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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# no shelter

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In his own words: Jonathan Corrie on homelessness - and hoping for a chance
AUDIO: The man who tragically died virtually on the doorstep of Leinster House in an interview only a few months ago.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Lives changing: Adjusting to a new home after homelessness
The final step out of homelessness isn’t easy.
In from the cold: international ideas for dealing with homelessness
Utah has a very simple idea – give homeless people homes.
'Trapped' in emergency accommodation: the downside of homeless hostels
People often become institutionalised in emergency accommodation and find it hard to transition to independent living.
After one year nearly half of homeless people in Cork are still in emergency accommodation
Cork Simon’s Community examined a group of 70 people at their shelter to see where they had progressed in 12 months.
Column: 'You wake and realise, yes, I’m here, this is real. This is another day to be endured.'
An open and honest account of what daily life is like for a person experiencing homelessness.
So just what is the government doing about homelessness?
The coalition has committed to ending long term homelessness by 2016. But we’ve been here before…
Children living in emergency accommodation: growing up in fear and isolation
“I miss my old friends. I don’t like where I am. It’s scary. It’s not fun and I can’t play outside. I want to go home.”
These are the words you used to describe homelessness
We asked readers earlier in the week and here’s the result.
"Prove you are homeless": What rights and access to services do homeless people have?
Can you vote? How do you get medical treatment? The user’s guide.
What causes people to become homeless in Ireland?
How well do we understand the reasons?
'How many people are going to die on the streets this winter?'
The Capuchin Day Centre’s Brother Kevin Crowley sees the reality of the homeless crisis every day and he thinks it’s getting worse.
Homeless dilemmas: Where do women go after prison?
Read Annette’s story.
Choosing homelessness: This man sleeps rough for his faith
Francis John Ross Bush lives in ‘holy poverty’ but says his personal circumstances, like those of many homeless people, pushed him into the path he is now on.
'I didn’t notice the recession in the '80s at all but this recession has been absolutely cruel'
We ask: Is homelessness really the worst it has ever been?
Retired, isolated and lonely: Volunteering with homeless can be 'life-giving'
Volunteering is a two-way street for wet hostel worker Brian Molloy.
Homeless and pregnant? 'That changed everything. I stopped drinking. I started to sort myself out.'
What happens when a homeless woman discovers she is pregnant? Read Orla’s story here.
'Failed time and time again': 46% of homeless women were sexually abused as kids
Research launched today by Simon found 92% of these women experienced high levels of violences at some stage in their lives.
Open thread: What words do you associate with homelessness?
How do you think about people who have no permanent home? We want to hear.
Homeless love: 'We look after each other but I'm far from happy on the streets'
Read Thomas and Helen’s story here.
Opinion: Coming out of addiction and homelessness is a major life event
If we want to address complex social issues like addiction and homelessness, we need the activity of frontline services to match the vision of high level policy.
Homeless shelter crisis: "It's not nice saying 'there are no beds'"
We visit Cork Simon’s emergency shelter to find out about life inside there.
Homeless lives: 'I took heroin for the first time on Christmas Day'
Read Jonathon’s story here.
No Shelter: Our homelessness crisis is at boiling point - we want Ireland to talk about it has travelled the country to speak to people on the frontline of homelessness – and those people and organisations trying to find a solution.
Higgins: Being homeless is a 'profound violation of human rights'
The president said he hoped that the ongoing housing debate would lead to more people thinking about the implications of homelessness.
Why is President Higgins speaking out so often on the issue of homelessness?
President Higgins has made public statements on the issue at several events in recent weeks…