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Sunday 3 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# homelessness crisis

Last year
Slight drop in number of people attending emergency accommodation in December
Despite the drop in figures, homelessness organisations have raised concerns that they may begin to rise again.
All time
Slight drop in November's homeless figures, as non-profits call for extension to eviction ban
The total number of people presenting at emergency accommodation was 8,484 in November.
Taoiseach declares homeless and housing crisis a national emergency
Leo Varadkar said the latest homeless figures are “disturbing”.
'I heard this guy say 'Good man, Brady. Up Mayo.' And I turned over across the street and it was a homeless man'
Former Mayo footballer David Brady was one of the organisers of the Gaelic Voices for Change #SolidaritySleepout at the weekend.
'You're giving back dignity': Meet the man who fits dentures for the homeless outside the GPO
Kevin Shanahan sees around 20 people during each of his O’Connell Street nighttime sessions.
'Emotional contributions' about Fine Gael's messaging on homelessness at party meeting
Comments by Leo Varadkar and junior housing minister Damien English have come in for criticism.
Children coming to school from hotels 'is a blight and a stain on our Republic' says principal
Addressing the annual conference of the NAPD, the organisation’s president called for more government support.
Taoiseach defends tweeting about Princess Diana on same day two homeless people died
Varadkar was speaking in an interview with TV3 News.
Locked out: Most people on housing benefits still can't afford to rent
The Simon Community study found that some 630 properties available to rent are beyond the reach of those on HAP.
'There's nowhere to have any form of normal life': The pressures facing Ireland's homeless children
The overall number of homeless children in the capital doubled in the past year – with 1,616 children now in emergency accommodation.
Emergency hostel set to close with loss of 100 beds for the homeless
The John’s Lane West homeless hostel will be re-purposed as a number of flats.
"I'm just terrified, I don't know if I'll make it in a hostel."
Council offices in Blanchardstown were occupied by protesters this morning, including one woman who said she’d be without a home within weeks…
Column: We are not approaching a homeless crisis, we are here – the crisis is underway
We have never before had a housing crisis of this scale that affects such a wide spectrum of people, writes Catherine Murphy TD.