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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Jan 28th 2020, 8:21 PM 34,388 Views 57 Comments

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

# homelessness - Friday 17 January, 2020

Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do'
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do'

Jan 17th 2020, 4:58 PM 21,088 Views 98 Comments

The minister was out campaigning today.

South Dublin County Council sued by homeless couple for failing to decide housing support application
# High Court
# High Court

South Dublin County Council sued by homeless couple for failing to decide housing support application

Jan 17th 2020, 4:07 PM 18,693 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard that the council had failed in its duty towards the couple.

Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue

Jan 17th 2020, 6:45 AM 12,408 Views 37 Comments

There are votes out there for politicians with ambitious and credible plans on housing, writes Focus Ireland’s Mike Allen

# homelessness - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Homeless woman dies in Dublin city hostel
# RIP
# RIP

Homeless woman dies in Dublin city hostel

Jan 16th 2020, 9:42 PM 106,010 Views 81 Comments

The death occurred yesterday in the Phoenix Lodge hostel.

Witness appeal after homeless man seriously injured as tent removed during clean-up
# Wilton Terrace
# Wilton Terrace

Witness appeal after homeless man seriously injured as tent removed during clean-up

Jan 16th 2020, 12:31 PM 17,415 Views 27 Comments

The incident happened on Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 on Tuesday afternoon.

# homelessness - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident

Jan 15th 2020, 4:34 PM 38,464 Views 70 Comments

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal'

Jan 15th 2020, 4:09 PM 54,806 Views 79 Comments

The man was sleeping in his tent when it was being removed in an attempt to tidy the canal walk way.

Homeless man in serious condition after tent removed during clean-up in Dublin
# Wilton Terrace
# Wilton Terrace

Homeless man in serious condition after tent removed during clean-up in Dublin

Updated Jan 15th 2020, 12:05 PM 108,676 Views 152 Comments

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

# homelessness - Friday 3 January, 2020

Over 10,400 now in emergency accommodation, new figures show
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Over 10,400 now in emergency accommodation, new figures show

Jan 3rd 2020, 3:37 PM 9,460 Views 64 Comments

The latest report showed that a total of 1,685 families are also in emergency accomodation.

# homelessness - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

Dec 29th 2019, 7:30 AM 25,642 Views 142 Comments

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

# homelessness - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

500 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas dinner at the RDS today
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

500 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas dinner at the RDS today

Dec 25th 2019, 9:00 AM 12,874 Views 41 Comments

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

# homelessness - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Here are some practical ways you can help homeless people this Christmas and New Year
# Give A Helping Hand
# Give A Helping Hand

Here are some practical ways you can help homeless people this Christmas and New Year

Dec 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 20,193 Views 16 Comments

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

# homelessness - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Peter McVerry Trust plans 100 housing units in 2020 after meeting targets a year ahead of schedule
# Housing First
# Housing First

Peter McVerry Trust plans 100 housing units in 2020 after meeting targets a year ahead of schedule

Dec 19th 2019, 6:20 AM 11,857 Views 21 Comments

The charity said that while this “isn’t about targets, it’s about delivering more homes”, it was delighted to be ahead of schedule.

# homelessness - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'
# General Election
# General Election

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'

Dec 18th 2019, 11:27 PM 21,969 Views 55 Comments

The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.

# homelessness - Friday 13 December, 2019

Roads reopen and delays expected as housing protest finishes in the centre of Dublin
# Protests
# Protests

Roads reopen and delays expected as housing protest finishes in the centre of Dublin

Updated Dec 13th 2019, 6:23 PM 48,061 Views 25 Comments

Last Friday, protesters also blocked off Aungier Street in a housing protest.

# homelessness - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Coats on Ha'penny Bridge could save someone's life, says organiser
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Coats on Ha'penny Bridge could save someone's life, says organiser

Dec 10th 2019, 8:09 AM 18,009 Views 27 Comments

On Saturday, Dublin City Council said that the coats would be removed for health and safety reasons.

Charity appeals to members of the public to stop donating soiled and dirty clothes
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Charity appeals to members of the public to stop donating soiled and dirty clothes

Dec 10th 2019, 6:10 AM 23,538 Views 19 Comments

The Cork-based charity described some of the donations it received as ‘disgraceful’

# homelessness - Monday 9 December, 2019

Coats left on Ha'penny Bridge for homeless removed by DCC for 'health and safety' reasons
# Removed
# Removed

Coats left on Ha'penny Bridge for homeless removed by DCC for 'health and safety' reasons

Dec 9th 2019, 7:56 AM 31,440 Views 47 Comments

The council said that the coats would be “redistributed” through its homeless services.

Dublin's winter plan for rough sleepers 'doesn't go far enough', says CEO of city's oldest charity
# Mendicity Institution
# Mendicity Institution

Dublin's winter plan for rough sleepers 'doesn't go far enough', says CEO of city's oldest charity

Dec 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,889 Views 3 Comments

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive activated its Cold Weather Strategy last month.

# homelessness - Sunday 8 December, 2019

'I am worried about the cold - it kills me': A night on duty with a Dublin homeless charity
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'I am worried about the cold - it kills me': A night on duty with a Dublin homeless charity

Dec 8th 2019, 10:00 PM 35,323 Views 51 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent an evening with an outreach team helping homeless people in the city centre.

# homelessness - Friday 6 December, 2019

Justice Minister orders urgent report into 'disturbing case' of homeless man in Mountjoy
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Justice Minister orders urgent report into 'disturbing case' of homeless man in Mountjoy

Dec 6th 2019, 9:06 AM 21,001 Views 1 Comment

The man has been on remand in prison for over a year.

# 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 57,047 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 15,674 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 3,968 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 20,560 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 11,336 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 21,282 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 9,096 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 57,300 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 52,734 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 7,789 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 18,648 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 77,524 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 9,824 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 17,888 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 13,888 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 33,043 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 14,812 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 19,054 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.