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#Homeless

# homeless - Friday 30 September, 2022

Homelessness: Record high of 10,805 people in emergency accommodation last month
# Record Figures
# Record Figures

Homelessness: Record high of 10,805 people in emergency accommodation last month

Updated Fri 3:50 PM 19,396 Views 44 Comments
  • In total, there were 7,585 adults who accessed emergency accommodation in the last week of August.
  • There were also 3,220 children recorded as accessing emergency accommodation.
  • August is the eighth consecutive month where the number of people accessing emergency accommodation has risen.

# homeless - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

'Six years ago we were in a bank's mortgage ad - now we're couch surfing'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'Six years ago we were in a bank's mortgage ad - now we're couch surfing'

Sep 13th 2022, 6:00 AM 70,745 Views 27 Comments

There have been calls for the government to collect data on this kind of ‘hidden homelessness’.

# homeless - Friday 15 July, 2022

Concerns raised for homeless population amid warnings of 'exceptionally' high temperatures next week
# Rough Sleepers
# Rough Sleepers

Concerns raised for homeless population amid warnings of 'exceptionally' high temperatures next week

Jul 15th 2022, 6:33 PM 14,393 Views 24 Comments

Major worries for rough sleepers include sunburn, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

# homeless - Sunday 19 June, 2022

Explainer: Why are Ireland's homeless figures on the rise again?
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Explainer: Why are Ireland's homeless figures on the rise again?

Jun 19th 2022, 7:30 AM 15,896 Views 27 Comments

Homeless organisations have warned the situation will only get worse without significant intervention.

# homeless - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

'Cost is not an issue, it's availability': TD Violet-Anne Wynne on housing
# Housing
# Housing

'Cost is not an issue, it's availability': TD Violet-Anne Wynne on housing

Jun 8th 2022, 7:54 PM 38,267 Views 46 Comments

Her claim comes weeks after a member of the Oireachtas admitted to sleeping in his car due to inadequate accommodation near Dublin.

# homeless - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Clare TD Violet-Anne Wynne claims she is homeless
# Housing
# Housing

Clare TD Violet-Anne Wynne claims she is homeless

Jun 7th 2022, 7:25 PM 79,955 Views 17 Comments

Wynne left Sinn Féin earlier this year.

# homeless - Friday 27 May, 2022

Charities sound alarm as homeless figures reach 10,000 for first time since Covid lockdown
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Charities sound alarm as homeless figures reach 10,000 for first time since Covid lockdown

Updated May 27th 2022, 9:26 PM 26,622 Views 32 Comments

It’s the fourth consecutive month that a rise in the number of people accessing emergency accommodation has been recorded.

# homeless - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

Number of people sleeping rough in Dublin down 27% on same time last year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Number of people sleeping rough in Dublin down 27% on same time last year

Apr 19th 2022, 4:32 PM 9,334 Views 7 Comments

Figures recorded by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive show that 91 people were sleeping rough in Dublin from 28 March to 3 April.

# homeless - Friday 25 February, 2022

Charities express dismay as over 9,000 people in emergency accommodation in January
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Charities express dismay as over 9,000 people in emergency accommodation in January

Feb 25th 2022, 5:03 PM 9,135 Views 11 Comments

Official homeless figures for January indicate that there are now 6,587 adults and 2,563 children accessing emergency accommodation.

# homeless - Saturday 19 February, 2022

Recommendations for reform of garda vetting pushed back due to 'complex' nature of review
# Ichh
# Ichh

Recommendations for reform of garda vetting pushed back due to 'complex' nature of review

Feb 19th 2022, 7:30 AM 18,351 Views 0 Comments

An inter-departmental group was due to submit its recommendations at the end of 2021 but this deadline was missed.

# homeless - Saturday 25 December, 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 9,298 Views 12 Comments

Over 2,500 children in Ireland are currently homeless.

# homeless - Saturday 11 December, 2021

Complaints from people staying in Dublin homeless hostels jump from 34 in 2020 to 122 in 2021
# Dublin
# Dublin

Complaints from people staying in Dublin homeless hostels jump from 34 in 2020 to 122 in 2021

Dec 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,940 Views 0 Comments
  • The complaints related to drug use, alleged bullying and conditions in the facilities, Órla Ryan reports
  • A number of people reported being harassed or attacked by other residents
  • One person said the bed covers in their hostel were "covered in blood"

# homeless - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants
# Housing Assistance Payment
# Housing Assistance Payment

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants

Dec 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,845 Views 39 Comments

Alison Gilliland said funding an initial deposit could be key to keeping many people out of homeless services.

# homeless - Monday 6 December, 2021

Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement
# Ichh
# Ichh

Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement

Dec 6th 2021, 12:01 AM 13,330 Views 0 Comments
  • Councillors were due to vote on replacing Anthony Flynn in October but were split over how to proceed
  • Some councillors are backing a volunteer from Inner City Helping Homeless, the charity Flynn co-founded
  • However others say the vote should be deferred until various investigations are complete, writes Órla Ryan

# homeless - Friday 26 November, 2021

Nearly 9,000 in emergency accommodation in October as 'worrying' upwards trend continues
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Nearly 9,000 in emergency accommodation in October as 'worrying' upwards trend continues

Nov 26th 2021, 3:13 PM 11,608 Views 15 Comments

2,500 children were living in emergency accommodation last month.

# homeless - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Taoiseach tells councils that families shouldn't be evicted from homeless accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Taoiseach tells councils that families shouldn't be evicted from homeless accommodation

Nov 24th 2021, 6:11 PM 16,590 Views 16 Comments

Micheál Martin has urged local authorities to ‘use common sense’.

# homeless - Monday 1 November, 2021

Covid housing supports allowed drug users to 'better engage with treatment services'
# Ana Liffey Drug Project
# Ana Liffey Drug Project

Covid housing supports allowed drug users to 'better engage with treatment services'

Updated Nov 1st 2021, 4:19 PM 14,564 Views 3 Comments

It also led to a decreased reliance on drugs and alcohol among some service users.

# homeless - Sunday 10 October, 2021

'Unofficial money lenders' targeting people in queues at soup runs
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Unofficial money lenders' targeting people in queues at soup runs

Oct 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,649 Views 0 Comments
  • Concerns have been raised about so-called “unofficial money lenders” targeting people as they queue in soup runs
  • A number of people who work or volunteer in the homelessness sector have warned about the "worrying trend"
  • People borrow small amounts of cash but are charged around 40% in interest, Órla Ryan reports

# homeless - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Charity helps record number of households to avoid homelessness
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

Charity helps record number of households to avoid homelessness

Oct 5th 2021, 10:44 AM 8,085 Views 4 Comments

Focus Ireland has launched its annual report.

# homeless - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Dublin's homelessness authority to crack down on 'unofficial' services after ICHH scandal
# Soup Runs
# Soup Runs

Dublin's homelessness authority to crack down on 'unofficial' services after ICHH scandal

Sep 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 52,224 Views 0 Comments
  • Brendan Kenny says there is "currently no vetting on many people who are actually interacting directly with homeless people"
  • Volunteers say hundreds of people could go without food if certain services are shut down, Órla Ryan reports
  • "We don't want to be a charity or a business. We're volunteers, we just want to feed the people who need us and go home"

# homeless - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Dublin's homelessness authority wants ICHH to be wound up 'as soon as possible'
# Anthony Flynn
# Anthony Flynn

Dublin's homelessness authority wants ICHH to be wound up 'as soon as possible'

Sep 28th 2021, 12:11 PM 35,923 Views 0 Comments
  • The Dublin Region Homeless Executive is "absolutely shocked" by reports of allegations relating to ICHH
  • The DRHE and the HSE have now arranged for a professional advice and support service
  • An internal report for ICHH detailed four serious allegations made against the charity's founder, Anthony Flynn

# homeless - Friday 24 September, 2021

August homeless figures show there are 8,212 people in the State without a home
# August Reports
# August Reports

August homeless figures show there are 8,212 people in the State without a home

Sep 24th 2021, 3:40 PM 6,214 Views 10 Comments

There is a total of 6,023 adults and 2,189 children who are homeless.

# homeless - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families

Sep 14th 2021, 7:36 AM 14,100 Views 9 Comments

Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.

# homeless - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Eight babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year
# DePaul
# DePaul

Eight babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year

Sep 7th 2021, 5:45 PM 17,705 Views 19 Comments

Depaul Ireland launched its 2020 annual report today.

# homeless - Friday 27 August, 2021

Concern as number of homeless people rises for second consecutive month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Concern as number of homeless people rises for second consecutive month

Aug 27th 2021, 7:10 PM 8,509 Views 17 Comments

Charities say many indicators are pointing to further increases in homelessness later this year.

# homeless - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents

Aug 17th 2021, 1:32 PM 24,696 Views 35 Comments

He said the policy of removing tents is “not very popular, but we do it because we don’t believe it’s appropriate”.

# homeless - Friday 30 July, 2021

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month

Jul 30th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,350 Views 11 Comments

Homeless campaigners have called for plans that address the particular challenges facing lone parents.

# homeless - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

Jul 27th 2021, 10:39 PM 32,887 Views 38 Comments

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien visited the site this week.

# homeless - Monday 12 July, 2021

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 9,478 Views 10 Comments

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

# homeless - Friday 25 June, 2021

Homelessness figures dip but charity warns of lengthy spells in emergency accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homelessness figures dip but charity warns of lengthy spells in emergency accommodation

Jun 25th 2021, 3:45 PM 6,295 Views 9 Comments

May stats show that there are 5,843 adults in emergency accommodation.

# homeless - Friday 28 May, 2021

Hoardings were put up where homeless man was known to sleep to 'prepare building for Leaving Cert'
# Rathmines
# Rathmines

Hoardings were put up where homeless man was known to sleep to 'prepare building for Leaving Cert'

May 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 49,126 Views 41 Comments

The man has since been contacted by homeless services.

# homeless - Friday 23 April, 2021

Homeless people in Dublin to start getting Covid-19 vaccines next week
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Homeless people in Dublin to start getting Covid-19 vaccines next week

Apr 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 50,464 Views 56 Comments
  • The HSE plans to begin administering at a facility in Dublin city centre on Monday.
  • The initial rollout will target single people living in hostels across the city.
  • There is an estimated 3,000 homeless people in Dublin city in addition to 700 families living in hotels.

# homeless - Saturday 3 April, 2021

'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'
# Veterans
# Veterans

'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'

Apr 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 29,105 Views 22 Comments

More needs to be done to help veterans who previously served in the Defence Forces, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel has said.

# homeless - Friday 2 April, 2021

Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers
# Covid19
# Covid19

Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 36,701 Views 45 Comments

Dublin’s rough sleepers have been relying on the two public toilets locations in the city centre.

# homeless - Friday 26 March, 2021

Slight decrease of 75 in February homelessness figures
# Homeless
# Homeless

Slight decrease of 75 in February homelessness figures

Mar 26th 2021, 4:03 PM 6,651 Views 11 Comments

February stats show that there are 8,238 people in emergency accommodation.

# homeless - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Fundraiser set up to pay for funeral of homeless Cork man who saved person's life days before he died
# Leon Kavanagh
# Leon Kavanagh

Fundraiser set up to pay for funeral of homeless Cork man who saved person's life days before he died

Mar 24th 2021, 10:34 PM 73,160 Views 40 Comments

Leon Kavanagh died just two days after his 31st birthday.

# homeless - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Murder conviction quashed for man who threw homeless man down rubbish chute
# Courts
# Courts

Murder conviction quashed for man who threw homeless man down rubbish chute

Mar 23rd 2021, 1:32 PM 25,617 Views 0 Comments

The three-judge court substituted David O’Loughlin’s murder verdict with a manslaughter verdict.

# homeless - Friday 26 February, 2021

Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say

Feb 26th 2021, 3:19 PM 8,037 Views 13 Comments

The latest figures show that there were 8,313 men, women and children in emergency accommodation in January.

# homeless - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

'A systems accelerant': Pandemic prompted more single rooms in homeless accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A systems accelerant': Pandemic prompted more single rooms in homeless accommodation

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:01 AM 9,147 Views 2 Comments

Cooperation lead to very few deaths of homeless people in the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# homeless - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Deaths of two people sleeping rough in tents in Phoenix Park over Christmas confirmed
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Deaths of two people sleeping rough in tents in Phoenix Park over Christmas confirmed

Jan 5th 2021, 3:52 PM 53,158 Views 52 Comments

According to figures from the DRHE, there were at least 50 deaths among people who accessed homeless services in Dublin across last year.

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