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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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# Coronavirus
Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold
New measures have seen ‘soft’ services for homeless people close across the country.
# homeless crisis
'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street
Irene Coady Murphy said last night was particularly cold and they had run out of sleeping bags to give to rough sleepers.
# homeless crisis
Over 10,400 now in emergency accommodation, new figures show
The latest report showed that a total of 1,685 families are also in emergency accomodation.
# homeless crisis
'I am worried about the cold - it kills me': A night on duty with a Dublin homeless charity spent an evening with an outreach team helping homeless people in the city centre.
# homeless crisis
'Despair when I see how the Government is behaving': Brother Kevin slams Government housing policy
He said the Government should ensure nobody is lying or dying on the streets at Christmas.
# Cork
Timmy Hourihane murder 'reveals danger faced by homeless people on the streets'
Timothy Hourihane had been assaulted and had sustained serious injuries to his head and body.
# Dublin
Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'
Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.
Opinion: 'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one'
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.
# North Inner City Dublin
Sean O'Casey's last home set to be used as homeless accommodation
The playwright wrote his renowned Dublin trilogy in the house in the 1920s.
# mortgage to rent
'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction
The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.
# rental crisis
'We're not ignoring the elephant in the room': Officials hope new law can deal with rising student rent
The Housing Committee was told today that students are sleeping in cars due to high rent costs.
'He chose to die at home. The hostel was his home': Lynn Ruane on hidden health problems in homelessness
The health rights of people in emergency accommodation are not a subject that comes up often enough, writes Lynn Ruane.
# Dublin
Bank-appointed receiver launches court proceedings against 'campaigners' occupying a property on Pearse Street
A banner with the words “Pearse Street Occupation” written on it has been placed outside the building the court heard.
# Homelessness
'You feel like you have no life left': Teenager living in hotel speaks about daily struggle of being homeless
‘Amanda’, one of more than 9,500 homeless people in Ireland, gave a candid interview on RTÉ Radio 1.
# department of housing
Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office
There were a record 9,872 people in emergency accommodation in June.
# homeless crisis
Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel'
A new report by the Children’s Rights Alliance looks at the impact of homelessness on children’s education.
# homeless crisis
'We have to give back something': The barber who cuts hair for the homeless outside the GPO
Hakkan Isik and his team of volunteers set up outside the Dublin landmark each Friday.
# Gaelic Voices for Change
'The second half of the night was harder but we knew we weren’t experiencing the real thing'
Alan O’Mara was one of the many GAA stars who slept out in solidarity with Ireland’s homeless on Saturday night.
# homeless crisis
'You're giving back dignity': Meet the man who fits dentures for the homeless outside the GPO
Kevin Shanahan sees around 20 people during each of his O’Connell Street nighttime sessions.
# international standards
'Perhaps that wasn't the question': Taoiseach may have misunderstood homelessness question
In the past week the government claimed that the context of a question on homelessness was left out – it wasn’t.
# bad behaviour
'I am absolutely furious' - Fr Peter McVerry criticises Taoiseach and senior council official for homeless comments
The head of Dublin City Council’s homelessness body is coming in for widespread criticism for her comments.
# homeless crisis
Children coming to school from hotels 'is a blight and a stain on our Republic' says principal
Addressing the annual conference of the NAPD, the organisation’s president called for more government support.
# homeless crisis
'I'd get my pocket money and give them an ice cream' - 2,973 children are homeless in Ireland
Today is Barnardos’ national collection day.
# Challenges
'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'
This is the reality for a growing number of people.
# sister stan
‘It's unacceptable that homeless children are being born into BnBs’
“It’s totally out of control now – it’s an absolute crisis.” The Founder of Focus Ireland says the situation is getting worse.
# Out of control
Coveney's aim for no homeless families in hotels by July? Not a chance says McVerry
The campaigner said that it is clear that Coveney’s proposals on homelessness crisis “are just not working”.
# supply and demand
TD claims hotels are asking families to leave as Patrick's Day demand surges
There are 138 families who have spent more than 18 months in emergency accommodation.
# Director's Cut
'There are definitely stories that would fit onto the big screen': Jim Sheridan reflects on Apollo House
The film director is proud of what the Apollo House occupation achieved.
# appalling
'Imagine the trauma, fear and confusion': 55% surge in child homelessness
Children’s charity Barnardos said it was appalled by the figures
# homeless crisis
Funding approved for 83 new houses to address homeless crisis
Coveney approved funding of €20.4 million for the projects.
# homeless crisis
Students to hand petition of 10,000 signatures to Simon Coveney over homeless crisis
Children from three schools gathered the names to urge the Minister to solve the problem.
# premier love project
Occupation of empty Dublin apartment block by homelessness activists ends
The group said a number of Nama-owned buildings have been cherry-picked for occupation.
# homeless at christmas
Over 2,500 children are homeless this Christmas - here's what's being done to help
Campaigners have told how the deepening crisis “breaks their hearts” as they try to help those in need this Christmas.
# homeless crisis
Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'
The group Home Sweet Home took over the building late on Thursday night to house the homeless
# Homelessness
Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%
Fianna Fáil has criticised government proposals to limit rent increases in “pressure zones” in Dublin and Cork.
# dublin ink
Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers
The business said its intention was not to cause harm to anyone.
# we don't want to die
'Don't let us die': Homeless men's fears as makeshift camp on south Dublin green grows
The group of young men has made the green their home as they sleep rough.
# homeless crisis
'The most loving girl': Tributes paid at funeral of homeless woman in Limerick
Louise Casey (31) was found dead at a derelict building during the week.
# time for action
'I'll believe it when I see it': Homeless activist on council's promise of 210 extra bed spaces
Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) chief accuses councils of being “all talk and no action”.
# homeless crisis
Housing list families offered chance to build own homes in first-of-its-kind new project
Interested families must be willing to put in the hours on site, or nominate someone to do so.