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Dublin: 6 °C Thursday 13 December, 2018

#rough sleepers

# rough-sleepers - Friday 20 April, 2018

Record decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin in past six months

The numbers of people sleeping rough on the city’s streets dropped by just over 40% in the past six months.

# rough-sleepers - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Extra beds for rough sleepers as temperatures dip to below freezing

People who see rough sleepers have been advised to contact homeless charities.

# rough-sleepers - Friday 2 March, 2018

14 people slept on Dublin streets during last night's blizzard

One person slept in a Garda station.

# rough-sleepers - Thursday 1 March, 2018

30 people slept on the streets of Dublin last night as temperatures fell to -5

Over 100 people were in a centre in Dublin.

# rough-sleepers - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Here's what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight

In Dublin last night there were over 200 reports about homeless people sleeping rough.

Dublin homeless executive received over 200 reports about rough sleepers overnight

The Taoiseach said only a small number of people refused the offer of accommodation.

# rough-sleepers - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'As temperatures drop, there's a fear for life' - Volunteer group operates day and night ahead of icy weather

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive has said that over 165 extra beds have been made available because of the weather warning.

# rough-sleepers - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

'Sunday night, I made a commitment that there'd be no homeless people on the streets of Cork'

Businesses across Cork opened their doors to rough sleepers ahead of the arrival of Storm Ophelia.

# rough-sleepers - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Homeless man found dead in tent in Bray

This is the third death of a rough sleeper in recent weeks.

# rough-sleepers - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'My father used to beat me and my mother up for fun': A night on the streets with Dublin's rough sleepers

We went out with an outreach team to see what a night is like on the streets of Dublin.

# rough-sleepers - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Number of homeless families and children reaches new record high

A rough sleeper count for Dublin found 138 adults sleeping on the street.

# rough-sleepers - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'Irish people are suckers for celebrity endorsements': Dublin council chief on Apollo House

Owen Keegan has criticised the occupation.

# rough-sleepers - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Fr Peter McVerry calls for immediate closure of Merchants Quay Night Cafe

The homelessness campaigner has hit out at the quality of beds on offer, and called some hostels “a disgrace”.

# rough-sleepers - Sunday 11 December, 2016

A homeless group is asking B&Bs to take in rough sleepers for Christmas

Cairdeas Homeless Action Group is offering to pay for homeless people to stay in B&Bs.

# rough-sleepers - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Number of rough sleepers on Dublin streets up 56% in last year

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive has confirmed there were 142 rough sleepers on the streets of the capital.

# rough-sleepers - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Number of adults and children in homeless families in Dublin trebles in two years

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney has been highlighting arrangements in place for people who are homeless in the city.

# rough-sleepers - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Dunnes Stores sent warning letter from Dublin City Council over gates outside Grafton Street store

A homeless action group previously used the area in front of the store to set up a food stall.

# rough-sleepers - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

At least 168 people were sleeping rough in Dublin last night

The number of rough sleepers in the capital has reached a record high.

# rough-sleepers - Monday 4 July, 2016

Up by 1000%: A lot more people are sleeping on the streets of Cork than 5 years ago

The number of rough sleepers has more than doubled in the past two years.

# rough-sleepers - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Woman (18) and baby found on street after failing to get emergency accommodation

Mary Lou McDonald said homelessness is “out of control”.

This 100-bed homeless hostel in Dublin is going to remain open

Brú Aimsir on Dublin’s Thomas Street was opened in October 2015 but was slated to be closed.

# rough-sleepers - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Census will go to extra lengths to leave nobody uncounted

Special provisions have been put in place to ensure rough sleepers and those in emergency accommodation are counted.

# rough-sleepers - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

More than 1,000 children under 8 will be homeless this Christmas

There are more than 1,600 children living in emergency accommodation.

# rough-sleepers - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Just yards from the lattés and those craft beer bars ... dozens upon dozens of needles

Every alleyway in the city is being used for injecting…

# rough-sleepers - Saturday 16 May, 2015

'Hugely worrying' upsurge in violence among Dublin rough-sleepers

A number of attacks on charity workers have made the headlines in recent weeks. A leading campaigner says it’s ‘very tense’.

# rough-sleepers - Friday 1 May, 2015

Homeless pregnant woman with young son 'left without emergency accommodation'

“They tried to tell me to get someone to watch my son. I have no family who would do that.”

# rough-sleepers - Thursday 30 April, 2015

# rough-sleepers - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Could this ‘Homeless Wrap’ be saving lives on the streets?

Emily Duffy, a student from Limerick, has been displaying the ‘Homeless Wrap’ idea this week as part of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

# rough-sleepers - Saturday 22 November, 2014

'The crisis is deepening': Record number of rough sleepers in Dublin

The latest count recorded 168 people sleeping rough.

# rough-sleepers - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

€10m budget boost to end 'scourge of homelessness'

But rent supplement levels have not been touched.

# rough-sleepers - Monday 29 September, 2014

What age, where, and how many: The data on homelessness in Ireland

How many people are sleeping rough in Wexford? Or how many are in emergency accommodation in Tipperary?

# rough-sleepers - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Homeless director says there are new cases of people sleeping rough in Dublin every night

Inner City Helping Homeless says a nightly run is now averaging 80 rough sleepers.

# rough-sleepers - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Rough sleeper numbers up as Dublin's inner city hits 'crisis point'

The council’s homeless executive admitted it’s spending more than it would like placing families in hotels because of the demand on services but said that’s better than leaving them on the streets.

# rough-sleepers - Friday 4 April, 2014

Number of homeless on streets of Dublin rises 25 per cent

A count by Inner City Helping Homeless found 98 sleeping rough.

# rough-sleepers - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Simon Community says 88 per cent rise in Dublin rough sleepers ‘frightening’

85 people were found to be bedding down in the street in the inner city area on one night earlier this month.