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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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Domestic abuse accommodation to be increased under new state agency
The agency for supporting the provision of refuge accommodation for victims of sexual and gender based violence is expected to be formed by January.
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'It's terrible': Criticism of council decision to demolish historical Bull Island structure
The shelter, constructed in the 1930s, had been used by people taking drugs in recent times, the council said.
Dublin City Council said it demolished the lifeguard shelter due to anti-social behaviour, writes Garreth MacNamee.
Politicians have said it should have been protected rather than demolished.
The site was not on Dublin City Council's protected structure list.
New domestic abuse refuge in Galway will allow mothers to bring their teenage sons with them
Cope Galway said one women last year had to choose between staying in an abusive household with her sons or living in the refuge without them.
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.
Mini buses bring homeless people to extra 200 emergency beds in Dublin
Similar arrangements are being made by local authorities in Limerick, Cork, Galway, Meath, Kildare, Louth and Wicklow.
'No evidence of terror': Police rule out terrorism after one dead in Marseille crash
A convicted criminal with psychiatric problems drove a van into people waiting at two bus stops in Marseille, France today.
Death toll after fire at Guatemalan children's shelter rises to 40
The blaze was believed to have been set by girls protesting dire conditions they were subjected to at the shelter.
Tributes paid to 31-year-old homeless woman found dead in derelict building in Limerick city
Louise “BuBu” Casey, was discovered under the staircase of a derelict building this morning.
Ikea has designed an amazing new shelter for refugees
It can last up to three years, while current UN tents only last about six months due to harsh weather conditions.
Astronauts had to hide from space junk that threatened to hit the ISS
It was a bit of an emergency situation.
Horse rescue shelter appeals for missing ponies Bam Bam and Tyson to be returned
The two ponies were lent out to a foster home, but have since gone missing.
Lord Mayor to shelter objectors: "Is there no room at the inn?"
Some local businesses have objected to the setting up of a new hostel for the homeless in Dublin’s Georgian Quarter.
Twenty more emergency beds will be available from tonight
It brings the number of new emergency beds to 70. The government has promised 260 before Christmas.
Typhoon Hagupit knocks out power as hundreds of thousands flee their homes
The typhoon is not believed to have caused the same damage as last year’s storm.
Domestic violence: Over 2,000 children taken to emergency refuges last year
Services across Ireland answered 46,137 helpline calls in 2013 — or 126 calls each day.
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.
Japan braced for potentially deadly Typhoon Neoguri
There are warnings of landslides and massive damage from the huge storm.
This blood-stained mattress was offered to a family in a Dublin homeless shelter - Councillor
Councillor Chris Curran says the recently homeless woman was made ‘visibly upset’ at the shelter.
Animal shelter takes in enormous 2.5 stone cat
The cat’s name is Meatball, appropriately.
Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy
Latest figures estimate 4.3 million people lost their homes, double the number of those made homeless by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.
Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort
200 tarpaulins, 85 family tents, 10,000 blankets and other basic food and hygiene necessities are also being sent.
PHOTOS: Chilean torture centre converted into homeless shelter
The shelter has been named after songwriter and director Victor Jara who was tortured and killed at the facility in 1973.
PICS: Family jumps in sea to shelter from raging wildfires
The Holmes family had to shelter under a jetty to escape from the sweltering heat and flames, as wildfires raged around them.
Ireland to provide €3 million in vital aid to Somalia
Eamon Gilmore announced the funding during a trip to the capital Mogadishu today.
Cardiff retailers want homeless off the streets during Olympics
Cardiff Retail Partnership is calling on police to remove homeless people from the streets due to the increased numbers of tourists over the coming weeks.
How to: Survive when you're lost in the (Irish) wilderness
Headed away this weekend? These essential skills will help you in case it all goes wrong…
TD calls for NAMA to release housing to domestic abuse victims
Mary Mitchell O’Connor said that NAMA has a social objective that goes beyond its commercial remit.
Homeless charity warns of 'tsunami' of demand
Launching its 2010 annual report today, the Dublin Simon Community says it is experiencing a surge in requests for emergency accommodation and sleeping bags.
"Don't wait. Don't delay" - Obama urges those in Irene's path to move quickly
Over two million people are affected by evacuation orders as Hurricane Irene heads for land off the eastern sea board of the United States.
29,000 children 'killed by Somalia famine'
The crisis in Somalia is worsening, with three new regions declared famine zones.