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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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# rosie
'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis
The film, written by Roddy Doyle, follows a homeless family over 36 hours.
# Homelessness
Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'
The number of people homeless in December 2019 dipped below 10,000 before rising above that figure again in January 2020.
# Homelessness
19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019
One hotel received payments between €4 million and €5 million.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?
The way statistics on homelessness are compiled are completely different in the two jurisdictions.
# ge2020
Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election
We asked each political party where it stands on housing and homelessness policies in Ireland.
# Addiction
'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'
Former jockey John Gillen on his life before and after his descent into alcoholism.
# noel nestor
Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out'
Noel found himself living in his car following the break up of a relationship.
# Fine Gael
Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do'
The minister was out campaigning today.
# wilton terrace
Witness appeal after homeless man seriously injured as tent removed during clean-up
The incident happened on Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 on Tuesday afternoon.
# ge2020
'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident
Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.
# Homelessness
No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal'
The man was sleeping in his tent when it was being removed in an attempt to tidy the canal walk way.
# wilton terrace
Homeless man in serious condition after tent removed during clean-up in Dublin
Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.
# Dublin
Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night
The woman, who was in a distressed state, told the volunteer she had been released from an acute hospital.
# Homelessness
500 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas dinner at the RDS today
Around 3,000 Christmas dinners will also be prepared and delivered to the homes of those in need.
# give a helping hand
Here are some practical ways you can help homeless people this Christmas and New Year
It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.
# General Election
Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'
The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.
# removed
Coats left on Ha'penny Bridge for homeless removed by DCC for 'health and safety' reasons
The council said that the coats would be “redistributed” through its homeless services.
# mendicity institution
Dublin's winter plan for rough sleepers 'doesn't go far enough', says CEO of city's oldest charity
The Dublin Region Homeless Executive activated its Cold Weather Strategy last month.
# homeless crisis
'I am worried about the cold - it kills me': A night on duty with a Dublin homeless charity spent an evening with an outreach team helping homeless people in the city centre.
# Eoghan Murphy
The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time
There were 117 more people homeless in October than there was in September.
# peter mcverry trust
'Another disappointing and frustrating year': Homeless charity helped more people than ever in 2018
The Peter McVerry Trust released its annual report for 2018 today.
# Homelessness
'If you said 50 years ago there would be families living in tents because they can't afford rent, I would have laughed'
The Dublin Simon Community is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. How different was the homeless problem back in 1969?
# Homelessness
'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month
10,397 people were in emergency accommodation in Ireland in September.
# Housing
Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas
“Bringing a vacant home back into use can change people’s lives for the better.”
# Homelessness
'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway'
Merchants Quay Ireland is launching its 2018 annual report today.
# Homelessness
Coveney: 'No five-year-old child should be eating their dinner from cardboard on the street'
A photo posted on online in recent days shows a boy eating his dinner from a piece of cardboard on the street.
# Cork
Timmy Hourihane murder 'reveals danger faced by homeless people on the streets'
Timothy Hourihane had been assaulted and had sustained serious injuries to his head and body.
# budget 2020
Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents
Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.
Four homeless men killed while sleeping in New York City
A fifth man is in hospital with critical injuries following the attack in the Chinatown area.
# hidden homelessness
One-third of Irish adults know someone who has recently experienced housing exclusion
That’s according to a new survey published by the Simon Communities of Ireland today.
# Social Housing
'Wholly unjustifiable': Garda interference led to withdrawal of housing offer for mother-of-two
The woman had the same surname as a family with a “bad reputation” but was not part of this family and had no criminal history.
# Housing Crisis
Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go'
Depaul has pointed out that single people remain the biggest cohort and are likely to remain homeless for longer periods.
# Homelessness
100-bed homeless medical treatment and recovery facility in Dublin gets green light
The announcement was made at the launch of the Dublin Simon Community 2018 annual report.
# mendicity institution
There's been a 50% surge in people seeking services at Dublin's oldest homelessness charity
The increase is being described by the Mendicity Institution as “alarming”.
# Focus Ireland
'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal'
Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2018 this morning.
# Housing
Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row
New figures show that 10,275 people are in emergency accommodation.
# Dublin
Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation
New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.
# Homelessness
Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands
The services will be rolled out in Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.
# Cork City
Body of homeless man discovered in Cork
The discovery was made on Lower Oliver Plunkett Street this afternoon.
# Housing
Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland
That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.