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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

‘It’s a bit like Ready Steady Cook’: How FoodCloud and charities are fighting food poverty in the west of Ireland
# Food For Thought
# Food For Thought

‘It’s a bit like Ready Steady Cook’: How FoodCloud and charities are fighting food poverty in the west of Ireland

Dec 25th 2018, 12:45 PM 9,708 Views 6 Comments

As charities see demand increase this Christmas, the team behind FoodCloud is making things a little easier.

'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO
# Homeless In Dublin
# Homeless In Dublin

'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO

Dec 25th 2018, 11:00 AM 23,764 Views 31 Comments

O’Connell Street is a hive of activity each Friday evening as groups provide services for those in need.

Over 450 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas Day dinner at the RDS today
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Over 450 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas Day dinner at the RDS today

Dec 25th 2018, 10:00 AM 13,184 Views 15 Comments

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

# homelessness - Saturday 22 December, 2018

'It can be damaging': People warned to avoid bogus charity collectors over Christmas
# Collectors
# Collectors

'It can be damaging': People warned to avoid bogus charity collectors over Christmas

Dec 22nd 2018, 7:03 AM 11,550 Views 12 Comments

ICHH said that people posing as their volunteers had been reported collecting.

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dec 22nd 2018, 12:05 AM 89,756 Views 90 Comments

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

# homelessness - Friday 21 December, 2018

'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000
# Homeless
# Homeless

'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000

Dec 21st 2018, 12:58 PM 23,251 Views 116 Comments

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said that Murphy should “do the decent thing and resign” in light of the new figures.

Peter McVerry Trust increases number of homeless beds to just under 1,000
# Homeless
# Homeless

Peter McVerry Trust increases number of homeless beds to just under 1,000

Dec 21st 2018, 6:10 AM 6,326 Views 12 Comments

The beds form part of the 333 that were promised in the government’s winter strategy.

# homelessness - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas
# November Figures
# November Figures

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas

Dec 20th 2018, 6:38 PM 8,535 Views 29 Comments

Eoghan Murphy: “It is very disappointing to see more children in emergency accommodation as we go into Christmas week.”

# homelessness - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

'It's my home. I can say it however many times I like': Teenager homeless for over two years housed before Christmas
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'It's my home. I can say it however many times I like': Teenager homeless for over two years housed before Christmas

Dec 19th 2018, 9:47 AM 30,362 Views 52 Comments

Amanda had previously spoken about the difficulties of living in homeless emergency accommdoation.

# homelessness - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

16-year-old living in a family hub: 'It kind of does kill your Christmas spirit'
# Homeless At Christmas
# Homeless At Christmas

16-year-old living in a family hub: 'It kind of does kill your Christmas spirit'

Dec 18th 2018, 9:19 AM 12,964 Views 23 Comments

RTÉ News interviewed 16-year-old Lauren Hogan, who became homeless in the summer of 2017.

# homelessness - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Twelve PRACTICAL ways to help the homeless this Christmas and New Year
# Give A Helping Hand
# Give A Helping Hand

Twelve PRACTICAL ways to help the homeless this Christmas and New Year

Dec 15th 2018, 8:45 AM 27,563 Views 28 Comments

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

# homelessness - Friday 14 December, 2018

"We live in a time where a song's lyrics upsets us more than our own people living on the streets"
# Baby It's Cold Outside
From The Daily Edge
# Baby It's Cold Outside

"We live in a time where a song's lyrics upsets us more than our own people living on the streets"

Dec 14th 2018, 5:35 PM 3,652 Views 3 Comments

A Cork man has made an eye opening video about homelessness.

Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation?
# Debate
# Debate

Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation?

Dec 14th 2018, 4:21 PM 8,966 Views 33 Comments

The debate around how many people are homeless in Ireland resurfaced again this week.

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house

Dec 14th 2018, 12:08 PM 31,612 Views 66 Comments

A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.

# homelessness - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character
# Meet Lily
# Meet Lily

Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character

Dec 13th 2018, 6:01 PM 17,185 Views 52 Comments

Lily will help teach viewers about homelessness, a growing problem in many countries.

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families

Dec 13th 2018, 4:55 PM 21,953 Views 36 Comments

A new report looks into the experiences of new families with young parents.

# homelessness - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year

Dec 11th 2018, 9:15 AM 7,819 Views 21 Comments

Figures for the first six months of 2018 suggest record numbers of people using its services.

# homelessness - Thursday 6 December, 2018

This Luas is being filled with essential gifts for people in emergency accommodation
# Help At Christmas
# Help At Christmas

This Luas is being filled with essential gifts for people in emergency accommodation

Dec 6th 2018, 4:49 PM 13,400 Views 17 Comments

A Dublin homeless charity has joined forces with Luas again to help people in need this Christmas.

# homelessness - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'I can't describe the feeling... Just to know that I can now live a proper life with my kids'
# Homeless To Home
# Homeless To Home

'I can't describe the feeling... Just to know that I can now live a proper life with my kids'

Dec 4th 2018, 4:22 PM 34,869 Views 40 Comments

Peter McVerry Trust opened 13 new apartments for families and children affected by homelessness in Dublin’s city centre.

'No one's changing the narrative here': Minister responds to criticism from Fr Peter McVerry
# Pmv Trust
# Pmv Trust

'No one's changing the narrative here': Minister responds to criticism from Fr Peter McVerry

Updated Dec 4th 2018, 1:47 PM 42,561 Views 85 Comments

The housing and homeless charity is launching its 2017 annual report today.

# homelessness - Monday 3 December, 2018

Increase in number of rough sleepers in Dublin, latest official count shows
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Increase in number of rough sleepers in Dublin, latest official count shows

Dec 3rd 2018, 6:52 PM 8,643 Views 27 Comments

The Rough Sleeper Count is carried out every spring and winter.

# homelessness - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Lawyers pen short stories to raise money for Ireland's homeless
# Legal Eagles
# Legal Eagles

Lawyers pen short stories to raise money for Ireland's homeless

Dec 2nd 2018, 6:00 PM 14,433 Views 19 Comments

They were gathered by writer Danielle McLaughlin, a former solicitor.

'I don't want to spend Christmas in a hotel': Family facing homelessness over inability to find new home
# Nowhere To Go
# Nowhere To Go

'I don't want to spend Christmas in a hotel': Family facing homelessness over inability to find new home

Dec 2nd 2018, 1:54 PM 24,426 Views 157 Comments

‘Elaine’ told RTÉ that she has refused to leave her home despite being ordered to by 7 September.

# homelessness - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Thousands march through Dublin city centre to protest housing crisis
# Demonstration
# Demonstration

Thousands march through Dublin city centre to protest housing crisis

Dec 1st 2018, 3:28 PM 27,837 Views 171 Comments

Today’s protest coincides with the anniversary of Jonathan Corrie’s death near the Dáil four years ago.

'We want to send a clear message': Thousands expected to take part in Dublin housing protest today
# Protest
# Protest

'We want to send a clear message': Thousands expected to take part in Dublin housing protest today

Dec 1st 2018, 7:30 AM 13,065 Views 31 Comments

Today’s protest coincides with the anniversary of Jonathan Corrie who died near the Dáil four years ago.

# homelessness - Friday 30 November, 2018

Government offer €16.4m contract to provide houses and services to 575 long-term homeless people
# Housing First
# Housing First

Government offer €16.4m contract to provide houses and services to 575 long-term homeless people

Nov 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 13,792 Views 38 Comments

Another €3 million funding from the DRHE will go towards an outreach service for rough sleepers in the capital.

# homelessness - Thursday 29 November, 2018

The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month

Nov 29th 2018, 1:00 PM 11,996 Views 49 Comments

There are now collectively 9,724 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

# homelessness - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Homeless figures to show fall in children in emergency accommodation, but rise in individuals presenting
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures to show fall in children in emergency accommodation, but rise in individuals presenting

Nov 28th 2018, 5:47 PM 7,048 Views 46 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil the figures will show a reduction in the number of families presenting as homeless in Dublin.

# homelessness - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month

Nov 17th 2018, 7:15 AM 10,910 Views 27 Comments

Since the summer, the country has seen a rise in housing activists taking action to raise awareness over housing issues.

# homelessness - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit
# Crisis
# Crisis

Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit

Nov 13th 2018, 10:15 AM 11,019 Views 38 Comments

The amount of money the State pays in Hap will also increase if Brexit results in further rent hikes in the capital.

# homelessness - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny uses PFAI awards speech to highlight homelessness
# Homelessness
From The42
# Homelessness

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny uses PFAI awards speech to highlight homelessness

Nov 11th 2018, 4:06 PM 3,645 Views 2 Comments

The Lilywhites manager spoke passionately about homelessness in Ireland after being named Premier Division Manager of the Year.

# homelessness - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing
# Sandyford
# Sandyford

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing

Nov 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 57,118 Views 67 Comments

This week a petition with 3,500 signatures calling for a halt to the sale of the site was handed into the Department of Finance.

# homelessness - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told

Updated Nov 8th 2018, 1:40 PM 13,931 Views 40 Comments

A Trinity professor said the recategorisation of homeless figures has “undermined confidence in the data”.

# homelessness - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'Rough sleeper' found dead on Dublin City Centre street
# Cook Street
# Cook Street

'Rough sleeper' found dead on Dublin City Centre street

Nov 6th 2018, 5:03 PM 56,117 Views 60 Comments

He was found on Cook Street at 8am this morning.

# homelessness - Thursday 25 October, 2018

The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it
# Housing First
# Housing First

The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it

Oct 25th 2018, 6:01 AM 28,011 Views 45 Comments

Finland provides a positive example of what can be done to end long-term homelessness.

# homelessness - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

The number of homeless children in Ireland has risen by 136 in the space of a month
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

The number of homeless children in Ireland has risen by 136 in the space of a month

Oct 24th 2018, 6:07 PM 7,536 Views 15 Comments

There are now collectively 9,698 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

# homelessness - Monday 22 October, 2018

Three arrested after housing activists occupy Cork City Hall
# Housing Action Group
# Housing Action Group

Three arrested after housing activists occupy Cork City Hall

Oct 22nd 2018, 5:50 PM 16,318 Views 44 Comments

The protesters called for the homelessness crisis to be declared a national emergency.

# homelessness - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Dublin City Council plotting €200 million funding for 'below market rent' apartment blocks
# Ballymun
# Ballymun

Dublin City Council plotting €200 million funding for 'below market rent' apartment blocks

Oct 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 26,482 Views 39 Comments

The proposed initial site for the Cost Rental Residential Project would be in Ballymun.

# homelessness - Friday 19 October, 2018

370% increase in demand for homeless organisation's services since 2010
# Novas
# Novas

370% increase in demand for homeless organisation's services since 2010

Oct 19th 2018, 9:11 AM 7,278 Views 18 Comments

Novas supported 4,572 people in 2017, an increase of 29% from the previous year.

# homelessness - Monday 15 October, 2018

Rough sleeping banned in Hungary as new homelessness law comes into force
# Banned
# Banned

Rough sleeping banned in Hungary as new homelessness law comes into force

Oct 15th 2018, 1:56 PM 47,719 Views 81 Comments

A constitutional amendment approved by the parliament in June banned “habitual residence in a public space”.