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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Homeless

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# Housing
'There is no silver bullet,' says Murphy as homeless figure above 10,000 for fourth month in a row
There are still 1,700 families homeless in Ireland.
# Courts
Woman suffered nightmares after being held at knifepoint by woman she offered to help
Charlotte Skovhaus offered to drive Cher Quinn home and was held at knifepoint by Quinn in her car.
# bru aimsir
Major homeless hostel in Dublin city centre is set to close down
The hostel currently provides beds for around 100 people.
# Housing First
Housing First services to be rolled out in Wicklow, Meath and Kildare for the first time
Kildare County Council issued the tender worth an estimated €702,000.
# Homelessness
Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin
The research from homeless charity Focus Ireland examines family homelessness in Dublin.
Opinion: 10% of homeless families have been made homeless for a second time
Families exiting homelessness are increasingly accommodated in the private rental sector. But if the landlord decides to sell up – the family becomes homeless again, writes Wayne Stanley.
# what do you think
Poll: Should there be a freeze on all evictions for a year?
Despite a ramp up in the number of houses being built, homeless figures continue to rise each month.
# Homelessness
There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high
A rough sleeper count also found 128 people sleeping on the streets in Dublin.
# Dublin City Council
DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option
That is according to correspondence obtained by under Freedom of Information.
# Address Point
'For all intents and purposes I didn't exist': Former rough sleeper says An Post fixed address service will be huge help
The free personal postal address service for people who are homeless was launched at the GPO today.
# new south street
Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless
The Peter McVerry Trust has issued a tender for the construction of eight apartments on New South Street.
# Homelessness
'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren
The party is bringing forward a private members motion on the matter in the Dáil tomorrow.
# Homelessness
Some 21% of newly homeless families in Dublin last year were non-EU citizens
A Homeless Action Plan by Dublin City Council is due to be discussed by councillors later today.
# Merchants Quay
'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless spent a morning last week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland’s Sunday service.
# Homelessness
'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'
The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.
# Homelessness
'Deeply shocking': Housing Minister slammed as number of homeless people passes 10,000 for first time
That’s according to the emergency accommodation figures for February.
# Eoghan Murphy
Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness
The minister said there will always be people who present as homeless.
# Homelessness
The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer
Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.
# Merchants Quay
'We've seen people die, people beaten up horrifically': This primary school doesn't want an injecting centre 300m from its front door
A plan to open a medically supervised injecting facility has been met with fierce local opposition.
# Housing
'I didn't realise how heavy it weighed on me': Homeless family on getting keys to their council house
The couple lost their rental accommodation last year and found it impossible to find somewhere to live.
# Homelessness
An Post to offer homeless people addresses at post offices to avail of services
An Post is working with homeless charities and service providers to put the finishing touches to the service.
# Raise The Roof
'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis
Today’s demonstration comes after a major housing rally held in Dublin city over the weekend.
# clondalkin towers
'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre
Nineteen refugees are among dozens of people searching for a new place to live.
# Dignity
'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals
It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.
# Merchants Quay
'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook'
Merchants Quay Ireland has issued an urgent appeal for funding for its Sunday dinner service.
# European Commission
Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns
The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy.
# Homelessness
'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland
This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.
# Report Card
The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness
The government has also been criticised for not introducing national standards for emergency accommodation.
# direct provision
'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness
Clondalkin Towers is set to close in June and many residents are struggling to secure new accommodation.
# careday19
Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'
A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.
# Dublin
'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol
A new study looked at the deaths of over 200 homeless people in Dublin over five years.
# Bad Weather
This is what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight
There are a number of phone numbers available to contact if you see someone sleeping rough.
# Homelessness
Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag'
DRHE director Eileen Gleeson said earlier this week that there was no shortage of beds and no need for anyone to sleep rough.
# Homeless
'Clearly isn't true': Dispute over claims there are enough beds for rough sleepers during cold snap
Mary Lou McDonald told the Dáil there were 86 people without a bed last night, but the DRHE said there was no shortage.
# Homelessness
Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018
9,753 people were recording living in emergency accommodation in December.
# Cold Snap
Public urged to report rough sleepers as temperatures drop during Status Yellow warning
The cold weather warning kicked in at 6am this morning and will remain in place until 6pm on Saturday.
# Homelessness
Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life'
Latest figures show that there are over 3,800 children living in emergency accommodation in Ireland.
# Temple Street
Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year
Mary Lou McDonald has accused Leo Varadkar of ‘normalising child homelessness’.
# Homelessness
'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal'
Mike Allen appeared on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.
# Homelessness
Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal'
Former chair of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan made his comments on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.