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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Homeless

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# winter truce
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.
# homeless in dublin
'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.
# Homelessness
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.
# strokestown
'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.
# collectors
'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.
# Homeless
'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.
# Homeless
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.
# november figures
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.”
# appeal
'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.
# Homelessness
'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.
# homeless at christmas
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.
# hap scheme
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.
# give a helping hand
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.
# Debate
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.
# Waiting Lists
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.
# meet lily
Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character
Lily will help teach viewers about homelessness, a growing problem in many countries.
# Homelessness
'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.
# Annual Report
'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.
# help at christmas
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.
# homeless to home
'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.
# pmv trust
'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.
# Class Act
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.
# Homelessness
Increase in number of rough sleepers in Dublin, latest official count shows
The Rough Sleeper Count is carried out every spring and winter.
# Demonstration
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.
# Protest
'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.
# Homeless figures
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.
# take back the city
Residential Tenancies Board hearing cancelled after protesters occupy office over family's eviction
Activists are calling for a greater level of independence on the board.
'Amazing footballers see their talent as a distant memory - overpowered by isolation, addiction, homelessness'
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.
# Housing Crisis
'People are sick and tired': Grassroots groups hold day of action ahead of housing protest next month
Since the summer, the country has seen a rise in housing activists taking action to raise awareness over housing issues.
# Sandyford
'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing
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.
# i hope you grow
Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'
The children said they wanted to share the difficulties they have experienced but also to share their hope with other children in tough situations.
# Sandyford
'We work, we pay tax': 'Hidden homeless' family protest against sale of Nama site
The site already has planning permission for more than 450 apartments.
# cook street
'Rough sleeper' found dead on Dublin City Centre street
He was found on Cook Street at 8am this morning.
# Report Card
Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system
Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.
# Housing First
The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it
Finland provides a positive example of what can be done to end long-term homelessness.
# Homelessness
The number of homeless children in Ireland has risen by 136 in the space of a month
There are now collectively 9,698 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.
# novas
370% increase in demand for homeless organisation's services since 2010
Novas supported 4,572 people in 2017, an increase of 29% from the previous year.
# crisis
Families 'could end up on streets' as council takes over emergency service from homeless charity
The phone line was previously run by Focus Ireland – now families will have to call the general rough sleeper line after hours.
# Banned
Rough sleeping banned in Hungary as new homelessness law comes into force
A constitutional amendment approved by the parliament in June banned “habitual residence in a public space”.