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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Thursday 5 December, 2019

'Shame on Leo': Thousands march through Dublin and Cork against homelessness
# Protest
# Protest

'Shame on Leo': Thousands march through Dublin and Cork against homelessness

Updated Dec 5th 2019, 10:05 PM 56,957 Views 163 Comments

Protesters called on the government to do more to tackle homelessness.

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help
# Housing
# Housing

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help

Dec 5th 2019, 9:45 PM 15,651 Views 87 Comments

“The Rent Pressure Zones are not working,” housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said.

Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017

Dec 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 3,950 Views 6 Comments

That’s according to the charity’s annual report being launched today.

# homelessness - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time
# Eoghan Murphy
# Eoghan Murphy

The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:21 PM 20,465 Views 108 Comments

There were 117 more people homeless in October than there was in September.

# homelessness - Monday 2 December, 2019

Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy

Dec 2nd 2019, 3:34 PM 11,321 Views 23 Comments

A motion of confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is being heard in the Dáil tomorrow night.

# homelessness - Friday 29 November, 2019

Plans for 150-bed homeless hostel on Dublin's Aungier Street shelved following local opposition
# Avalon House
# Avalon House

Plans for 150-bed homeless hostel on Dublin's Aungier Street shelved following local opposition

Nov 29th 2019, 12:09 PM 21,110 Views 56 Comments

Peter McVerry Trust planned to open the hostel in Dublin 2 in January.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Families spend average of six months in homeless hubs, says housing charity

Families spend average of six months in homeless hubs, says housing charity

Nov 27th 2019, 10:50 AM 8,936 Views 40 Comments

A new report from Respond found that only 8% of families supported by the charity received social housing in 2018.

'I'm sick of being railroaded': Angry scenes as locals meet to oppose State's largest homeless hostel
# Avalon House
# Avalon House

'I'm sick of being railroaded': Angry scenes as locals meet to oppose State's largest homeless hostel

Nov 27th 2019, 12:10 AM 57,145 Views 85 Comments

Avalon House in Dublin 2 is set to become a 150-bed homeless hostel in January.

# homelessness - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Disney Store wants security gate at Grafton Street shop to prevent homeless sleepers
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Disney Store wants security gate at Grafton Street shop to prevent homeless sleepers

Nov 24th 2019, 1:43 PM 52,655 Views 137 Comments

An application for installing the gates was lodged in October by The Disney Store Ltd.

# homelessness - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

'Another disappointing and frustrating year': Homeless charity helped more people than ever in 2018
# Peter Mcverry Trust
# Peter Mcverry Trust

'Another disappointing and frustrating year': Homeless charity helped more people than ever in 2018

Nov 19th 2019, 6:45 AM 7,755 Views 16 Comments

The Peter McVerry Trust released its annual report for 2018 today.

# homelessness - Sunday 17 November, 2019

'Babies are being born homeless': Charity demands action from government on child homelessness
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Babies are being born homeless': Charity demands action from government on child homelessness

Nov 17th 2019, 4:09 PM 18,523 Views 98 Comments

Focus Ireland launched an urgent Christmas appeal today.

# homelessness - Friday 15 November, 2019

'If you said 50 years ago there would be families living in tents because they can't afford rent, I would have laughed'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'If you said 50 years ago there would be families living in tents because they can't afford rent, I would have laughed'

Nov 15th 2019, 6:10 AM 77,320 Views 70 Comments

The Dublin Simon Community is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. How different was the homeless problem back in 1969?

# homelessness - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Families should no longer be provided with one-night emergency accommodation, committee will recommend
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Families should no longer be provided with one-night emergency accommodation, committee will recommend

Nov 14th 2019, 6:15 AM 9,760 Views 4 Comments

Experts will instead suggest that stable placements in suitable temporary accommodation for families be provided.

# homelessness - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'The teachers hated me': High rate of school suspensions among homeless men revealed by new study
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'The teachers hated me': High rate of school suspensions among homeless men revealed by new study

Nov 6th 2019, 10:08 AM 17,834 Views 42 Comments

Failings in the school system increase the risk of homelessness, according to a new study.

# homelessness - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month

Oct 31st 2019, 2:18 PM 13,544 Views 72 Comments

10,397 people were in emergency accommodation in Ireland in September.

# homelessness - Monday 28 October, 2019

Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas
# Housing
# Housing

Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas

Oct 28th 2019, 8:30 AM 32,970 Views 83 Comments

“Bringing a vacant home back into use can change people’s lives for the better.”

# homelessness - Thursday 24 October, 2019

'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway'

Oct 24th 2019, 6:05 AM 14,729 Views 17 Comments

Merchants Quay Ireland is launching its 2018 annual report today.

# homelessness - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Coveney: 'No five-year-old child should be eating their dinner from cardboard on the street'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Coveney: 'No five-year-old child should be eating their dinner from cardboard on the street'

Oct 17th 2019, 7:01 PM 19,024 Views 55 Comments

A photo posted on online in recent days shows a boy eating his dinner from a piece of cardboard on the street.

# homelessness - Sunday 13 October, 2019

'Lost for words': Murdered homeless man remembered as talented chef and friend to many
# Timothy Hourihane
# Timothy Hourihane

'Lost for words': Murdered homeless man remembered as talented chef and friend to many

Oct 13th 2019, 9:06 PM 87,254 Views 59 Comments

Hourihane was beaten to death in a “tented village” in Cork city.

# homelessness - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Homeless family of seven offered sleeping bags at Dublin garda station
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless family of seven offered sleeping bags at Dublin garda station

Oct 10th 2019, 1:47 PM 51,338 Views 43 Comments

A local councillor called the situation ‘barbaric’.

# homelessness - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents

Oct 8th 2019, 3:49 PM 18,287 Views 28 Comments

Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.

# homelessness - Thursday 3 October, 2019

One-third of Irish adults know someone who has recently experienced housing exclusion
# Hidden Homelessness
# Hidden Homelessness

One-third of Irish adults know someone who has recently experienced housing exclusion

Oct 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 7,513 Views 10 Comments

That’s according to a new survey published by the Simon Communities of Ireland today.

# homelessness - Monday 30 September, 2019

'We need to stop this': Homelessness figures reach 10,000 for seventh consecutive month
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'We need to stop this': Homelessness figures reach 10,000 for seventh consecutive month

Sep 30th 2019, 11:02 AM 16,630 Views 55 Comments

A total of 10,338 people were in emergency accommodation in August.

# homelessness - Thursday 26 September, 2019

100-bed homeless medical treatment and recovery facility in Dublin gets green light
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

100-bed homeless medical treatment and recovery facility in Dublin gets green light

Sep 26th 2019, 3:31 PM 14,586 Views 20 Comments

The announcement was made at the launch of the Dublin Simon Community 2018 annual report.

# homelessness - Saturday 21 September, 2019

'It's bringing people together': Ireland rugby matches being screened at specially organised breakfast events for people who are homeless
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'It's bringing people together': Ireland rugby matches being screened at specially organised breakfast events for people who are homeless

Sep 21st 2019, 8:30 AM 14,879 Views 17 Comments

The Simon Community, together with Secret Street Tours, are organising the screenings.

# homelessness - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

There's been a 50% surge in people seeking services at Dublin's oldest homelessness charity
# Mendicity Institution
# Mendicity Institution

There's been a 50% surge in people seeking services at Dublin's oldest homelessness charity

Sep 18th 2019, 12:49 PM 10,228 Views 20 Comments

The increase is being described by the Mendicity Institution as “alarming”.

# homelessness - Thursday 5 September, 2019

'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal'
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal'

Sep 5th 2019, 1:15 PM 16,028 Views 26 Comments

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2018 this morning.

# homelessness - Monday 2 September, 2019

Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row
# Housing
# Housing

Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row

Sep 2nd 2019, 1:23 PM 18,730 Views 109 Comments

New figures show that 10,275 people are in emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation

Aug 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 24,380 Views 36 Comments

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites
# Rebuilding Ireland
# Rebuilding Ireland

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites

Aug 6th 2019, 10:51 AM 26,098 Views 45 Comments

Projects have been given the green light in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford.

# homelessness - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

'There is no holiday from homelessness': Government criticised as figures reach 10,000 for fifth month
# June's Figures
# June's Figures

'There is no holiday from homelessness': Government criticised as figures reach 10,000 for fifth month

Updated Jul 31st 2019, 9:10 PM 16,280 Views 97 Comments

Figures published today show there are now 10,172 people in emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands

Jul 30th 2019, 6:15 AM 9,571 Views 12 Comments

The services will be rolled out in Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.

# homelessness - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'

Jul 11th 2019, 11:16 PM 34,614 Views 17 Comments

Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.

# homelessness - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland
# Housing
# Housing

Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland

Jul 2nd 2019, 10:42 AM 11,848 Views 31 Comments

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.

# homelessness - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Major homeless hostel in Dublin city centre is set to close down
# Bru Aimsir
# Bru Aimsir

Major homeless hostel in Dublin city centre is set to close down

Jun 26th 2019, 2:46 PM 22,526 Views 17 Comments

The hostel currently provides beds for around 100 people.

# homelessness - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Housing First services to be rolled out in Wicklow, Meath and Kildare for the first time
# Housing First
# Housing First

Housing First services to be rolled out in Wicklow, Meath and Kildare for the first time

Jun 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 24,516 Views 3 Comments

Kildare County Council issued the tender worth an estimated €702,000.

# homelessness - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Lynn Ruane: How this French charity shop treats the homeless should inspire us to help our own
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: How this French charity shop treats the homeless should inspire us to help our own

Jun 23rd 2019, 8:30 PM 41,851 Views 31 Comments

Communal meals, a chance to work and help to make a home – the scheme gives clients control of their lives.

# homelessness - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'

Jun 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 54,479 Views 125 Comments

A letter from the UN said private housing investment has impacted security of tenure for renters.

# homelessness - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin

Jun 13th 2019, 7:21 AM 27,909 Views 158 Comments

The research from homeless charity Focus Ireland examines family homelessness in Dublin.

# homelessness - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Minister for Housing accepts 'need to do more' as latest figures show record levels of homelessness
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

Minister for Housing accepts 'need to do more' as latest figures show record levels of homelessness

Updated May 29th 2019, 1:44 PM 17,177 Views 84 Comments

10,378 people were recorded in emergency accommodation in April.