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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Homelessness

Last year
Winter eviction ban may lead to higher homelessness levels after it expires, says Varadkar
It comes as levels of homelessness across the State hit record levels in August.
Focus Ireland launch 2021 report amid rapidly worsening homelessness crisis
“We are tired of being told it will take time to provide housing. We haven’t got the time.”
'I want the homeless number to come down': Short-term let controls on the way, says minister
Changes to the homeless HAP are also on the way.
Homelessness: Record high of 10,805 people in emergency accommodation last month
In total, there were 7,585 adults who accessed emergency accommodation in the last week of August.
In total, there were 7,585 adults who accessed emergency accommodation in the last week of August.
There were also 3,220 children recorded as accessing emergency accommodation.
August is the eighth consecutive month where the number of people accessing emergency accommodation has risen.
Sinn Féin leader labels Rental Tax Credit a 'half-baked measure' that could 'fuel rent hikes'
Explainer: There's a new rent tax credit, how can I avail of it and when will it be paid?
Owners regain possession of Parkgate House after arrests of activists, court hears
One activist told the court that the state’s attitude to homelessness was to say that ‘it can’t do anything about it’.
'Grimmest situation I've ever seen': Dublin Simon dealing with unprecedented levels of homelessness
‘The present thing for homeless people is they are without hope. It’s despair. It’s exhaustion,’ he said.
O'Brien says more 'good landlords' needed to end historic level of homelessness
‘I’m not here to say everything is grand because it’s not,’ he stated.
'Six years ago we were in a bank's mortgage ad - now we're couch surfing'
There have been calls for the government to collect data on this kind of ‘hidden homelessness’.
Homelessness: Record high 10,568 people in emergency accommodation last month
In total, there were 7,431 adults accessing emergency accommodation in the last week of July.
SF's Ó Broin calls for urgent action to prevent homelessness amid spike in Notices to Quit
From April 2021 until the end of June 451 investigations have been initiated by the RTB against landlords.
June homelessness report shows all-time highs in several categories
A total of 10,492 people, including 1,385 families with 3,071 children, are homeless.
'Truly shocking' homeless figures as rentals available through HAP drop 46% since March
The study says that outside of Dublin, properties available to rent within HAP limits are worryingly low.
FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland?
The claim was made by Cian O’Callaghan last week.
Number of homeless people up for fifth month in a row to 10,325
There are 3,028 children in emergency accommodation.
Limerick residents protest demolition of two houses as local homeless numbers increase
In April, homelessness in County Limerick was 27% higher than it was in the previous April.
The Explainer: Why have homeless figures risen in Ireland?
We speak to Mike Allen from Focus Ireland to find out more.
Peter McVerry 'has never been more depressed' about housing as homelessness tops 10,000
For the first time since the pandemic, the number of adults and children registered as homeless has reached five figures.
Report on increasing HAP rates released soon as pressure mounts on government over homelessness
The number of people who were homeless nationwide in the last week of April was 10,049.
Charities sound alarm as homeless figures reach 10,000 for first time since Covid lockdown
It’s the fourth consecutive month that a rise in the number of people accessing emergency accommodation has been recorded.
Housing Minister says rising homeless figure a 'serious concern'
Figures released by the Department of Housing show that in March 9,825 people were homeless.
Number of people sleeping rough in Dublin down 27% on same time last year
Figures recorded by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive show that 91 people were sleeping rough in Dublin from 28 March to 3 April.
Charities raise concerns over inflation as over 9,000 people access emergency accomodation in February
The Department of Housing released the latest figures this afternoon.
Charities express dismay as over 9,000 people in emergency accommodation in January
Official homeless figures for January indicate that there are now 6,587 adults and 2,563 children accessing emergency accommodation.
Government awarded E grade over child homelessness and urged to take immediate action
In December 2021 there were 1,077 families experiencing homelessness and 2,451 homeless children.
Recommendations for reform of garda vetting pushed back due to 'complex' nature of review
An inter-departmental group was due to submit its recommendations at the end of 2021 but this deadline was missed.
Over 9,000 in emergency accommodation in November, as figures rise for the sixth month running
Homelessness is highest in Dublin, with 4,568 adults in emergency accommodation being reported.
All time
'Children are afraid Santa won't find them': Homeless families face 'traumatic' Christmas
Over 2,500 children in Ireland are currently homeless.
Government has 'lost its way' on child poverty, says Ombudsman for Children
Ireland is one of just five other EU countries that has had above average numbers of children at risk of poverty for ten consecutive years.
Complaints from people staying in Dublin homeless hostels jump from 34 in 2020 to 122 in 2021
The complaints related to drug use in the facilities, alleged bullying and blood stains on bed sheets.
The complaints related to drug use, alleged bullying and conditions in the facilities, Órla Ryan reports
A number of people reported being harassed or attacked by other residents
One person said the bed covers in their hostel were "covered in blood"
Opinion: Steps were taken to reduce homelessness during Covid - we shouldn't lose momentum
Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants
Alison Gilliland said funding an initial deposit could be key to keeping many people out of homeless services.
Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement
Councillors have to date failed to reach a consensus on who should fill the seat left vacant after Flynn’s death.
Councillors were due to vote on replacing Anthony Flynn in October but were split over how to proceed
Some councillors are backing a volunteer from Inner City Helping Homeless, the charity Flynn co-founded
However others say the vote should be deferred until various investigations are complete, writes Órla Ryan
Dublin councillors at odds over filling Anthony Flynn's seat amid ICHH controversy
'I just remember thinking: 'Oh my God, this is our life'.'
Focus Ireland launched an art exhibition highlighting families living in homelessness today.
Nearly 9,000 in emergency accommodation in October as 'worrying' upwards trend continues
2,500 children were living in emergency accommodation last month.
Taoiseach tells councils that families shouldn't be evicted from homeless accommodation
Micheál Martin has urged local authorities to ‘use common sense’.
Dublin homeless charity to be liquidated following sexual assault allegations
The charity’s assets are estimated to be in excess of €1 million.
Covid housing supports allowed drug users to 'better engage with treatment services'
It also led to a decreased reliance on drugs and alcohol among some service users.
Jump in number of homeless is 'serious concern', says Housing Minister
Latest figures showed there were 8,475 people who are homeless in September – the fourth consecutive month that the number has risen.
'Unofficial money lenders' targeting people in queues at soup runs
A number of people who work or volunteer in the homelessness sector have raised concerns about the “worrying trend”.
Concerns have been raised about so-called “unofficial money lenders” targeting people as they queue in soup runs
A number of people who work or volunteer in the homelessness sector have warned about the "worrying trend"
People borrow small amounts of cash but are charged around 40% in interest, Órla Ryan reports
Dublin's homelessness authority to crack down on 'unofficial' services after ICHH scandal
Opinion: Steps were taken to reduce homelessness during Covid - we shouldn't lose momentum
Wayne Stanley of Simon Communities is asking Government to consider a Bill to prevent more people from slipping into homelessness.
Charity helps record number of households to avoid homelessness
Focus Ireland has launched its annual report.