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# homeless-crisis - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold

Mar 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 59,141 Views 50 Comments

New measures have seen ‘soft’ services for homeless people close across the country.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street

Jan 10th 2020, 10:30 PM 45,172 Views 64 Comments

Irene Coady Murphy said last night was particularly cold and they had run out of sleeping bags to give to rough sleepers.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 3 January, 2020

Over 10,400 now in emergency accommodation, new figures show
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Over 10,400 now in emergency accommodation, new figures show

Jan 3rd 2020, 3:37 PM 9,444 Views 64 Comments

The latest report showed that a total of 1,685 families are also in emergency accomodation.

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 8 December, 2019

'I am worried about the cold - it kills me': A night on duty with a Dublin homeless charity
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'I am worried about the cold - it kills me': A night on duty with a Dublin homeless charity

Dec 8th 2019, 10:00 PM 35,228 Views 51 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent an evening with an outreach team helping homeless people in the city centre.

'Despair when I see how the Government is behaving': Brother Kevin slams Government housing policy
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'Despair when I see how the Government is behaving': Brother Kevin slams Government housing policy

Dec 8th 2019, 2:04 PM 47,122 Views 76 Comments

He said the Government should ensure nobody is lying or dying on the streets at Christmas.

# homeless-crisis - Monday 14 October, 2019

Timmy Hourihane murder 'reveals danger faced by homeless people on the streets'
# Cork
# Cork

Timmy Hourihane murder 'reveals danger faced by homeless people on the streets'

Updated Oct 14th 2019, 1:06 PM 20,196 Views 47 Comments

Timothy Hourihane had been assaulted and had sustained serious injuries to his head and body.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'

Jul 11th 2019, 11:16 PM 34,673 Views 17 Comments

Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Opinion:  'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one'

Mar 21st 2019, 7:00 AM 30,673 Views 66 Comments

I am 57 years old, born and reared in Dublin. I started working when I was 15 but now I’m facing eviction from yet another rented property, writes Janette Byrne.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 14 March, 2019

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 15,958 Views 19 Comments

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

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction
# Mortgage To Rent
# Mortgage To Rent

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction

Jan 17th 2019, 2:15 PM 27,551 Views 39 Comments

The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 22 November, 2018

'We're not ignoring the elephant in the room': Officials hope new law can deal with rising student rent
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

'We're not ignoring the elephant in the room': Officials hope new law can deal with rising student rent

Nov 22nd 2018, 4:26 PM 12,760 Views 37 Comments

The Housing Committee was told today that students are sleeping in cars due to high rent costs.

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 14 October, 2018

'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 22,444 Views 13 Comments

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

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Bank-appointed receiver launches court proceedings against 'campaigners' occupying a property on Pearse Street
# Dublin
# Dublin

Bank-appointed receiver launches court proceedings against 'campaigners' occupying a property on Pearse Street

Oct 11th 2018, 6:05 PM 10,907 Views 0 Comments

A banner with the words “Pearse Street Occupation” written on it has been placed outside the building the court heard.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 5 October, 2018

'You feel like you have no life left': Teenager living in hotel speaks about daily struggle of being homeless
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'You feel like you have no life left': Teenager living in hotel speaks about daily struggle of being homeless

Oct 5th 2018, 10:39 AM 18,501 Views 101 Comments

‘Amanda’, one of more than 9,500 homeless people in Ireland, gave a candid interview on RTÉ Radio 1.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office
# Department Of Housing
# Department Of Housing

Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office

Jul 24th 2018, 4:02 PM 16,261 Views 101 Comments

There were a record 9,872 people in emergency accommodation in June.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel'
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel'

Updated Jul 3rd 2018, 1:30 PM 16,082 Views 51 Comments

A new report by the Children’s Rights Alliance looks at the impact of homelessness on children’s education.

# homeless-crisis - Monday 25 December, 2017

'We have to give back something': The barber who cuts hair for the homeless outside the GPO
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'We have to give back something': The barber who cuts hair for the homeless outside the GPO

Dec 25th 2017, 6:00 PM 10,365 Views 9 Comments

Hakkan Isik and his team of volunteers set up outside the Dublin landmark each Friday.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'The second half of the night was harder but we knew we weren’t experiencing the real thing'
# Gaelic Voices For Change
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# Gaelic Voices For Change

'The second half of the night was harder but we knew we weren’t experiencing the real thing'

Dec 19th 2017, 12:44 PM 6,801 Views 4 Comments

Alan O’Mara was one of the many GAA stars who slept out in solidarity with Ireland’s homeless on Saturday night.

# homeless-crisis - Saturday 9 December, 2017

'You're giving back dignity': Meet the man who fits dentures for the homeless outside the GPO
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'You're giving back dignity': Meet the man who fits dentures for the homeless outside the GPO

Dec 9th 2017, 10:30 AM 21,951 Views 32 Comments

Kevin Shanahan sees around 20 people during each of his O’Connell Street nighttime sessions.

# homeless-crisis - Monday 20 November, 2017

'Perhaps that wasn't the question': Taoiseach may have misunderstood homelessness question
# International Standards
# International Standards

'Perhaps that wasn't the question': Taoiseach may have misunderstood homelessness question

Nov 20th 2017, 2:53 PM 19,792 Views 103 Comments

In the past week the government claimed that the context of a question on homelessness was left out – it wasn’t.

# homeless-crisis - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'I am absolutely furious' - Fr Peter McVerry criticises Taoiseach and senior council official for homeless comments
# Bad Behaviour
# Bad Behaviour

'I am absolutely furious' - Fr Peter McVerry criticises Taoiseach and senior council official for homeless comments

Nov 15th 2017, 12:58 PM 40,400 Views 121 Comments

The head of Dublin City Council’s homelessness body is coming in for widespread criticism for her comments.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 20 October, 2017

Children coming to school from hotels 'is a blight and a stain on our Republic' says principal
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Children coming to school from hotels 'is a blight and a stain on our Republic' says principal

Oct 20th 2017, 12:03 PM 10,486 Views 27 Comments

Addressing the annual conference of the NAPD, the organisation’s president called for more government support.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 15 September, 2017

'I'd get my pocket money and give them an ice cream' - 2,973 children are homeless in Ireland
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'I'd get my pocket money and give them an ice cream' - 2,973 children are homeless in Ireland

Sep 15th 2017, 6:10 AM 14,974 Views 24 Comments

Today is Barnardos’ national collection day.

# homeless-crisis - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'
# Challenges
# Challenges

'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'

Aug 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,803 Views 17 Comments

This is the reality for a growing number of people.

# homeless-crisis - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

‘It's unacceptable that homeless children are being born into BnBs’
# Sister Stan
# Sister Stan

‘It's unacceptable that homeless children are being born into BnBs’

May 30th 2017, 6:16 AM 10,020 Views 18 Comments

“It’s totally out of control now – it’s an absolute crisis.” The Founder of Focus Ireland says the situation is getting worse.

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Coveney's aim for no homeless families in hotels by July? Not a chance says McVerry
# Out Of Control
# Out Of Control

Coveney's aim for no homeless families in hotels by July? Not a chance says McVerry

May 28th 2017, 2:09 PM 10,614 Views 42 Comments

The campaigner said that it is clear that Coveney’s proposals on homelessness crisis “are just not working”.

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 12 March, 2017

TD claims hotels are asking families to leave as Patrick's Day demand surges
# Supply And Demand
# Supply And Demand

TD claims hotels are asking families to leave as Patrick's Day demand surges

Mar 12th 2017, 12:12 PM 22,300 Views 56 Comments

There are 138 families who have spent more than 18 months in emergency accommodation.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'There are definitely stories that would fit onto the big screen': Jim Sheridan reflects on Apollo House
# Director's Cut
# Director's Cut

'There are definitely stories that would fit onto the big screen': Jim Sheridan reflects on Apollo House

Feb 23rd 2017, 6:20 AM 8,337 Views 8 Comments

The film director is proud of what the Apollo House occupation achieved.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 16 February, 2017

'Imagine the trauma, fear and confusion': 55% surge in child homelessness
# Appalling
# Appalling

'Imagine the trauma, fear and confusion': 55% surge in child homelessness

Feb 16th 2017, 8:42 AM 8,695 Views 85 Comments

Children’s charity Barnardos said it was appalled by the figures

# homeless-crisis - Friday 27 January, 2017

Funding approved for 83 new houses to address homeless crisis
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Funding approved for 83 new houses to address homeless crisis

Jan 27th 2017, 7:10 PM 17,793 Views 55 Comments

Coveney approved funding of €20.4 million for the projects.

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Students to hand petition of 10,000 signatures to Simon Coveney over homeless crisis
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Students to hand petition of 10,000 signatures to Simon Coveney over homeless crisis

Jan 8th 2017, 3:45 PM 11,861 Views 53 Comments

Children from three schools gathered the names to urge the Minister to solve the problem.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Occupation of empty Dublin apartment block by homelessness activists ends
# Premier Love Project
# Premier Love Project

Occupation of empty Dublin apartment block by homelessness activists ends

Dec 29th 2016, 1:57 PM 29,284 Views 88 Comments

The group said a number of Nama-owned buildings have been cherry-picked for occupation.

# homeless-crisis - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Over 2,500 children are homeless this Christmas - here's what's being done to help
# Homeless At Christmas
# Homeless At Christmas

Over 2,500 children are homeless this Christmas - here's what's being done to help

Dec 18th 2016, 6:00 AM 10,534 Views 42 Comments

Campaigners have told how the deepening crisis “breaks their hearts” as they try to help those in need this Christmas.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 16 December, 2016

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'

Dec 16th 2016, 10:30 PM 41,276 Views 151 Comments

The group Home Sweet Home took over the building late on Thursday night to house the homeless

# homeless-crisis - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%

Dec 14th 2016, 11:36 AM 10,833 Views 87 Comments

Fianna Fáil has criticised government proposals to limit rent increases in “pressure zones” in Dublin and Cork.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers
# Dublin Ink
# Dublin Ink

Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers

Dec 8th 2016, 2:09 PM 36,727 Views 42 Comments

The business said its intention was not to cause harm to anyone.

# homeless-crisis - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'Don't let us die': Homeless men's fears as makeshift camp on south Dublin green grows
# We Don't Want To Die
# We Don't Want To Die

'Don't let us die': Homeless men's fears as makeshift camp on south Dublin green grows

Nov 30th 2016, 6:02 AM 49,121 Views 37 Comments

The group of young men has made the green their home as they sleep rough.

# homeless-crisis - Friday 11 November, 2016

'The most loving girl': Tributes paid at funeral of homeless woman in Limerick
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'The most loving girl': Tributes paid at funeral of homeless woman in Limerick

Nov 11th 2016, 3:27 PM 53,916 Views 98 Comments

Louise Casey (31) was found dead at a derelict building during the week.

# homeless-crisis - Thursday 20 October, 2016

'I'll believe it when I see it': Homeless activist on council's promise of 210 extra bed spaces
# Time For Action
# Time For Action

'I'll believe it when I see it': Homeless activist on council's promise of 210 extra bed spaces

Oct 20th 2016, 5:53 PM 6,677 Views 30 Comments

Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) chief accuses councils of being “all talk and no action”.

# homeless-crisis - Monday 10 October, 2016

Housing list families offered chance to build own homes in first-of-its-kind new project
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Housing list families offered chance to build own homes in first-of-its-kind new project

Oct 10th 2016, 6:15 AM 22,690 Views 32 Comments

Interested families must be willing to put in the hours on site, or nominate someone to do so.

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