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# Homeless

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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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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”.
'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal'
Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2018 this morning.
Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row
New figures show that 10,275 people are in emergency accommodation.
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.
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.
Body of homeless man discovered in Cork
The discovery was made on Lower Oliver Plunkett Street this afternoon.
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.
'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.
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.
Major homeless hostel in Dublin city centre is set to close down
The hostel currently provides beds for around 100 people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness
The minister said there will always be people who present as homeless.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
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.
'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.