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# Vaccines
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.
# Veterans
'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.
# covid19
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.
# Homeless
Slight decrease of 75 in February homelessness figures
February stats show that there are 8,238 people in emergency accommodation.
# Leon Kavanagh
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.
# Courts
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.
# Homelessness
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.
# Homelessness
'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.
# Homelessness
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.
# Housing Crisis
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.
# helping hands
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.
# lefroy house
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.
# homlessness
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.
# Homelessness
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.
# Dublin
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.
# Homelessness
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.
# Louth
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.
# Homelessness
865 families were in emergency accommodation in Dublin at the end of August
There were 8,702 people in emergency accommodation nationwide in August.
# Homelessness
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.
# Homelessness
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.
# Homelessness
'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 figures
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.
# Homelessness
‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin
The figure to date in 2020 represents a rise from 34 across 2019 and 35 in 2018.
# Homelessness
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.
# Emergency Accommodation
Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation
Newly released data on complaints details the issues facing people in emergency living situations.
# cork penny dinners
'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.
# Homelessness
'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.
# Homelessness
Homeless figures drop for fifth month in a row but charities warn government's actions may reverse this trend
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said that the number of people homeless is still “simply too high”.
# Addiction
Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds
Sixty-three homeless people were diagnosed with Covid-19 and there was one death, a fraction of what had been predicted.
# Homelessness
Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May
The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.
# Housing Crisis
Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months
Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.
# Homeless
Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show
Figures for April show that there were 572 fewer people in emergency accommodation compared to March.
# Homelessness
Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation
The number of families in emergency accommodation is now at its lowest point since May 2017.
# Spain
Man (35) arrested in Barcelona over suspected homeless killings during Covid-19 lockdown
Police said they identified the suspect with the help of descriptions provided by witnesses.
# big rebel sleep out
Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless
The event is due to take place this Saturday.
# February figures
February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148
Eoghan Murphy said that his priority during the Covid-19 pandemic would be the safety of those in emergency accommodation.
# Homelessness
Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister
Staff working in homeless services have been deemed essential personnel.
# Homelessness
Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions
The service will be managed by Depaul and will be staffed by the HSE and other Section 39 organisations.
# Homelessness
'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak
Homeless services and local councils have been working to prepare for the spread of Covid-19.
# Eoghan Murphy
More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister
Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said more places will be secured as needed.