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#Emergency Accommodation

# emergency-accommodation - Last month November 2022

Councils refusing homeless accommodation to Travellers using criteria 'with no basis in law'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Councils refusing homeless accommodation to Travellers using criteria 'with no basis in law'

Nov 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 39,813 Views 0 Comments
  • Housing Minister told councils in 2020 that 'local connection' rule must not be a barrier to an emergency bed
  • Investigation by Noteworthy and The Journal finds this is one of the many legal barriers for Travellers when it comes to housing
  • Expert: "This is... a test which has no existence in the law whatsoever"

# emergency-accommodation - This year 2022

Homelessness: Record high of 10,975 people in emergency accommodation last month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Homelessness: Record high of 10,975 people in emergency accommodation last month

Oct 28th 2022, 2:27 PM 28,593 Views 48 Comments

In total, there were 7,633 adults accessing emergency accommodation in the last week of September.

Direct Provision firm records profits of €4.52m as revenues climb to €14.9m
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Direct Provision firm records profits of €4.52m as revenues climb to €14.9m

Oct 11th 2022, 4:10 PM 19,489 Views 13 Comments

The company operates five different properties in Co Donegal, Co Sligo, Co Mayo, Co Offaly and Co Clare

National Indoor Athletics Training Centre to be used for emergency refugee accommodation
# Assistance
From The42
# Assistance

National Indoor Athletics Training Centre to be used for emergency refugee accommodation

Sep 2nd 2022, 5:13 PM 27,415 Views 28 Comments

The facility will be available for a period of up to six weeks.

Homelessness: Record high 10,568 people in emergency accommodation last month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Homelessness: Record high 10,568 people in emergency accommodation last month

Updated Aug 26th 2022, 8:09 PM 33,148 Views 77 Comments

In total, there were 7,431 adults accessing emergency accommodation in the last week of July.

Hotel beds for Ukrainian refugees set to revert to tourist use ahead of summer season
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

Hotel beds for Ukrainian refugees set to revert to tourist use ahead of summer season

Apr 13th 2022, 7:05 PM 33,140 Views 12 Comments

Efforts are being made to renew short-term contracts with hotels

Slight drop in number of people attending emergency accommodation in December
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

Slight drop in number of people attending emergency accommodation in December

Jan 28th 2022, 5:27 PM 6,421 Views 4 Comments

Despite the drop in figures, homelessness organisations have raised concerns that they may begin to rise again.

Public Accounts Committee 'not satisfied' with reliance on hotels for direct provision
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Public Accounts Committee 'not satisfied' with reliance on hotels for direct provision

Jan 27th 2022, 3:36 PM 6,817 Views 0 Comments

The PAC has made a number of recommendations on the system.

Over 9,000 in emergency accommodation in November, as figures rise for the sixth month running
# Homelessness Report
# Homelessness Report

Over 9,000 in emergency accommodation in November, as figures rise for the sixth month running

Jan 7th 2022, 3:56 PM 7,691 Views 17 Comments

Homelessness is highest in Dublin, with 4,568 adults in emergency accommodation being reported.

# emergency-accommodation - Last year 2021

'Children are afraid Santa won't find them': Homeless families face 'traumatic' Christmas
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

'Children are afraid Santa won't find them': Homeless families face 'traumatic' Christmas

Dec 25th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,331 Views 12 Comments

Over 2,500 children in Ireland are currently homeless.

Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears

Jul 12th 2021, 1:53 PM 9,497 Views 10 Comments

The report said the Housing First initiative should be “significantly expanded”.

Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless

Jun 2nd 2021, 2:14 PM 7,626 Views 7 Comments

A new report from Dublin County Council found that there is a higher mortality rate among single homeless people.

Homeless figures dip but charity warns of 'alarming rise' in homeless single people
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

Homeless figures dip but charity warns of 'alarming rise' in homeless single people

Jan 29th 2021, 3:47 PM 7,942 Views 14 Comments

Housing minister Darragh O’Brien said homelessness remains “unacceptably high”.

# emergency-accommodation - All time

Slight drop in November's homeless figures, as non-profits call for extension to eviction ban
# Homelessness Crisis
# Homelessness Crisis

Slight drop in November's homeless figures, as non-profits call for extension to eviction ban

Dec 23rd 2020, 3:55 PM 5,930 Views 5 Comments

The total number of people presenting at emergency accommodation was 8,484 in November.

Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year
# Lefroy House
# Lefroy House

Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year

Dec 3rd 2020, 9:35 AM 21,530 Views 18 Comments

Lefroy House is based on Eden Quay in Dublin City Centre and is run by the Salvation Army.

‘Barrage of noise, stress and drama’: Life in emergency accommodation
# This Hostel Life
# This Hostel Life

‘Barrage of noise, stress and drama’: Life in emergency accommodation

Nov 1st 2020, 9:00 PM 30,895 Views 9 Comments

Rosemary Fearsaor-Hughes, a rough sleeper with a disability on staying in a hostel for the homeless.

24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:00 AM 28,032 Views 11 Comments

The former Regency Hotel – now The Bonnington Hotel – has been used since at least 2014 for housing homeless families.

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation

Sep 7th 2020, 12:04 AM 14,937 Views 3 Comments

Newly released data on complaints details the issues facing people in emergency living situations.

Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation

May 11th 2020, 8:34 PM 11,876 Views 21 Comments

The number of families in emergency accommodation is now at its lowest point since May 2017.

The number of people who are homeless has risen to over 10,000 again
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

The number of people who are homeless has risen to over 10,000 again

Feb 27th 2020, 6:13 PM 15,871 Views 51 Comments

6,697 adults and 3,574 children were in emergency accommodation in January.

19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019

Feb 21st 2020, 5:05 PM 31,851 Views 36 Comments

One hotel received payments between €4 million and €5 million.

Families should no longer be provided with one-night emergency accommodation, committee will recommend
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Families should no longer be provided with one-night emergency accommodation, committee will recommend

Nov 14th 2019, 6:15 AM 9,831 Views 4 Comments

Experts will instead suggest that stable placements in suitable temporary accommodation for families be provided.

State paying hotels and guesthouses €462,000 per week to accommodate asylum seekers
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

State paying hotels and guesthouses €462,000 per week to accommodate asylum seekers

Oct 16th 2019, 9:45 PM 23,434 Views 37 Comments

€18 million was spent on emergency accommodation for asylum seekers in the first nine months of 2019.

'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation
# Oughterard
# Oughterard

'I don't want to see these people on our streets': Charlie Flanagan admits 'crisis' in asylum seeker accommodation

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:49 PM 28,197 Views 91 Comments

The Justice Minister says over 1,300 asylum seekers are currently in emergency accommodation.

Emergency accommodation for asylum seekers costs three times more than Direct Provision centres
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Emergency accommodation for asylum seekers costs three times more than Direct Provision centres

Aug 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,629 Views 71 Comments

Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.

Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation

Aug 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 24,470 Views 36 Comments

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

Asylum seekers forced to wash clothes in sinks at Dublin hotel
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Asylum seekers forced to wash clothes in sinks at Dublin hotel

Aug 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,580 Views 110 Comments

Over 1,000 asylum seekers are now living in hotels and B&Bs around Ireland.

'There is no holiday from homelessness': Government criticised as figures reach 10,000 for fifth month
# June's Figures
# June's Figures

'There is no holiday from homelessness': Government criticised as figures reach 10,000 for fifth month

Updated Jul 31st 2019, 9:10 PM 16,314 Views 97 Comments

Figures published today show there are now 10,172 people in emergency accommodation.

Minister for Housing accepts 'need to do more' as latest figures show record levels of homelessness
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

Minister for Housing accepts 'need to do more' as latest figures show record levels of homelessness

Updated May 29th 2019, 1:44 PM 17,209 Views 84 Comments

10,378 people were recorded in emergency accommodation in April.

There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high

Apr 30th 2019, 5:22 PM 19,123 Views 80 Comments

A rough sleeper count also found 128 people sleeping on the streets in Dublin.

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option

Apr 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 32,779 Views 107 Comments

That is according to correspondence obtained by TheJournal.ie under Freedom of Information.

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation

Mar 17th 2019, 10:00 PM 15,887 Views 26 Comments

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.

Sean O'Casey's last home set to be used as homeless accommodation
# North Inner City Dublin
# North Inner City Dublin

Sean O'Casey's last home set to be used as homeless accommodation

Mar 14th 2019, 10:03 AM 16,037 Views 20 Comments

The playwright wrote his renowned Dublin trilogy in the house in the 1920s.

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland

Feb 27th 2019, 5:03 PM 13,102 Views 51 Comments

This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness
# Report Card
# Report Card

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness

Feb 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,350 Views 26 Comments

The government has also been criticised for not introducing national standards for emergency accommodation.

Private company paid €1.6 million in 4 months to find emergency accommodation for asylum seekers
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Private company paid €1.6 million in 4 months to find emergency accommodation for asylum seekers

Feb 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 34,966 Views 53 Comments

195 people are currently living in hotels and B&Bs in the Cavan-Monaghan area.

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year
# Temple Street
# Temple Street

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year

Updated Jan 22nd 2019, 3:07 PM 14,919 Views 41 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has accused Leo Varadkar of ‘normalising child homelessness’.

'He chose to die at home. The hostel was his home': Lynn Ruane on hidden health problems in homelessness
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'He chose to die at home. The hostel was his home': Lynn Ruane on hidden health problems in homelessness

Oct 14th 2018, 8:30 PM 22,494 Views 13 Comments

The health rights of people in emergency accommodation are not a subject that comes up often enough, writes Lynn Ruane.

Homeless accommodation: Staff complaints detail racial abuse, drug use, threatening behaviour
# Complaints
# Complaints

Homeless accommodation: Staff complaints detail racial abuse, drug use, threatening behaviour

Oct 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 23,873 Views 44 Comments

New documents reveal complaints by staff in emergency accommodation to the homeless providers in Dublin.

Bed bugs, used needles and rat droppings - life inside homeless accommodation
# Homeless
# Homeless

Bed bugs, used needles and rat droppings - life inside homeless accommodation

Aug 27th 2018, 12:05 AM 13,799 Views 33 Comments

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

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