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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Saturday 18 May, 2019

'Government policy is failing': Thousands gather in Dublin to protest against housing crisis
# Raise The Roof
# Raise The Roof

'Government policy is failing': Thousands gather in Dublin to protest against housing crisis

May 18th 2019, 1:52 PM 30,506 Views 143 Comments

Figures show that more than 10,000 people are currently registered as homeless in Ireland.

# homelessness - Thursday 16 May, 2019

The amount spent on homeless services in Dublin almost trebled in four years
# 141 Million
# 141 Million

The amount spent on homeless services in Dublin almost trebled in four years

May 16th 2019, 7:15 AM 11,885 Views 33 Comments

Over €118 million was spent on homeless emergency accommodation last year.

# homelessness - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

'Our solutions are working': Minister responds to record homeless figures
# Record Numbers
# Record Numbers

'Our solutions are working': Minister responds to record homeless figures

May 1st 2019, 1:41 PM 14,101 Views 64 Comments

It is the third month-on-month increase in the number of people living in emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high

Apr 30th 2019, 5:22 PM 18,804 Views 80 Comments

A rough sleeper count also found 128 people sleeping on the streets in Dublin.

# homelessness - Saturday 27 April, 2019

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option

Apr 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,389 Views 107 Comments

That is according to correspondence obtained by TheJournal.ie under Freedom of Information.

# homelessness - Friday 5 April, 2019

'For all intents and purposes I didn't exist': Former rough sleeper says An Post fixed address service will be huge help
# Address Point
# Address Point

'For all intents and purposes I didn't exist': Former rough sleeper says An Post fixed address service will be huge help

Apr 5th 2019, 5:13 PM 9,210 Views 8 Comments

The free personal postal address service for people who are homeless was launched at the GPO today.

# homelessness - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless
# New South Street
# New South Street

Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless

Apr 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 29,023 Views 14 Comments

The Peter McVerry Trust has issued a tender for the construction of eight apartments on New South Street.

# homelessness - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:09 PM 5,915 Views 24 Comments

The party is bringing forward a private members motion on the matter in the Dáil tomorrow.

# homelessness - Monday 1 April, 2019

Some 21% of newly homeless families in Dublin last year were non-EU citizens
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Some 21% of newly homeless families in Dublin last year were non-EU citizens

Apr 1st 2019, 10:18 AM 24,412 Views 60 Comments

A Homeless Action Plan by Dublin City Council is due to be discussed by councillors later today.

# homelessness - Sunday 31 March, 2019

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless

Mar 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 20,334 Views 20 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a morning last week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland’s Sunday service.

# homelessness - Thursday 28 March, 2019

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

Updated Mar 28th 2019, 12:58 PM 29,511 Views 121 Comments

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'Deeply shocking': Housing Minister slammed as number of homeless people passes 10,000 for first time
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Deeply shocking': Housing Minister slammed as number of homeless people passes 10,000 for first time

Updated Mar 27th 2019, 10:15 PM 75,679 Views 132 Comments

That’s according to the emergency accommodation figures for February.

# homelessness - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness
# Eoghan Murphy
# Eoghan Murphy

Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness

Mar 23rd 2019, 3:24 PM 15,130 Views 76 Comments

The minister said there will always be people who present as homeless.

# homelessness - Friday 22 March, 2019

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford
# Fine Gael National Conference
# Fine Gael National Conference

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford

Mar 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 15,244 Views 43 Comments

‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.

# homelessness - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer

Mar 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,445 Views 27 Comments

Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.

# homelessness - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation

Mar 17th 2019, 10:00 PM 15,656 Views 26 Comments

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.

# homelessness - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'I didn't realise how heavy it weighed on me': Homeless family on getting keys to their council house
# Housing
# Housing

'I didn't realise how heavy it weighed on me': Homeless family on getting keys to their council house

Mar 16th 2019, 9:30 AM 46,508 Views 96 Comments

The couple lost their rental accommodation last year and found it impossible to find somewhere to live.

# homelessness - Thursday 14 March, 2019

An Post to offer homeless people addresses at post offices to avail of services
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

An Post to offer homeless people addresses at post offices to avail of services

Mar 14th 2019, 12:18 PM 26,721 Views 31 Comments

An Post is working with homeless charities and service providers to put the finishing touches to the service.

# homelessness - Monday 11 March, 2019

'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis
# Raise The Roof
# Raise The Roof

'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis

Mar 11th 2019, 6:10 AM 12,063 Views 26 Comments

Today’s demonstration comes after a major housing rally held in Dublin city over the weekend.

# homelessness - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre
# Clondalkin Towers
# Clondalkin Towers

'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre

Mar 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 15,927 Views 26 Comments

Nineteen refugees are among dozens of people searching for a new place to live.

# homelessness - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook'
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook'

Mar 7th 2019, 8:46 AM 20,015 Views 38 Comments

Merchants Quay Ireland has issued an urgent appeal for funding for its Sunday dinner service.

# homelessness - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns
# European Commission
# European Commission

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns

Feb 28th 2019, 8:57 AM 23,835 Views 57 Comments

The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland

Feb 27th 2019, 5:03 PM 13,009 Views 51 Comments

This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness
# Report Card
# Report Card

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness

Feb 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,229 Views 26 Comments

The government has also been criticised for not introducing national standards for emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Council Chief Executive criticised for saying good homeless services create demand
# Owen Keegan
# Owen Keegan

Council Chief Executive criticised for saying good homeless services create demand

Feb 17th 2019, 4:45 PM 16,517 Views 38 Comments

“Dublin is a major draw for people who are homeless,” Keegan said.

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic
# Suspension
# Suspension

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic

Feb 17th 2019, 4:00 PM 20,479 Views 76 Comments

Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.

# homelessness - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

15 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2018
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

15 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2018

Feb 13th 2019, 5:47 PM 23,759 Views 43 Comments

Dublin City Council is budgeting to spend €154.42m on homeless services this year.

# homelessness - Sunday 10 February, 2019

The average monthly rent in Ireland is over €1,300 - €300 higher than the 2008 peak
# Housing
# Housing

The average monthly rent in Ireland is over €1,300 - €300 higher than the 2008 peak

Feb 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 26,610 Views 79 Comments

Rents rose nationwide by an average of 9.8% in the 12 months to December 2018.

# homelessness - Friday 1 February, 2019

Cork Penny Dinners are opening overnight for the first time since the 1800s
# Cork Penny Dinners
# Cork Penny Dinners

Cork Penny Dinners are opening overnight for the first time since the 1800s

Feb 1st 2019, 4:02 PM 24,960 Views 22 Comments

The charity now feeds about 2,000 people per week.

'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol
# Dublin
# Dublin

'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol

Feb 1st 2019, 6:01 AM 8,926 Views 24 Comments

A new study looked at the deaths of over 200 homeless people in Dublin over five years.

# homelessness - Thursday 31 January, 2019

This is what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight
# Bad Weather
# Bad Weather

This is what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight

Jan 31st 2019, 7:30 PM 37,648 Views 18 Comments

There are a number of phone numbers available to contact if you see someone sleeping rough.

Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag'

Jan 31st 2019, 4:07 PM 19,955 Views 16 Comments

DRHE director Eileen Gleeson said earlier this week that there was no shortage of beds and no need for anyone to sleep rough.

# homelessness - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018

Jan 30th 2019, 6:22 PM 7,208 Views 10 Comments

9,753 people were recording living in emergency accommodation in December.

# homelessness - Friday 25 January, 2019

Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life'

Jan 25th 2019, 6:01 AM 11,636 Views 11 Comments

Latest figures show that there are over 3,800 children living in emergency accommodation in Ireland.

# homelessness - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year
# Temple Street
# Temple Street

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year

Updated Jan 22nd 2019, 3:07 PM 14,838 Views 41 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has accused Leo Varadkar of ‘normalising child homelessness’.

# homelessness - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction
# Mortgage To Rent
# Mortgage To Rent

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction

Jan 17th 2019, 2:15 PM 27,466 Views 39 Comments

The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.

# homelessness - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal'

Jan 15th 2019, 7:58 AM 16,734 Views 46 Comments

Mike Allen appeared on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

# homelessness - Friday 11 January, 2019

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin
# Fair Mortgage Bill
# Fair Mortgage Bill

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin

Jan 11th 2019, 6:15 AM 57,133 Views 74 Comments

Edmund Honohan urged the Fianna Fáil leader to support a piece of legislation he wrote that is currently before the Dáil.

# homelessness - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal'

Updated Jan 8th 2019, 10:33 AM 62,917 Views 175 Comments

Former chair of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan made his comments on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

# homelessness - Monday 31 December, 2018

'We don't discharge people to the streets': The hospital dilemma of how to discharge a homeless person
# Crises
# Crises

'We don't discharge people to the streets': The hospital dilemma of how to discharge a homeless person

Dec 31st 2018, 7:30 PM 16,423 Views 7 Comments

32 homeless patients were admitted to St James’s Hospital during each of the months of September, October and November.