency accommodation, but rise in individuals presenting

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil the figures will show a reduction in the number of families presenting as homeless in Dublin.

# homelessness - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month

Since the summer, the country has seen a rise in housing activists taking action to raise awareness over housing issues.

# homelessness - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit

The amount of money the State pays in Hap will also increase if Brexit results in further rent hikes in the capital.

# homelessness - Sunday 11 November, 2018

From The42 Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny uses PFAI awards speech to highlight homelessness Homelessness

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny uses PFAI awards speech to highlight homelessness

The Lilywhites manager spoke passionately about homelessness in Ireland after being named Premier Division Manager of the Year.

# homelessness - 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.

# homelessness - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told

A Trinity professor said the recategorisation of homeless figures has “undermined confidence in the data”.

# homelessness - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'Rough sleeper' found dead on Dublin City Centre street

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

# homelessness - 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.

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