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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Homeless

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Charity helps record number of households to avoid homelessness
Focus Ireland has launched its annual report.
Dublin's homelessness authority to crack down on 'unofficial' services after ICHH scandal
However, volunteers say hundreds of people could go without food if certain services are shut down.
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"
Dublin's homelessness authority wants ICHH to be wound up 'as soon as possible'
Garda Commissioner says vetting for homelessness staff to be reviewed
Dublin's homelessness authority wants ICHH to be wound up 'as soon as possible'
An internal report for ICHH detailed four serious allegations made against the charity’s founder, Anthony Flynn.
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
August homeless figures show there are 8,212 people in the State without a home
There is a total of 6,023 adults and 2,189 children who are homeless.
Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.
Eight babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year
Depaul Ireland launched its 2020 annual report today.
Concern as number of homeless people rises for second consecutive month
Charities say many indicators are pointing to further increases in homelessness later this year.
Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents
He said the policy of removing tents is “not very popular, but we do it because we don’t believe it’s appropriate”.
Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month
Homeless campaigners have called for plans that address the particular challenges facing lone parents.
Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless
Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien visited the site this week.
Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears
The report said the Housing First initiative should be “significantly expanded”.
Homelessness figures dip but charity warns of lengthy spells in emergency accommodation
May stats show that there are 5,843 adults in emergency accommodation.
Hoardings were put up where homeless man was known to sleep to 'prepare building for Leaving Cert'
The man has since been contacted by homeless services.
Homeless people in Dublin to start getting Covid-19 vaccines next week
The HSE plans to begin administering at a facility in Dublin city centre on Monday.
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.
'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'
More needs to be done to help veterans who previously served in the Defence Forces, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel has said.
Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers
Dublin’s rough sleepers have been relying on the two public toilets locations in the city centre.
Slight decrease of 75 in February homelessness figures
February stats show that there are 8,238 people in emergency accommodation.
Fundraiser set up to pay for funeral of homeless Cork man who saved person's life days before he died
Leon Kavanagh died just two days after his 31st birthday.
Murder conviction quashed for man who threw homeless man down rubbish chute
The three-judge court substituted David O’Loughlin’s murder verdict with a manslaughter verdict.
Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say
The latest figures show that there were 8,313 men, women and children in emergency accommodation in January.
'A systems accelerant': Pandemic prompted more single rooms in homeless accommodation
Cooperation lead to very few deaths of homeless people in the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Deaths of two people sleeping rough in tents in Phoenix Park over Christmas confirmed
According to figures from the DRHE, there were at least 50 deaths among people who accessed homeless services in Dublin across last year.
Covid-19 eviction moratorium helped families - but did not reduce homelessness among single adults
There were 4,495 adults without child dependents classified as homeless nationally in October.
Practical ways to help people who are homeless this Christmas
It can be as simple as saying hello to someone when you see them on the streets.
Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year
Lefroy House is based on Eden Quay in Dublin City Centre and is run by the Salvation Army.
Balloons left outside Leinster House to represent the 56 people who have died in homeless services in Dublin this year
A review is being carried out into the increase in the deaths of people accessing homeless services.
RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year
Those in need can attend the mobile kitchen between 10am and 1pm on Christmas Day.
Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'
The bodies of two men were found in different areas of Dublin city centre in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths
The number of families accessing emergency accommodation has increased to 1,128.
Family who fled house in Dundalk after racist attacks fear becoming homeless
Their son has not been in school since a violent incident outside the family home last month.
865 families were in emergency accommodation in Dublin at the end of August
There were 8,702 people in emergency accommodation nationwide in August.
24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'
The former Regency Hotel – now The Bonnington Hotel – has been used since at least 2014 for housing homeless families.
A Dublin homelessness tour guide: 'It's given me a voice to shine a light on what life is like on the streets'
Kenny Eivers hopes his tour might help highlight the issues of homelessness in Dublin.
'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'
Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2019 this morning
Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation
The figures dropped slightly last month compared to July.
‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin
The figure to date in 2020 represents a rise from 34 across 2019 and 35 in 2018.
Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic
Homeless charity Depaul has helped 256 people move out of DP centres in recent months.
Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation
Newly released data on complaints details the issues facing people in emergency living situations.
'A scream wouldn't help them': Cork homeless charity has had to pull men off women on the streets
Cork Penny Dinners says the coronavirus has put the already vulnerable community at greater risk.
'Truly shocking': Call for better mental health supports as 31 homeless people die in Dublin this year
Since the beginning of July, 10 homeless people have died in the capital.