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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Friday 25 September, 2020

# homelessness - Saturday 19 September, 2020

‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin

The figure to date in 2020 represents a rise from 34 across 2019 and 35 in 2018.

# homelessness - Friday 18 September, 2020

Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic

Homeless charity Depaul has helped 256 people move out of DP centres in recent months.

# homelessness - Monday 7 September, 2020

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation

Newly released data on complaints details the issues facing people in emergency living situations.

# homelessness - Friday 4 September, 2020

Homeless providers say an 'excess' of food services in Dublin 'undermines' their work

The review examined statutory-funded day services for Dublin’s homeless population.

# homelessness - Friday 28 August, 2020

Homeless figures rise in July amid warnings about end of eviction ban and rent freeze

It reverses a trend that saw the number of homeless people fall in recent months.

# homelessness - Friday 7 August, 2020

'A scream wouldn't help them': Cork homeless charity has had to pull men off women on the streets

Cork Penny Dinners says the coronavirus has put the already vulnerable community at greater risk.

# homelessness - Thursday 6 August, 2020

'Truly shocking': Call for better mental health supports as 31 homeless people die in Dublin this year

Since the beginning of July, 10 homeless people have died in the capital.

# homelessness - Friday 31 July, 2020

Homeless figures drop for fifth month in a row but charities warn government's actions may reverse this trend

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said that the number of people homeless is still “simply too high”.

# homelessness - Monday 27 July, 2020

'Unprecedented' deaths of five homeless people in Dublin in one week

A task force is being promised to find “immediate solutions”.

# homelessness - Monday 20 July, 2020

Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August

The emergency measure mean tenants cannot be forced to leave a property, and rent increases are prohibited.

# homelessness - Friday 10 July, 2020

Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely

The final decision will be made by Cabinet in the coming days.

# homelessness - Saturday 4 July, 2020

In Galway and Cork, concerns grow about 'sharp increase' in homelessness in coming months

Staff who work with Simon Community say the last few months have been a struggle.

# homelessness - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds

Sixty-three homeless people were diagnosed with Covid-19 and there was one death, a fraction of what had been predicted.

# homelessness - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme

Darragh O’Brien said he wants to ensure houses ranging in price from €160,000 to €250,000 will be available.

# homelessness - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

# homelessness - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

# homelessness - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show

Figures for April show that there were 572 fewer people in emergency accommodation compared to March.

# homelessness - Monday 11 May, 2020

Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation

The number of families in emergency accommodation is now at its lowest point since May 2017.

# homelessness - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis

There has been a 15% increase in the number of people receiving Rent Supplement since Covid-19 restrictions began.

# homelessness - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Number of people in emergency accommodation drops below 10,000, latest figures show

There are 241 fewer people on the Department of Housing’s homeless list compared with last month.

# homelessness - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless

The event is due to take place this Saturday.

# homelessness - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Disney's Grafton Street shop gets green light for security gate to prevent rough sleepers

Planning permission was granted after revised plans for the mesh security gate were lodged.

# homelessness - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148

Eoghan Murphy said that his priority during the Covid-19 pandemic would be the safety of those in emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister

Staff working in homeless services have been deemed essential personnel.

# homelessness - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold

New measures have seen ‘soft’ services for homeless people close across the country.

# homelessness - Friday 27 March, 2020

Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions

The service will be managed by Depaul and will be staffed by the HSE and other Section 39 organisations.

# homelessness - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak

Homeless services and local councils have been working to prepare for the spread of Covid-19.

# homelessness - Saturday 21 March, 2020

More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said more places will be secured as needed.

# homelessness - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis

The film, written by Roddy Doyle, follows a homeless family over 36 hours.

# homelessness - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

# homelessness - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'

The number of people homeless in December 2019 dipped below 10,000 before rising above that figure again in January 2020.

# homelessness - Thursday 27 February, 2020

The number of people who are homeless has risen to over 10,000 again

6,697 adults and 3,574 children were in emergency accommodation in January.

# homelessness - Friday 21 February, 2020

19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019

One hotel received payments between €4 million and €5 million.

# homelessness - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'They're not seen and definitely not heard': Why it's time for a homeless 'Rock the Vote' in Ireland

There are more than 6,300 homeless adults in Ireland and services say it is often difficult for people to register.

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?

The way statistics on homelessness are compiled are completely different in the two jurisdictions.

# homelessness - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election

We asked each political party where it stands on housing and homelessness policies in Ireland.

# homelessness - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Latest homeless figures show record monthly drop of 717 people

The drop of almost 7% is one of the largest monthly decreases recorded for the official homeless figures.

# homelessness - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

# homelessness - Friday 17 January, 2020

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