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#Homeless

# homeless - Friday 5 April, 2019

'For all intents and purposes I didn't exist': Former rough sleeper says An Post fixed address service will be huge help
# Address Point
# Address Point

'For all intents and purposes I didn't exist': Former rough sleeper says An Post fixed address service will be huge help

Apr 5th 2019, 5:13 PM 9,231 Views 8 Comments

The free personal postal address service for people who are homeless was launched at the GPO today.

# homeless - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless
# New South Street
# New South Street

Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless

Apr 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 29,179 Views 14 Comments

The Peter McVerry Trust has issued a tender for the construction of eight apartments on New South Street.

# homeless - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren

Apr 2nd 2019, 3:09 PM 5,932 Views 24 Comments

The party is bringing forward a private members motion on the matter in the Dáil tomorrow.

# homeless - Monday 1 April, 2019

Some 21% of newly homeless families in Dublin last year were non-EU citizens
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Some 21% of newly homeless families in Dublin last year were non-EU citizens

Apr 1st 2019, 10:18 AM 24,593 Views 60 Comments

A Homeless Action Plan by Dublin City Council is due to be discussed by councillors later today.

# homeless - Sunday 31 March, 2019

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless

Mar 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 20,455 Views 20 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a morning last week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland’s Sunday service.

# homeless - Thursday 28 March, 2019

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

Updated Mar 28th 2019, 12:58 PM 29,579 Views 121 Comments

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

# homeless - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'Deeply shocking': Housing Minister slammed as number of homeless people passes 10,000 for first time
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Deeply shocking': Housing Minister slammed as number of homeless people passes 10,000 for first time

Updated Mar 27th 2019, 10:15 PM 75,720 Views 132 Comments

That’s according to the emergency accommodation figures for February.

# homeless - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness
# Eoghan Murphy
# Eoghan Murphy

Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness

Mar 23rd 2019, 3:24 PM 15,152 Views 76 Comments

The minister said there will always be people who present as homeless.

# homeless - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer

Mar 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,512 Views 27 Comments

Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.

# homeless - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'We've seen people die, people beaten up horrifically': This primary school doesn't want an injecting centre 300m from its front door
# Merchants Quay
# 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

Mar 16th 2019, 10:00 PM 43,198 Views 39 Comments

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
# Housing
# Housing

'I didn't realise how heavy it weighed on me': Homeless family on getting keys to their council house

Mar 16th 2019, 9:30 AM 46,554 Views 96 Comments

The couple lost their rental accommodation last year and found it impossible to find somewhere to live.

# homeless - Thursday 14 March, 2019

An Post to offer homeless people addresses at post offices to avail of services
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

An Post to offer homeless people addresses at post offices to avail of services

Mar 14th 2019, 12:18 PM 26,857 Views 32 Comments

An Post is working with homeless charities and service providers to put the finishing touches to the service.

# homeless - Monday 11 March, 2019

'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis
# Raise The Roof
# Raise The Roof

'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis

Mar 11th 2019, 6:10 AM 12,111 Views 26 Comments

Today’s demonstration comes after a major housing rally held in Dublin city over the weekend.

# homeless - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre
# Clondalkin Towers
# Clondalkin Towers

'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre

Mar 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 15,977 Views 0 Comments

Nineteen refugees are among dozens of people searching for a new place to live.

# homeless - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals
# Dignity
# Dignity

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

Mar 9th 2019, 11:00 AM 10,297 Views 5 Comments

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

# homeless - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook'
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook'

Mar 7th 2019, 8:46 AM 20,042 Views 38 Comments

Merchants Quay Ireland has issued an urgent appeal for funding for its Sunday dinner service.

# homeless - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns
# European Commission
# European Commission

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns

Feb 28th 2019, 8:57 AM 24,037 Views 57 Comments

The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy.

# homeless - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland

Feb 27th 2019, 5:03 PM 13,098 Views 51 Comments

This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness
# Report Card
# Report Card

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness

Feb 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,344 Views 26 Comments

The government has also been criticised for not introducing national standards for emergency accommodation.

# homeless - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness

Feb 24th 2019, 10:00 PM 37,444 Views 21 Comments

Clondalkin Towers is set to close in June and many residents are struggling to secure new accommodation.

# homeless - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'
# Careday19
# Careday19

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'

Feb 16th 2019, 9:00 AM 10,824 Views 3 Comments

A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.

# homeless - Friday 1 February, 2019

'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol
# Dublin
# Dublin

'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol

Feb 1st 2019, 6:01 AM 8,951 Views 16 Comments

A new study looked at the deaths of over 200 homeless people in Dublin over five years.

# homeless - Thursday 31 January, 2019

This is what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight
# Bad Weather
# Bad Weather

This is what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight

Jan 31st 2019, 7:30 PM 37,889 Views 18 Comments

There are a number of phone numbers available to contact if you see someone sleeping rough.

Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag'

Jan 31st 2019, 4:07 PM 19,986 Views 16 Comments

DRHE director Eileen Gleeson said earlier this week that there was no shortage of beds and no need for anyone to sleep rough.

# homeless - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'Clearly isn't true': Dispute over claims there are enough beds for rough sleepers during cold snap
# Homeless
# Homeless

'Clearly isn't true': Dispute over claims there are enough beds for rough sleepers during cold snap

Jan 30th 2019, 8:06 PM 17,633 Views 44 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald told the Dáil there were 86 people without a bed last night, but the DRHE said there was no shortage.

Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018

Jan 30th 2019, 6:22 PM 7,223 Views 10 Comments

9,753 people were recording living in emergency accommodation in December.

# homeless - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Public urged to report rough sleepers as temperatures drop during Status Yellow warning
# Cold Snap
# Cold Snap

Public urged to report rough sleepers as temperatures drop during Status Yellow warning

Jan 29th 2019, 8:21 PM 19,463 Views 26 Comments

The cold weather warning kicked in at 6am this morning and will remain in place until 6pm on Saturday.

# homeless - Friday 25 January, 2019

Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life'

Jan 25th 2019, 6:01 AM 11,686 Views 12 Comments

Latest figures show that there are over 3,800 children living in emergency accommodation in Ireland.

# homeless - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year
# Temple Street
# Temple Street

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year

Updated Jan 22nd 2019, 3:07 PM 14,913 Views 41 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald has accused Leo Varadkar of ‘normalising child homelessness’.

# homeless - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal'

Jan 15th 2019, 7:58 AM 17,072 Views 45 Comments

Mike Allen appeared on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

# homeless - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal'

Updated Jan 8th 2019, 10:33 AM 63,763 Views 175 Comments

Former chair of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan made his comments on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

# homeless - Thursday 27 December, 2018

More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban
# Winter Truce
# Winter Truce

More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban

Dec 27th 2018, 2:05 PM 98,177 Views 101 Comments

The ‘trêve hivernale’ has been a part of French law since 1956.

# homeless - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO
# Homeless In Dublin
# Homeless In Dublin

'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO

Dec 25th 2018, 11:00 AM 23,837 Views 31 Comments

O’Connell Street is a hive of activity each Friday evening as groups provide services for those in need.

Over 450 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas Day dinner at the RDS today
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Over 450 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas Day dinner at the RDS today

Dec 25th 2018, 10:00 AM 13,201 Views 15 Comments

Some 3,000 Christmas dinners will also be prepared and delivered to the homes of those in need.

# homeless - Sunday 23 December, 2018

'Give families a chance to stay in their homes': Hundreds attend anti-eviction protest in Roscommon
# Strokestown
# Strokestown

'Give families a chance to stay in their homes': Hundreds attend anti-eviction protest in Roscommon

Dec 23rd 2018, 2:15 PM 22,258 Views 139 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said politicians need to bring in legislation to make sure recent incidents are not repeated.

# homeless - Saturday 22 December, 2018

'It can be damaging': People warned to avoid bogus charity collectors over Christmas
# Collectors
# Collectors

'It can be damaging': People warned to avoid bogus charity collectors over Christmas

Dec 22nd 2018, 7:03 AM 11,581 Views 12 Comments

ICHH said that people posing as their volunteers had been reported collecting.

# homeless - Friday 21 December, 2018

'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000
# Homeless
# Homeless

'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000

Dec 21st 2018, 12:58 PM 23,274 Views 116 Comments

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said that Murphy should “do the decent thing and resign” in light of the new figures.

Peter McVerry Trust increases number of homeless beds to just under 1,000
# Homeless
# Homeless

Peter McVerry Trust increases number of homeless beds to just under 1,000

Dec 21st 2018, 6:10 AM 6,346 Views 12 Comments

The beds form part of the 333 that were promised in the government’s winter strategy.

# homeless - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas
# November Figures
# November Figures

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas

Dec 20th 2018, 6:38 PM 8,550 Views 29 Comments

Eoghan Murphy: “It is very disappointing to see more children in emergency accommodation as we go into Christmas week.”

# homeless - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

'I have no words': Rick O'Shea Book Club homeless charity appeal raises almost €36,000
# Appeal
# Appeal

'I have no words': Rick O'Shea Book Club homeless charity appeal raises almost €36,000

Dec 19th 2018, 12:07 PM 13,294 Views 9 Comments

O’Shea started the Christmas appeal in November to raise money for the Peter McVerry Trust.