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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Saturday 25 December, 2021

'Children are afraid Santa won't find them': Homeless families face 'traumatic' Christmas
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

'Children are afraid Santa won't find them': Homeless families face 'traumatic' Christmas

Dec 25th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,163 Views 12 Comments

Over 2,500 children in Ireland are currently homeless.

# homelessness - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Government has 'lost its way' on child poverty, says Ombudsman for Children
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Government has 'lost its way' on child poverty, says Ombudsman for Children

Dec 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 10,775 Views 12 Comments

Ireland is one of just five other EU countries that has had above average numbers of children at risk of poverty for ten consecutive years.

# homelessness - Saturday 11 December, 2021

Complaints from people staying in Dublin homeless hostels jump from 34 in 2020 to 122 in 2021
# Dublin
# Dublin

Complaints from people staying in Dublin homeless hostels jump from 34 in 2020 to 122 in 2021

Dec 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,428 Views 0 Comments
  • The complaints related to drug use, alleged bullying and conditions in the facilities, Órla Ryan reports
  • A number of people reported being harassed or attacked by other residents
  • One person said the bed covers in their hostel were "covered in blood"

# homelessness - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants
# Housing Assistance Payment
# Housing Assistance Payment

Dublin Lord Mayor to tell Housing Minister that HAP scheme should include a deposit for tenants

Dec 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,636 Views 39 Comments

Alison Gilliland said funding an initial deposit could be key to keeping many people out of homeless services.

# homelessness - Monday 6 December, 2021

Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement
# Ichh
# Ichh

Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement

Dec 6th 2021, 12:01 AM 13,211 Views 0 Comments
  • Councillors were due to vote on replacing Anthony Flynn in October but were split over how to proceed
  • Some councillors are backing a volunteer from Inner City Helping Homeless, the charity Flynn co-founded
  • However others say the vote should be deferred until various investigations are complete, writes Órla Ryan

# homelessness - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

'I just remember thinking: 'Oh my God, this is our life'.'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'I just remember thinking: 'Oh my God, this is our life'.'

Nov 30th 2021, 4:39 PM 18,734 Views 0 Comments

Focus Ireland launched an art exhibition highlighting families living in homelessness today.

# homelessness - Friday 26 November, 2021

Nearly 9,000 in emergency accommodation in October as 'worrying' upwards trend continues
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Nearly 9,000 in emergency accommodation in October as 'worrying' upwards trend continues

Nov 26th 2021, 3:13 PM 11,549 Views 15 Comments

2,500 children were living in emergency accommodation last month.

# homelessness - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Taoiseach tells councils that families shouldn't be evicted from homeless accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Taoiseach tells councils that families shouldn't be evicted from homeless accommodation

Nov 24th 2021, 6:11 PM 16,517 Views 16 Comments

Micheál Martin has urged local authorities to ‘use common sense’.

# homelessness - Monday 1 November, 2021

Dublin homeless charity to be liquidated following sexual assault allegations
# ICHH Wind Down
# ICHH Wind Down

Dublin homeless charity to be liquidated following sexual assault allegations

Nov 1st 2021, 5:04 PM 35,346 Views 0 Comments

The charity’s assets are estimated to be in excess of €1 million.

Covid housing supports allowed drug users to 'better engage with treatment services'
# Ana Liffey Drug Project
# Ana Liffey Drug Project

Covid housing supports allowed drug users to 'better engage with treatment services'

Updated Nov 1st 2021, 4:19 PM 14,524 Views 3 Comments

It also led to a decreased reliance on drugs and alcohol among some service users.

# homelessness - Friday 29 October, 2021

Jump in number of homeless is 'serious concern', says Housing Minister
# Darragh O'Brien
# Darragh O'Brien

Jump in number of homeless is 'serious concern', says Housing Minister

Oct 29th 2021, 5:38 PM 16,201 Views 44 Comments

Latest figures showed there were 8,475 people who are homeless in September – the fourth consecutive month that the number has risen.

# homelessness - Sunday 10 October, 2021

'Unofficial money lenders' targeting people in queues at soup runs
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Unofficial money lenders' targeting people in queues at soup runs

Oct 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,522 Views 0 Comments
  • Concerns have been raised about so-called “unofficial money lenders” targeting people as they queue in soup runs
  • A number of people who work or volunteer in the homelessness sector have warned about the "worrying trend"
  • People borrow small amounts of cash but are charged around 40% in interest, Órla Ryan reports

# homelessness - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Opinion: Steps were taken to reduce homelessness during Covid - we shouldn't lose momentum
# Ireland Housing System
# Ireland Housing System

Opinion: Steps were taken to reduce homelessness during Covid - we shouldn't lose momentum

Oct 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,897 Views 15 Comments

Wayne Stanley of Simon Communities is asking Government to consider a Bill to prevent more people from slipping into homelessness.

# homelessness - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Charity helps record number of households to avoid homelessness
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

Charity helps record number of households to avoid homelessness

Oct 5th 2021, 10:44 AM 8,045 Views 4 Comments

Focus Ireland has launched its annual report.

# homelessness - Thursday 30 September, 2021

'I was vulnerable': Man who alleges he was assaulted by Anthony Flynn speaks out
# Ichh
# Ichh

'I was vulnerable': Man who alleges he was assaulted by Anthony Flynn speaks out

Sep 30th 2021, 11:00 PM 38,405 Views 0 Comments

An internal report for ICHH detailed four serious allegations made against the charity’s founder, Anthony Flynn.

# homelessness - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families

Sep 14th 2021, 7:36 AM 13,938 Views 9 Comments

Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.

# homelessness - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Eight babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year
# DePaul
# DePaul

Eight babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year

Sep 7th 2021, 5:45 PM 17,633 Views 19 Comments

Depaul Ireland launched its 2020 annual report today.

# homelessness - Thursday 2 September, 2021

Affordable and social homes, tackling vacant sites: Key points from the major new housing plan
# Govt Plan
# Govt Plan

Affordable and social homes, tackling vacant sites: Key points from the major new housing plan

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 5:38 PM 30,839 Views 112 Comments
  • A new housing plan launched today allocates €4 billion annual investment in housing.
  • It sets out how the government intends to shape Ireland's housing landscape over the next ten years.
  • The plan says it aims to "eradicate" homelessness by 2030.

# homelessness - Friday 27 August, 2021

Concern as number of homeless people rises for second consecutive month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Concern as number of homeless people rises for second consecutive month

Aug 27th 2021, 7:10 PM 8,414 Views 17 Comments

Charities say many indicators are pointing to further increases in homelessness later this year.

# homelessness - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents

Aug 17th 2021, 1:32 PM 24,586 Views 35 Comments

He said the policy of removing tents is “not very popular, but we do it because we don’t believe it’s appropriate”.

# homelessness - Thursday 12 August, 2021

Dublin homeless charity suspends employee as inquiry launched over 'serious matters'
# Inner City Helping Homeless
# Inner City Helping Homeless

Dublin homeless charity suspends employee as inquiry launched over 'serious matters'

Aug 12th 2021, 9:07 PM 72,079 Views 0 Comments

The Charities Regulator has been contact in relation to the matter.

Just 63 rental properties within standard HAP rate available in June across Ireland
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Just 63 rental properties within standard HAP rate available in June across Ireland

Aug 12th 2021, 6:45 AM 29,284 Views 44 Comments

According to a new report, there were no properties available within standard HAP limits for a single person in June.

# homelessness - Friday 30 July, 2021

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month

Jul 30th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,285 Views 11 Comments

Homeless campaigners have called for plans that address the particular challenges facing lone parents.

# homelessness - Friday 16 July, 2021

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
# Obligatory Housing
# Obligatory Housing

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness

Jul 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 27,338 Views 38 Comments

Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.

# homelessness - Monday 12 July, 2021

Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears

Jul 12th 2021, 1:53 PM 9,433 Views 10 Comments

The report said the Housing First initiative should be “significantly expanded”.

# homelessness - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

'The sooner it's boarded up the better': Official wanted door to be blocked to stop homeless person 'moving in'
# Rathmines
# Rathmines

'The sooner it's boarded up the better': Official wanted door to be blocked to stop homeless person 'moving in'

Jul 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 76,485 Views 75 Comments
  • An official wrote the email before the doorway at the Rathmines college was covered with wooden hoardings in late May, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • The boarding up of the location prompted an outcry on social media because the location had been frequented by a man who slept rough.
  • Official statements at the time suggested that the doorway was boarded up to facilitate Leaving Certificate exams in June.

# homelessness - Friday 25 June, 2021

Homelessness figures dip but charity warns of lengthy spells in emergency accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homelessness figures dip but charity warns of lengthy spells in emergency accommodation

Jun 25th 2021, 3:45 PM 6,266 Views 9 Comments

May stats show that there are 5,843 adults in emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 12:29 PM 22,000 Views 14 Comments

Six in 10 people are struggling with suicide ideation and half are struggling with self-harm, according to a new survey.

# homelessness - Monday 14 June, 2021

Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April

Jun 14th 2021, 4:07 PM 9,606 Views 13 Comments

There were 5,806 individuals in emergency accommodation in Dublin last month.

# homelessness - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless

Jun 2nd 2021, 2:14 PM 7,567 Views 7 Comments

A new report from Dublin County Council found that there is a higher mortality rate among single homeless people.

# homelessness - Friday 28 May, 2021

Hoardings were put up where homeless man was known to sleep to 'prepare building for Leaving Cert'
# Rathmines
# Rathmines

Hoardings were put up where homeless man was known to sleep to 'prepare building for Leaving Cert'

May 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 49,049 Views 41 Comments

The man has since been contacted by homeless services.

# homelessness - Friday 7 May, 2021

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing

May 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,939 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Ó Broin says these people should be included in the government’s homelessness figures.

# homelessness - Thursday 6 May, 2021

38 deaths in homeless services in first three months of this year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

38 deaths in homeless services in first three months of this year

May 6th 2021, 9:36 PM 18,217 Views 19 Comments

North Inner City Councillor Anthony Flynn said the report on the 79 deaths in Dublin last year needs to be published urgently.

# homelessness - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home

Updated May 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 148,762 Views 193 Comments

The housing expert says the investor takeover of homes is no accident – it’s Government policy.

# homelessness - Monday 3 May, 2021

Over 130 people located by council's rough sleeper app four months since launch
# Rough Sleepers
# Rough Sleepers

Over 130 people located by council's rough sleeper app four months since launch

May 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 18,616 Views 16 Comments

The Mendicity Institute believes the app cuts rough sleepers out of the conversation

# homelessness - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made
# Chop Chop
# Chop Chop

Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made

Updated Apr 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 74,454 Views 115 Comments

The Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday and Thursday before signing off on plans for the easing of restrictions in May.

# homelessness - Saturday 3 April, 2021

'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'
# Veterans
# Veterans

'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'

Apr 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 28,966 Views 22 Comments

More needs to be done to help veterans who previously served in the Defence Forces, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel has said.

# homelessness - Friday 2 April, 2021

Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers
# Covid19
# Covid19

Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 36,547 Views 45 Comments

Dublin’s rough sleepers have been relying on the two public toilets locations in the city centre.

# homelessness - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list

Mar 9th 2021, 5:35 PM 14,205 Views 25 Comments

Last year the State delivered just over 5,000 new build social homes.

# homelessness - Friday 26 February, 2021

Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say

Feb 26th 2021, 3:19 PM 7,965 Views 13 Comments

The latest figures show that there were 8,313 men, women and children in emergency accommodation in January.

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