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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Homeless

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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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018
9,753 people were recording living in emergency accommodation in December.
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.
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.
Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year
Mary Lou McDonald has accused Leo Varadkar of ‘normalising child 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.
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.
More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban
The ‘trêve hivernale’ has been a part of French law since 1956.
'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO
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
Some 3,000 Christmas dinners will also be prepared and delivered to the homes of those in need.
'Give families a chance to stay in their homes': Hundreds attend anti-eviction protest in Roscommon
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said politicians need to bring in legislation to make sure recent incidents are not repeated.
'It can be damaging': People warned to avoid bogus charity collectors over Christmas
ICHH said that people posing as their volunteers had been reported collecting.
'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000
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
The beds form part of the 333 that were promised in the government’s winter strategy.
Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas
Eoghan Murphy: “It is very disappointing to see more children in emergency accommodation as we go into Christmas week.”
'I have no words': Rick O'Shea Book Club homeless charity appeal raises almost €36,000
O’Shea started the Christmas appeal in November to raise money for the Peter McVerry Trust.
'It's my home. I can say it however many times I like': Teenager homeless for over two years housed before Christmas
Amanda had previously spoken about the difficulties of living in homeless emergency accommdoation.
16-year-old living in a family hub: 'It kind of does kill your Christmas spirit'
RTÉ News interviewed 16-year-old Lauren Hogan, who became homeless in the summer of 2017.
Landlord to pay mother €7k after landlord refused to accept rent supplement money
The WRC’s Valerie Murtagh has found that the landlord discriminated against the woman.
Opinion: The Irish state is a very bad parent - when its children turn 18 they often end up on the streets
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.
Twelve PRACTICAL ways to help the homeless this Christmas and New Year
It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.
Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation?
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
A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.
Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character
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
A new report looks into the experiences of new families with young parents.
'We shouldn't accept homelessness as normal': 13,304 helped by Simon Communities last year
Figures for the first six months of 2018 suggest record numbers of people using its services.
This Luas is being filled with essential gifts for people in emergency accommodation
A Dublin homeless charity has joined forces with Luas again to help people in need this Christmas.
'I can't describe the feeling... Just to know that I can now live a proper life with my kids'
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
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
The 29 year-old and his wife Erin paid for accommodation and food for six people.
Increase in number of rough sleepers in Dublin, latest official count shows
The Rough Sleeper Count is carried out every spring and winter.
Thousands march through Dublin city centre to protest housing crisis
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
Today’s protest coincides with the anniversary of Jonathan Corrie who died near the Dáil four years ago.
The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month
There are now collectively 9,724 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.