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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Friday 27 August, 2021

Concern as number of homeless people rises for second consecutive month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Concern as number of homeless people rises for second consecutive month

Aug 27th 2021, 7:10 PM 8,507 Views 17 Comments

Charities say many indicators are pointing to further increases in homelessness later this year.

# homelessness - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents

Aug 17th 2021, 1:32 PM 24,696 Views 35 Comments

He said the policy of removing tents is “not very popular, but we do it because we don’t believe it’s appropriate”.

# homelessness - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Dublin homeless charity suspends employee as inquiry launched over 'serious matters'
# Inner City Helping Homeless
# Inner City Helping Homeless

Dublin homeless charity suspends employee as inquiry launched over 'serious matters'

Aug 12th 2021, 9:07 PM 72,122 Views 0 Comments

The Charities Regulator has been contact in relation to the matter.

Just 63 rental properties within standard HAP rate available in June across Ireland
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Just 63 rental properties within standard HAP rate available in June across Ireland

Aug 12th 2021, 6:45 AM 29,627 Views 44 Comments

According to a new report, there were no properties available within standard HAP limits for a single person in June.

# homelessness - Friday 30 July, 2021

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month

Jul 30th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,350 Views 11 Comments

Homeless campaigners have called for plans that address the particular challenges facing lone parents.

# homelessness - Friday 16 July, 2021

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
# Obligatory Housing
# Obligatory Housing

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness

Jul 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 27,428 Views 38 Comments

Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.

# homelessness - Monday 12 July, 2021

Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears

Jul 12th 2021, 1:53 PM 9,475 Views 10 Comments

The report said the Housing First initiative should be “significantly expanded”.

# homelessness - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

'The sooner it's boarded up the better': Official wanted door to be blocked to stop homeless person 'moving in'
# Rathmines
# Rathmines

'The sooner it's boarded up the better': Official wanted door to be blocked to stop homeless person 'moving in'

Jul 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 76,556 Views 75 Comments
  • An official wrote the email before the doorway at the Rathmines college was covered with wooden hoardings in late May, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • The boarding up of the location prompted an outcry on social media because the location had been frequented by a man who slept rough.
  • Official statements at the time suggested that the doorway was boarded up to facilitate Leaving Certificate exams in June.

# homelessness - Friday 25 June, 2021

Homelessness figures dip but charity warns of lengthy spells in emergency accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homelessness figures dip but charity warns of lengthy spells in emergency accommodation

Jun 25th 2021, 3:45 PM 6,295 Views 9 Comments

May stats show that there are 5,843 adults in emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 12:29 PM 22,181 Views 14 Comments

Six in 10 people are struggling with suicide ideation and half are struggling with self-harm, according to a new survey.

# homelessness - Monday 14 June, 2021

Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April

Jun 14th 2021, 4:07 PM 9,665 Views 13 Comments

There were 5,806 individuals in emergency accommodation in Dublin last month.

# homelessness - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless

Jun 2nd 2021, 2:14 PM 7,609 Views 7 Comments

A new report from Dublin County Council found that there is a higher mortality rate among single homeless people.

# homelessness - Friday 28 May, 2021

Hoardings were put up where homeless man was known to sleep to 'prepare building for Leaving Cert'
# Rathmines
# Rathmines

Hoardings were put up where homeless man was known to sleep to 'prepare building for Leaving Cert'

May 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 49,122 Views 41 Comments

The man has since been contacted by homeless services.

# homelessness - Friday 7 May, 2021

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing

May 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 14,084 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Ó Broin says these people should be included in the government’s homelessness figures.

# homelessness - Thursday 6 May, 2021

38 deaths in homeless services in first three months of this year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

38 deaths in homeless services in first three months of this year

May 6th 2021, 9:36 PM 18,276 Views 19 Comments

North Inner City Councillor Anthony Flynn said the report on the 79 deaths in Dublin last year needs to be published urgently.

# homelessness - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home

Updated May 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 151,498 Views 194 Comments

The housing expert says the investor takeover of homes is no accident – it’s Government policy.

# homelessness - Monday 3 May, 2021

Over 130 people located by council's rough sleeper app four months since launch
# Rough Sleepers
# Rough Sleepers

Over 130 people located by council's rough sleeper app four months since launch

May 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 18,683 Views 16 Comments

The Mendicity Institute believes the app cuts rough sleepers out of the conversation

# homelessness - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made
# Chop Chop
# Chop Chop

Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made

Updated Apr 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 74,540 Views 115 Comments

The Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday and Thursday before signing off on plans for the easing of restrictions in May.

# homelessness - Saturday 3 April, 2021

'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'
# Veterans
# Veterans

'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'

Apr 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 29,102 Views 22 Comments

More needs to be done to help veterans who previously served in the Defence Forces, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel has said.

# homelessness - Friday 2 April, 2021

Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers
# Covid19
# Covid19

Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 36,698 Views 45 Comments

Dublin’s rough sleepers have been relying on the two public toilets locations in the city centre.

# homelessness - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list

Mar 9th 2021, 5:35 PM 14,409 Views 25 Comments

Last year the State delivered just over 5,000 new build social homes.

# homelessness - Friday 26 February, 2021

Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say

Feb 26th 2021, 3:19 PM 8,036 Views 13 Comments

The latest figures show that there were 8,313 men, women and children in emergency accommodation in January.

# homelessness - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

'A systems accelerant': Pandemic prompted more single rooms in homeless accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A systems accelerant': Pandemic prompted more single rooms in homeless accommodation

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:01 AM 9,147 Views 2 Comments

Cooperation lead to very few deaths of homeless people in the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# homelessness - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Opinion: Opposition for opposition sake to Affordable Housing Plan short-changes young people and families
# Housing
# Housing

Opinion: Opposition for opposition sake to Affordable Housing Plan short-changes young people and families

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:58 PM 18,306 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Mary Fitzpatrick responds to opposition criticism of the government’s Affordable Housing Plan.

# homelessness - Friday 29 January, 2021

Homeless figures dip but charity warns of 'alarming rise' in homeless single people
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

Homeless figures dip but charity warns of 'alarming rise' in homeless single people

Jan 29th 2021, 3:47 PM 7,925 Views 14 Comments

Housing minister Darragh O’Brien said homelessness remains “unacceptably high”.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits

Jan 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,265 Views 13 Comments

Homeless numbers are down but Simon Communities says the full impact of the pandemic will only be seen when restrictions are lifted permanently.

# homelessness - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required

Jan 21st 2021, 6:55 AM 15,791 Views 77 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says we have to set aside our obsession with the charitable model and instead fund preventative services and new homes.

# homelessness - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Deaths of two people sleeping rough in tents in Phoenix Park over Christmas confirmed
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Deaths of two people sleeping rough in tents in Phoenix Park over Christmas confirmed

Jan 5th 2021, 3:52 PM 53,158 Views 52 Comments

According to figures from the DRHE, there were at least 50 deaths among people who accessed homeless services in Dublin across last year.

# homelessness - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister
# Interview
# Interview

Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister

Dec 24th 2020, 6:30 PM 23,504 Views 31 Comments

Housing and tourism departments are in discussions about platform regulations.

# homelessness - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Practical ways to help people who are homeless this Christmas
# Helping Hands
# Helping Hands

Practical ways to help people who are homeless this Christmas

Dec 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,336 Views 12 Comments

It can be as simple as saying hello to someone when you see them on the streets.

# homelessness - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis

Dec 16th 2020, 2:45 PM 26,415 Views 55 Comments

In Dublin, house prices have decreased by 1.5%, while apartment prices increased by 1%.

# homelessness - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year
# Lefroy House
# Lefroy House

Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year

Dec 3rd 2020, 9:35 AM 21,514 Views 18 Comments

Lefroy House is based on Eden Quay in Dublin City Centre and is run by the Salvation Army.

# homelessness - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Opinion: How the pandemic acted as a catalyst for change in delivering vital homelessness services
# Drug Treatment
# Drug Treatment

Opinion: How the pandemic acted as a catalyst for change in delivering vital homelessness services

Nov 28th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,725 Views 5 Comments

Tony Duffin, CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project describes how a shift in policy around Covid-19 brought about the changes to drug treatment that had been sought for years.

# homelessness - Friday 27 November, 2020

RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year

Nov 27th 2020, 11:54 AM 13,619 Views 23 Comments

Those in need can attend the mobile kitchen between 10am and 1pm on Christmas Day.

# homelessness - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Homeless charities express 'concern and upset' after bodies of two men found in Dublin
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless charities express 'concern and upset' after bodies of two men found in Dublin

Nov 25th 2020, 7:26 PM 26,946 Views 30 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the deaths, and they are not being treated as suspicious.

# homelessness - Thursday 5 November, 2020

'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'

Nov 5th 2020, 6:45 AM 32,783 Views 13 Comments

Over 11,600 people who are homeless or in addiction were helped by Merchants Quay Ireland in 2019.

# homelessness - Sunday 1 November, 2020

'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity
# Simon Communities
# Simon Communities

'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity

Nov 1st 2020, 6:13 PM 30,853 Views 50 Comments

The latest report from the Simon Communities reveals the lack of affordable housing across the country.

# homelessness - Friday 30 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 30th 2020, 5:48 PM 16,458 Views 9 Comments

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

# homelessness - Thursday 15 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 15th 2020, 6:48 PM 13,787 Views 3 Comments

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

# homelessness - Saturday 3 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:00 AM 28,003 Views 11 Comments

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