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#Homeless

# homeless - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

'It's my home. I can say it however many times I like': Teenager homeless for over two years housed before Christmas
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'It's my home. I can say it however many times I like': Teenager homeless for over two years housed before Christmas

Dec 19th 2018, 9:47 AM 30,378 Views 52 Comments

Amanda had previously spoken about the difficulties of living in homeless emergency accommdoation.

# homeless - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

16-year-old living in a family hub: 'It kind of does kill your Christmas spirit'
# Homeless At Christmas
# Homeless At Christmas

16-year-old living in a family hub: 'It kind of does kill your Christmas spirit'

Dec 18th 2018, 9:19 AM 12,982 Views 23 Comments

RTÉ News interviewed 16-year-old Lauren Hogan, who became homeless in the summer of 2017.

# homeless - Monday 17 December, 2018

Landlord to pay mother €7k after landlord refused to accept rent supplement money
# Hap Scheme
# Hap Scheme

Landlord to pay mother €7k after landlord refused to accept rent supplement money

Dec 17th 2018, 6:20 PM 39,186 Views 74 Comments

The WRC’s Valerie Murtagh has found that the landlord discriminated against the woman.

# homeless - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Opinion: The Irish state is a very bad parent - when its children turn 18 they often end up on the streets
# Column
# Column

Opinion: The Irish state is a very bad parent - when its children turn 18 they often end up on the streets

Dec 16th 2018, 8:00 PM 13,409 Views 22 Comments

Sometimes we talk about people ending up as statistics. But there are no statistics compiled for how many children raised in state care become homeless, writes Shane Dunphy.

# homeless - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Twelve PRACTICAL ways to help the homeless this Christmas and New Year
# Give A Helping Hand
# Give A Helping Hand

Twelve PRACTICAL ways to help the homeless this Christmas and New Year

Dec 15th 2018, 8:45 AM 27,663 Views 28 Comments

It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.

# homeless - Friday 14 December, 2018

Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation?
# Debate
# Debate

Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation?

Dec 14th 2018, 4:21 PM 9,011 Views 35 Comments

The debate around how many people are homeless in Ireland resurfaced again this week.

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house

Dec 14th 2018, 12:08 PM 35,059 Views 67 Comments

A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.

# homeless - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character
# Meet Lily
# Meet Lily

Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character

Dec 13th 2018, 6:01 PM 17,206 Views 52 Comments

Lily will help teach viewers about homelessness, a growing problem in many countries.

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families

Dec 13th 2018, 4:55 PM 21,973 Views 36 Comments

A new report looks into the experiences of new families with young parents.

# homeless - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year

Dec 11th 2018, 9:15 AM 7,830 Views 20 Comments

Figures for the first six months of 2018 suggest record numbers of people using its services.

# homeless - Thursday 6 December, 2018

This Luas is being filled with essential gifts for people in emergency accommodation
# Help At Christmas
# Help At Christmas

This Luas is being filled with essential gifts for people in emergency accommodation

Dec 6th 2018, 4:49 PM 13,444 Views 17 Comments

A Dublin homeless charity has joined forces with Luas again to help people in need this Christmas.

# homeless - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'I can't describe the feeling... Just to know that I can now live a proper life with my kids'
# Homeless To Home
# Homeless To Home

'I can't describe the feeling... Just to know that I can now live a proper life with my kids'

Dec 4th 2018, 4:22 PM 34,928 Views 40 Comments

Peter McVerry Trust opened 13 new apartments for families and children affected by homelessness in Dublin’s city centre.

'No one's changing the narrative here': Minister responds to criticism from Fr Peter McVerry
# Pmv Trust
# Pmv Trust

'No one's changing the narrative here': Minister responds to criticism from Fr Peter McVerry

Updated Dec 4th 2018, 1:47 PM 42,608 Views 85 Comments

The housing and homeless charity is launching its 2017 annual report today.

James McClean praised after paying for number of homeless people to stay in Derry hotel
# Class Act
# Class Act

James McClean praised after paying for number of homeless people to stay in Derry hotel

Dec 4th 2018, 7:39 AM 23,267 Views 27 Comments

The 29 year-old and his wife Erin paid for accommodation and food for six people.

# homeless - Monday 3 December, 2018

Increase in number of rough sleepers in Dublin, latest official count shows
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Increase in number of rough sleepers in Dublin, latest official count shows

Dec 3rd 2018, 6:52 PM 8,655 Views 28 Comments

The Rough Sleeper Count is carried out every spring and winter.

# homeless - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Thousands march through Dublin city centre to protest housing crisis
# Demonstration
# Demonstration

Thousands march through Dublin city centre to protest housing crisis

Dec 1st 2018, 3:28 PM 27,881 Views 171 Comments

Today’s protest coincides with the anniversary of Jonathan Corrie’s death near the Dáil four years ago.

'We want to send a clear message': Thousands expected to take part in Dublin housing protest today
# Protest
# Protest

'We want to send a clear message': Thousands expected to take part in Dublin housing protest today

Dec 1st 2018, 7:30 AM 13,080 Views 31 Comments

Today’s protest coincides with the anniversary of Jonathan Corrie who died near the Dáil four years ago.

# homeless - Thursday 29 November, 2018

The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month

Nov 29th 2018, 1:00 PM 12,015 Views 49 Comments

There are now collectively 9,724 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

# homeless - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Residential Tenancies Board hearing cancelled after protesters occupy office over family's eviction
# Take Back The City
# Take Back The City

Residential Tenancies Board hearing cancelled after protesters occupy office over family's eviction

Nov 21st 2018, 11:00 AM 24,908 Views 74 Comments

Activists are calling for a greater level of independence on the board.

# homeless - Sunday 18 November, 2018

'Amazing footballers see their talent as a distant memory - overpowered by isolation, addiction, homelessness'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Amazing footballers see their talent as a distant memory - overpowered by isolation, addiction, homelessness'

Nov 18th 2018, 7:30 PM 14,694 Views 2 Comments

The individual gets to meet that side of themselves again; the side of themselves that was confident, strong, talented and part of something, writes Senator Lynn Ruane about homelessness leagues.

# homeless - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month

Nov 17th 2018, 7:15 AM 10,945 Views 27 Comments

Since the summer, the country has seen a rise in housing activists taking action to raise awareness over housing issues.

# homeless - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing
# Sandyford
# Sandyford

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing

Nov 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 57,204 Views 67 Comments

This week a petition with 3,500 signatures calling for a halt to the sale of the site was handed into the Department of Finance.

# homeless - Friday 9 November, 2018

Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'
# I Hope You Grow
# I Hope You Grow

Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'

Nov 9th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,452 Views 14 Comments

The children said they wanted to share the difficulties they have experienced but also to share their hope with other children in tough situations.

# homeless - Thursday 8 November, 2018

'We work, we pay tax': 'Hidden homeless' family protest against sale of Nama site
# Sandyford
# Sandyford

'We work, we pay tax': 'Hidden homeless' family protest against sale of Nama site

Nov 8th 2018, 12:05 AM 38,216 Views 59 Comments

The site already has planning permission for more than 450 apartments.

# homeless - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'Rough sleeper' found dead on Dublin City Centre street
# Cook Street
# Cook Street

'Rough sleeper' found dead on Dublin City Centre street

Nov 6th 2018, 5:03 PM 56,170 Views 60 Comments

He was found on Cook Street at 8am this morning.

# homeless - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system
# Report Card
# Report Card

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Oct 30th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,424 Views 59 Comments

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

# homeless - Thursday 25 October, 2018

The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it
# Housing First
# Housing First

The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it

Oct 25th 2018, 6:01 AM 28,136 Views 45 Comments

Finland provides a positive example of what can be done to end long-term homelessness.

# homeless - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

The number of homeless children in Ireland has risen by 136 in the space of a month
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

The number of homeless children in Ireland has risen by 136 in the space of a month

Oct 24th 2018, 6:07 PM 7,565 Views 15 Comments

There are now collectively 9,698 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

# homeless - Friday 19 October, 2018

370% increase in demand for homeless organisation's services since 2010
# Novas
# Novas

370% increase in demand for homeless organisation's services since 2010

Oct 19th 2018, 9:11 AM 7,301 Views 18 Comments

Novas supported 4,572 people in 2017, an increase of 29% from the previous year.

# homeless - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Families 'could end up on streets' as council takes over emergency service from homeless charity
# Crisis
# Crisis

Families 'could end up on streets' as council takes over emergency service from homeless charity

Oct 16th 2018, 4:48 PM 13,796 Views 15 Comments

The phone line was previously run by Focus Ireland – now families will have to call the general rough sleeper line after hours.

# homeless - Monday 15 October, 2018

Rough sleeping banned in Hungary as new homelessness law comes into force
# Banned
# Banned

Rough sleeping banned in Hungary as new homelessness law comes into force

Oct 15th 2018, 1:56 PM 47,807 Views 81 Comments

A constitutional amendment approved by the parliament in June banned “habitual residence in a public space”.

'A detrimental impact on children': 19 babies born into a homeless charity's services last year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A detrimental impact on children': 19 babies born into a homeless charity's services last year

Updated Oct 15th 2018, 12:40 PM 11,149 Views 24 Comments

Depaul Ireland launched its 2017 annual report today.

# homeless - Sunday 14 October, 2018

'He chose to die at home. The hostel was his home': Lynn Ruane on hidden health problems in homelessness
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'He chose to die at home. The hostel was his home': Lynn Ruane on hidden health problems in homelessness

Oct 14th 2018, 8:30 PM 22,487 Views 13 Comments

The health rights of people in emergency accommodation are not a subject that comes up often enough, writes Lynn Ruane.

# homeless - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'
# Housing
# Housing

'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'

Oct 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,899 Views 29 Comments

Victor Duggan takes a deep dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of the housing measures in Budget 2019.

# homeless - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Oct 9th 2018, 6:00 PM 12,249 Views 12 Comments

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

# homeless - Friday 5 October, 2018

Over 94% of rental properties beyond reach of people dependent on state housing benefits
# Simon Community
# Simon Community

Over 94% of rental properties beyond reach of people dependent on state housing benefits

Oct 5th 2018, 8:03 AM 14,708 Views 79 Comments

A recent study found that, of 561 properties, 34 were available within Rent Supplement and HAP limits.

# homeless - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'We're conning our young people': Thousands take part in Raise the Roof protest
# Housing
# Housing

'We're conning our young people': Thousands take part in Raise the Roof protest

Oct 3rd 2018, 5:19 PM 20,386 Views 139 Comments

The protest today coincided with a debate in the Dáil on a motion on housing.

# homeless - Sunday 30 September, 2018

CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures

Sep 30th 2018, 10:00 PM 20,513 Views 33 Comments

The CSO statisticians will be assisting the department with its housing data, but not homeless figures.

# homeless - Saturday 29 September, 2018

'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'

Sep 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,813 Views 22 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a morning this week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to homeless people and drug users in Dublin.

# homeless - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified

Sep 27th 2018, 5:05 PM 15,084 Views 60 Comments

The Department of Housing recorded 9,527 people in emergency accommodation last month.