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# Homelessness

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'I was vulnerable': Man who alleges he was assaulted by Anthony Flynn speaks out
An internal report for ICHH detailed four serious allegations made against the charity’s founder, Anthony Flynn.
Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.
Eight babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year
Depaul Ireland launched its 2020 annual report today.
Affordable and social homes, tackling vacant sites: Key points from the major new housing plan
The new housing plan launched today allocates €4 billion annual investment in housing.
A new housing plan launched today allocates €4 billion annual investment in housing.
It sets out how the government intends to shape Ireland's housing landscape over the next ten years.
The plan says it aims to "eradicate" homelessness by 2030.
Government's housing plan aims to deliver 300,000 new homes by 2030
Opinion: I've returned to Ireland, I'm an entrepeneur on a good living - I can't afford a home
Concern as number of homeless people rises for second consecutive month
Charities say many indicators are pointing to further increases in homelessness later this year.
Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents
He said the policy of removing tents is “not very popular, but we do it because we don’t believe it’s appropriate”.
Dublin homeless charity suspends employee as inquiry launched over 'serious matters'
The Charities Regulator has been contact in relation to the matter.
Just 63 rental properties within standard HAP rate available in June across Ireland
According to a new report, there were no properties available within standard HAP limits for a single person in June.
Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month
Homeless campaigners have called for plans that address the particular challenges facing lone parents.
Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.
Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears
The report said the Housing First initiative should be “significantly expanded”.
'The sooner it's boarded up the better': Official wanted door to be blocked to stop homeless person 'moving in'
The doorway was covered with wooden hoardings in late May, prompting an outcry on social media.
An official wrote the email before the doorway at the Rathmines college was covered with wooden hoardings in late May, Cónal Thomas reports.
The boarding up of the location prompted an outcry on social media because the location had been frequented by a man who slept rough.
Official statements at the time suggested that the doorway was boarded up to facilitate Leaving Certificate exams in June.
Homelessness figures dip but charity warns of lengthy spells in emergency accommodation
May stats show that there are 5,843 adults in emergency accommodation.
97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression
Six in 10 people are struggling with suicide ideation and half are struggling with self-harm, according to a new survey.
Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April
There were 5,806 individuals in emergency accommodation in Dublin last month.
Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless
A new report from Dublin County Council found that there is a higher mortality rate among single homeless people.
Hoardings were put up where homeless man was known to sleep to 'prepare building for Leaving Cert'
The man has since been contacted by homeless services.
Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing
Eoin Ó Broin says these people should be included in the government’s homelessness figures.
38 deaths in homeless services in first three months of this year
North Inner City Councillor Anthony Flynn said the report on the 79 deaths in Dublin last year needs to be published urgently.
Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home
The housing expert says the investor takeover of homes is no accident – it’s Government policy.
Over 130 people located by council's rough sleeper app four months since launch
The Mendicity Institute believes the app cuts rough sleepers out of the conversation
Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made
The Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday and Thursday before signing off on plans for the easing of restrictions in May.
'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'
More needs to be done to help veterans who previously served in the Defence Forces, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel has said.
Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers
Dublin’s rough sleepers have been relying on the two public toilets locations in the city centre.
Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list
Last year the State delivered just over 5,000 new build social homes.
Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say
The latest figures show that there were 8,313 men, women and children in emergency accommodation in January.
'A systems accelerant': Pandemic prompted more single rooms in homeless accommodation
Cooperation lead to very few deaths of homeless people in the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Opinion: Opposition for opposition sake to Affordable Housing Plan short-changes young people and families
Fianna Fáil’s Mary Fitzpatrick responds to opposition criticism of the government’s Affordable Housing Plan.
Homeless figures dip but charity warns of 'alarming rise' in homeless single people
Housing minister Darragh O’Brien said homelessness remains “unacceptably high”.
'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits
Homeless numbers are down but Simon Communities says the full impact of the pandemic will only be seen when restrictions are lifted permanently.
Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required
The Sinn Féin TD says we have to set aside our obsession with the charitable model and instead fund preventative services and new homes.
Deaths of two people sleeping rough in tents in Phoenix Park over Christmas confirmed
According to figures from the DRHE, there were at least 50 deaths among people who accessed homeless services in Dublin across last year.
Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister
Housing and tourism departments are in discussions about platform regulations.
Practical ways to help people who are homeless this Christmas
It can be as simple as saying hello to someone when you see them on the streets.
Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis
In Dublin, house prices have decreased by 1.5%, while apartment prices increased by 1%.
Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year
Lefroy House is based on Eden Quay in Dublin City Centre and is run by the Salvation Army.
Opinion: How the pandemic acted as a catalyst for change in delivering vital homelessness services
Tony Duffin, CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project describes how a shift in policy around Covid-19 brought about the changes to drug treatment that had been sought for years.
RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year
Those in need can attend the mobile kitchen between 10am and 1pm on Christmas Day.
Homeless charities express 'concern and upset' after bodies of two men found in Dublin
Gardaí are investigating the deaths, and they are not being treated as suspicious.
'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'
Over 11,600 people who are homeless or in addiction were helped by Merchants Quay Ireland in 2019.