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#Homeless

# homeless - Last year 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 9,150 Views 2 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Jan 5th 2021, 3:52 PM 53,177 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.

# homeless - All time

Covid-19 eviction moratorium helped families - but did not reduce homelessness among single adults
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Covid-19 eviction moratorium helped families - but did not reduce homelessness among single adults

Dec 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 12,749 Views 8 Comments

There were 4,495 adults without child dependents classified as homeless nationally in October.

Practical ways to help people who are homeless this Christmas
# Helping Hands
# Helping Hands

Practical ways to help people who are homeless this Christmas

Dec 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,368 Views 12 Comments

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
# Lefroy House

Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year

Dec 3rd 2020, 9:35 AM 21,530 Views 18 Comments

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
# Homlessness
# Homlessness

Balloons left outside Leinster House to represent the 56 people who have died in homeless services in Dublin this year

Dec 2nd 2020, 4:32 PM 10,516 Views 15 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year

Nov 27th 2020, 11:54 AM 13,689 Views 23 Comments

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'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Tánaiste says homeless deaths 'fill us all with sorrow' and that 'beds were available'

Nov 26th 2020, 2:48 PM 10,285 Views 16 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths

Oct 30th 2020, 5:48 PM 16,469 Views 9 Comments

The number of families accessing emergency accommodation has increased to 1,128.

Family who fled house in Dundalk after racist attacks fear becoming homeless
# Louth
# Louth

Family who fled house in Dundalk after racist attacks fear becoming homeless

Oct 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 42,391 Views 0 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

865 families were in emergency accommodation in Dublin at the end of August

Oct 15th 2020, 6:48 PM 13,801 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:00 AM 28,029 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

A Dublin homelessness tour guide: 'It's given me a voice to shine a light on what life is like on the streets'

Sep 30th 2020, 8:00 PM 22,336 Views 14 Comments

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'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'

Sep 29th 2020, 6:45 PM 23,265 Views 14 Comments

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
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation

Sep 25th 2020, 3:38 PM 11,108 Views 14 Comments

The figures dropped slightly last month compared to July.

‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin

Sep 19th 2020, 8:21 AM 27,546 Views 29 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic

Sep 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,261 Views 0 Comments

Homeless charity Depaul has helped 256 people move out of DP centres in recent months.

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation

Sep 7th 2020, 12:04 AM 14,936 Views 3 Comments

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
# Cork Penny Dinners

'A scream wouldn't help them': Cork homeless charity has had to pull men off women on the streets

Aug 7th 2020, 1:05 PM 64,384 Views 32 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Truly shocking': Call for better mental health supports as 31 homeless people die in Dublin this year

Aug 6th 2020, 4:17 PM 16,763 Views 30 Comments

Since the beginning of July, 10 homeless people have died in the capital.

Homeless figures drop for fifth month in a row but charities warn government's actions may reverse this trend
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures drop for fifth month in a row but charities warn government's actions may reverse this trend

Jul 31st 2020, 3:56 PM 8,640 Views 12 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said that the number of people homeless is still “simply too high”.

Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds
# Addiction
# Addiction

Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds

Jul 1st 2020, 9:36 AM 21,425 Views 8 Comments

Sixty-three homeless people were diagnosed with Covid-19 and there was one death, a fraction of what had been predicted.

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

Jun 25th 2020, 4:43 PM 5,881 Views 10 Comments

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Jun 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 34,193 Views 46 Comments

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show
# Homeless
# Homeless

Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show

Jun 4th 2020, 8:48 PM 9,339 Views 36 Comments

Figures for April show that there were 572 fewer people in emergency accommodation compared to March.

Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation

May 11th 2020, 8:34 PM 11,876 Views 21 Comments

The number of families in emergency accommodation is now at its lowest point since May 2017.

Man (35) arrested in Barcelona over suspected homeless killings during Covid-19 lockdown
# Spain
# Spain

Man (35) arrested in Barcelona over suspected homeless killings during Covid-19 lockdown

Apr 28th 2020, 8:26 PM 32,468 Views 7 Comments

Police said they identified the suspect with the help of descriptions provided by witnesses.

Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless
# Big Rebel Sleep Out
# Big Rebel Sleep Out

Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless

Apr 21st 2020, 6:10 AM 13,217 Views 11 Comments

The event is due to take place this Saturday.

February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148
# February Figures
# February Figures

February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148

Mar 31st 2020, 6:35 PM 12,466 Views 10 Comments

Eoghan Murphy said that his priority during the Covid-19 pandemic would be the safety of those in emergency accommodation.

Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister

Mar 29th 2020, 6:40 PM 25,846 Views 54 Comments

Staff working in homeless services have been deemed essential personnel.

Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions

Mar 27th 2020, 8:10 AM 31,914 Views 27 Comments

The service will be managed by Depaul and will be staffed by the HSE and other Section 39 organisations.

'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak

Mar 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,098 Views 8 Comments

Homeless services and local councils have been working to prepare for the spread of Covid-19.

More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister
# Eoghan Murphy
# Eoghan Murphy

More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister

Mar 21st 2020, 6:41 PM 25,404 Views 37 Comments

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said more places will be secured as needed.

'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis
# Rosie
# Rosie

'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis

Mar 17th 2020, 6:00 PM 49,683 Views 75 Comments

The film, written by Roddy Doyle, follows a homeless family over 36 hours.

Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'

Mar 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 25,053 Views 29 Comments

The number of people homeless in December 2019 dipped below 10,000 before rising above that figure again in January 2020.

19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019

Feb 21st 2020, 5:05 PM 31,848 Views 36 Comments

One hotel received payments between €4 million and €5 million.

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?

Feb 5th 2020, 12:52 PM 59,150 Views 75 Comments

The way statistics on homelessness are compiled are completely different in the two jurisdictions.

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election

Feb 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,731 Views 63 Comments

We asked each political party where it stands on housing and homelessness policies in Ireland.

'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'
# Addiction
From The42
# Addiction

'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'

Feb 1st 2020, 7:15 AM 9,122 Views 1 Comment

Former jockey John Gillen on his life before and after his descent into alcoholism.

Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out'
# Noel Nestor
# Noel Nestor

Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out'

Jan 22nd 2020, 6:05 AM 63,943 Views 67 Comments

Noel found himself living in his car following the break up of a relationship.