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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

A Dublin homelessness tour guide: 'It's given me a voice to shine a light on what life is like on the streets'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

A Dublin homelessness tour guide: 'It's given me a voice to shine a light on what life is like on the streets'

Sep 30th 2020, 8:00 PM 22,327 Views 14 Comments

Kenny Eivers hopes his tour might help highlight the issues of homelessness in Dublin.

# homelessness - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'

Sep 29th 2020, 6:45 PM 23,244 Views 14 Comments

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2019 this morning

# homelessness - Friday 25 September, 2020

Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation

Sep 25th 2020, 3:38 PM 11,096 Views 14 Comments

The figures dropped slightly last month compared to July.

# homelessness - Saturday 19 September, 2020

‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin

Sep 19th 2020, 8:21 AM 27,531 Views 29 Comments

The figure to date in 2020 represents a rise from 34 across 2019 and 35 in 2018.

# homelessness - Friday 18 September, 2020

Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic

Sep 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,248 Views 0 Comments

Homeless charity Depaul has helped 256 people move out of DP centres in recent months.

# homelessness - Monday 7 September, 2020

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation

Sep 7th 2020, 12:04 AM 14,923 Views 3 Comments

Newly released data on complaints details the issues facing people in emergency living situations.

# homelessness - Friday 4 September, 2020

Homeless providers say an 'excess' of food services in Dublin 'undermines' their work
# Day Services
# Day Services

Homeless providers say an 'excess' of food services in Dublin 'undermines' their work

Sep 4th 2020, 6:20 AM 41,549 Views 40 Comments

The review examined statutory-funded day services for Dublin’s homeless population.

# homelessness - Friday 28 August, 2020

Homeless figures rise in July amid warnings about end of eviction ban and rent freeze
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures rise in July amid warnings about end of eviction ban and rent freeze

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 4:26 PM 15,238 Views 25 Comments

It reverses a trend that saw the number of homeless people fall in recent months.

# homelessness - Friday 7 August, 2020

'A scream wouldn't help them': Cork homeless charity has had to pull men off women on the streets
# Cork Penny Dinners
# Cork Penny Dinners

'A scream wouldn't help them': Cork homeless charity has had to pull men off women on the streets

Aug 7th 2020, 1:05 PM 64,372 Views 32 Comments

Cork Penny Dinners says the coronavirus has put the already vulnerable community at greater risk.

# homelessness - Thursday 6 August, 2020

'Truly shocking': Call for better mental health supports as 31 homeless people die in Dublin this year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Truly shocking': Call for better mental health supports as 31 homeless people die in Dublin this year

Aug 6th 2020, 4:17 PM 16,763 Views 30 Comments

Since the beginning of July, 10 homeless people have died in the capital.

# homelessness - Friday 31 July, 2020

Homeless figures drop for fifth month in a row but charities warn government's actions may reverse this trend
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures drop for fifth month in a row but charities warn government's actions may reverse this trend

Jul 31st 2020, 3:56 PM 8,640 Views 12 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said that the number of people homeless is still “simply too high”.

# homelessness - Monday 27 July, 2020

'Unprecedented' deaths of five homeless people in Dublin in one week
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Unprecedented' deaths of five homeless people in Dublin in one week

Jul 27th 2020, 4:53 PM 50,265 Views 60 Comments

A task force is being promised to find “immediate solutions”.

# homelessness - Monday 20 July, 2020

Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August
# Frozen
# Frozen

Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 9:07 PM 28,998 Views 57 Comments

The emergency measure mean tenants cannot be forced to leave a property, and rent increases are prohibited.

# homelessness - Friday 10 July, 2020

Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely
# Renters
# Renters

Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely

Jul 10th 2020, 8:33 PM 18,499 Views 49 Comments

The final decision will be made by Cabinet in the coming days.

# homelessness - Saturday 4 July, 2020

In Galway and Cork, concerns grow about 'sharp increase' in homelessness in coming months
# Second Wave
# Second Wave

In Galway and Cork, concerns grow about 'sharp increase' in homelessness in coming months

Jul 4th 2020, 9:00 PM 25,000 Views 54 Comments

Staff who work with Simon Community say the last few months have been a struggle.

# homelessness - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds
# Addiction
# Addiction

Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds

Jul 1st 2020, 9:36 AM 21,412 Views 8 Comments

Sixty-three homeless people were diagnosed with Covid-19 and there was one death, a fraction of what had been predicted.

# homelessness - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme

Jun 30th 2020, 11:08 AM 36,586 Views 135 Comments

Darragh O’Brien said he wants to ensure houses ranging in price from €160,000 to €250,000 will be available.

# homelessness - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

Jun 25th 2020, 4:43 PM 5,869 Views 10 Comments

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

# homelessness - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Jun 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 34,178 Views 46 Comments

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

# homelessness - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show
# Homeless
# Homeless

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

Jun 4th 2020, 8:48 PM 9,332 Views 36 Comments

Figures for April show that there were 572 fewer people in emergency accommodation compared to March.

# homelessness - Monday 11 May, 2020

Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation

May 11th 2020, 8:34 PM 11,863 Views 21 Comments

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
# The Other Crisis
# The Other Crisis

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

May 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 30,599 Views 77 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Apr 30th 2020, 6:41 PM 12,454 Views 25 Comments

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
# Big Rebel Sleep Out
# Big Rebel Sleep Out

Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless

Apr 21st 2020, 6:10 AM 13,206 Views 11 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Apr 2nd 2020, 11:54 AM 54,587 Views 90 Comments

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
# February Figures
# February Figures

February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148

Mar 31st 2020, 6:35 PM 12,461 Views 10 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister

Mar 29th 2020, 6:40 PM 25,839 Views 54 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Mar 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 59,218 Views 50 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions

Mar 27th 2020, 8:10 AM 31,904 Views 27 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak

Mar 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,092 Views 8 Comments

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
# Eoghan Murphy
# Eoghan Murphy

More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister

Mar 21st 2020, 6:41 PM 25,395 Views 37 Comments

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
# Rosie
# Rosie

'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis

Mar 17th 2020, 6:00 PM 49,502 Views 75 Comments

The film, written by Roddy Doyle, follows a homeless family over 36 hours.

# homelessness - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

'We were in crisis before coronavirus': Housing charities set aside rooms for homeless people who need to self-isolate
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'We were in crisis before coronavirus': Housing charities set aside rooms for homeless people who need to self-isolate

Mar 11th 2020, 6:05 AM 14,011 Views 28 Comments

Homeless charities are preparing for Covid-19.

# homelessness - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'

Mar 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 25,046 Views 29 Comments

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
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

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

Feb 27th 2020, 6:13 PM 15,852 Views 51 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019

Feb 21st 2020, 5:05 PM 31,803 Views 36 Comments

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
# Homeless Postcards
# Homeless Postcards

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

Feb 5th 2020, 12:53 PM 11,642 Views 10 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?

Feb 5th 2020, 12:52 PM 59,052 Views 74 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election

Feb 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,681 Views 63 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Latest homeless figures show record monthly drop of 717 people

Jan 29th 2020, 5:55 PM 15,927 Views 72 Comments

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