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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# homeless ireland

All time
‘Barrage of noise, stress and drama’: Life in emergency accommodation
Rosemary Fearsaor-Hughes, a rough sleeper with a disability on staying in a hostel for the homeless.
# Jonathan Corrie
In his own words: Jonathan Corrie on homelessness - and hoping for a chance
AUDIO: The man who tragically died virtually on the doorstep of Leinster House in an interview only a few months ago.
# on the streets
Charity says 100 children became homeless in Dublin last month
Over 400 families have lost their homes in the county in the first ten months of this year.
# Pressure
More people at risk of losing their family home are seeking advice
3,588 people had sought advice from Focus Ireland in the first eight months of this year.
# homeless ireland
Open house: What we learned about homelessness this week
#1: Some of the most eloquent voices in this crisis are those of homeless people themselves.
# budget 2015
€500m needed to tackle homelessness as 'ten children a week lose their home'
Focus Ireland is calling for an ‘immediate’ increase in rent supplement in Budget 2015.
# homeless ireland
Getting on the bus: Recovered addicts returning to help those still suffering visit the ‘No Bucks Café’ on their nighttime service.
# homeless ireland
Where now? We asked 18 people for one big idea to fix homelessness
From homeless experts to homeless people, we asked a lot of people how to fix Ireland’s housing crisis.
# homeless ireland 2014
Possible solutions for homelessness - and the ones that got it wrong
From homes made of trash to communities banding together to help their neighbours.
# next step
Lives changing: Adjusting to a new home after homelessness
The final step out of homelessness isn’t easy.
# Global
In from the cold: international ideas for dealing with homelessness
Utah has a very simple idea – give homeless people homes.
# homeless ireland
'Trapped' in emergency accommodation: the downside of homeless hostels
People often become institutionalised in emergency accommodation and find it hard to transition to independent living.
# homeless ireland
After one year nearly half of homeless people in Cork are still in emergency accommodation
Cork Simon’s Community examined a group of 70 people at their shelter to see where they had progressed in 12 months.
# homeless ireland
Can cinema, singing, or soccer help the homeless? You might be surprised...
From street leagues to choirs, look at some unusual ways that homeless people are being helped.
# homeless ireland
Wet hostels reduce street drinking, violence and free up hospital beds visits Depaul’s Sundial House in Dublin.
# homeless ireland
Homeless teens: 'Coming out of care, they don't know how to clean, how to wash'
Cork Foyer looks after young people aged 18 – 25.
# homeless ireland
The new homeless: 'Her life just turned bad, by one simple thing'
Threshold also helps people who are homeless to find a home – and stay there.
# homeless ireland
These experts say giving someone a home isn't a 'solution' to homelessness
We speak to people working in Cork Simon and Sophia Housing, and find out the issue is much more complex than it might appear.
# homeless ireland
Where would you stay if you became homeless tomorrow?
Emergency accommodation beds across the nation’s capital are at 99% capacity. If you became homeless tomorrow, what could you expect to face?
Column: 'You wake and realise, yes, I’m here, this is real. This is another day to be endured.'
An open and honest account of what daily life is like for a person experiencing homelessness.
# homeless ireland
So just what is the government doing about homelessness?
The coalition has committed to ending long term homelessness by 2016. But we’ve been here before…
# homeless ireland
'Emergency accommodation is just that - for emergencies, not long term'
The Simon Community says ideas such as using prefabs to house homeless people is worrying.
# homeless ireland
Children living in emergency accommodation: growing up in fear and isolation
“I miss my old friends. I don’t like where I am. It’s scary. It’s not fun and I can’t play outside. I want to go home.”
# homeless ireland
These are the words you used to describe homelessness
We asked readers earlier in the week and here’s the result.
# homeless ireland
Many Irish families are closer to being homeless than ever
“It’s terrifying knowing I will be homeless in three months”
# homeless ireland
"Prove you are homeless": What rights and access to services do homeless people have?
Can you vote? How do you get medical treatment? The user’s guide.
# Take a Break
Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…
This week, we have a homeless special.
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Should you give money to homeless people?
Charities give their take on it: “If your choice is not to give to a person, you should at least acknowledge them when they ask you a question.”
# homeless ireland
What causes people to become homeless in Ireland?
How well do we understand the reasons?
# homeless ireland
Homeless and hungry: "I'm a normal person - I just have problems right now"
Cork Simon has a soup run that doesn’t just feed the homeless. In fact, you’d be surprised who visits it.
# homeless ireland
In your own words: Homeless people answer questions on their biggest fears
Our journalists travelled around the country and asked homeless people to answer some questions. The results were unexpected.
# homeless ireland
'How many people are going to die on the streets this winter?'
The Capuchin Day Centre’s Brother Kevin Crowley sees the reality of the homeless crisis every day and he thinks it’s getting worse.
# homeless ireland
Homeless dilemmas: Where do women go after prison?
Read Annette’s story.
# homeless ireland
Choosing homelessness: This man sleeps rough for his faith
Francis John Ross Bush lives in ‘holy poverty’ but says his personal circumstances, like those of many homeless people, pushed him into the path he is now on.
# homeless ireland
'I didn’t notice the recession in the '80s at all but this recession has been absolutely cruel'
We ask: Is homelessness really the worst it has ever been?
# homeless ireland
On the Frontline: Meet the people who help the homeless
We speak to the people who work on the frontline of homelessness.
# homeless ireland
Homeless offenders: 'Yes, there are bad choices - but a lot have been victimised'
David Williamson is a probation officer in Dublin. He told us about his work with homeless offenders.
# homeless ireland
Retired, isolated and lonely: Volunteering with homeless can be 'life-giving'
Volunteering is a two-way street for wet hostel worker Brian Molloy.
# homeless ireland
Homeless and pregnant? 'That changed everything. I stopped drinking. I started to sort myself out.'
What happens when a homeless woman discovers she is pregnant? Read Orla’s story here.
# homeless ireland
'Failed time and time again': 46% of homeless women were sexually abused as kids
Research launched today by Simon found 92% of these women experienced high levels of violences at some stage in their lives.