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# Homeless

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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”.
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.
Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May
The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister
Staff working in homeless services have been deemed essential personnel.
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.
'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.
More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister
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
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'
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
One hotel received payments between €4 million and €5 million.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Witness appeal after homeless man seriously injured as tent removed during clean-up
The incident happened on Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 on Tuesday afternoon.
'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.
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.
Homeless man in serious condition after tent removed during clean-up in Dublin
Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'
The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
'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?
'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month
10,397 people were in emergency accommodation in Ireland in September.
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.”
'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway'
Merchants Quay Ireland is launching its 2018 annual report today.
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.
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.