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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Yesterday’s News

Number of homeless people up for fifth month in a row to 10,325
# Housing
# Housing

Number of homeless people up for fifth month in a row to 10,325

Fri 4:45 PM 7,577 Views 14 Comments

There are 3,028 children in emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Limerick residents protest demolition of two houses as local homeless numbers increase
# Moyross
# Moyross

Limerick residents protest demolition of two houses as local homeless numbers increase

Wed 3:30 PM 12,525 Views 7 Comments

In April, homelessness in County Limerick was 27% higher than it was in the previous April.

# homelessness - Thursday 16 June, 2022

The Explainer: Why have homeless figures risen in Ireland?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why have homeless figures risen in Ireland?

Jun 16th 2022, 6:31 PM 4,237 Views 3 Comments

We speak to Mike Allen from Focus Ireland to find out more.

# homelessness - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Peter McVerry 'has never been more depressed' about housing as homelessness tops 10,000
# Raise The Roof
# Raise The Roof

Peter McVerry 'has never been more depressed' about housing as homelessness tops 10,000

May 31st 2022, 3:25 PM 18,778 Views 58 Comments

For the first time since the pandemic, the number of adults and children registered as homeless has reached five figures.

# homelessness - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Report on increasing HAP rates released soon as pressure mounts on government over homelessness
# Housing
# Housing

Report on increasing HAP rates released soon as pressure mounts on government over homelessness

May 29th 2022, 7:00 AM 17,896 Views 6 Comments

The number of people who were homeless nationwide in the last week of April was 10,049.

# homelessness - Friday 27 May, 2022

Charities sound alarm as homeless figures reach 10,000 for first time since Covid lockdown
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Charities sound alarm as homeless figures reach 10,000 for first time since Covid lockdown

Updated May 27th 2022, 9:26 PM 26,448 Views 32 Comments

It’s the fourth consecutive month that a rise in the number of people accessing emergency accommodation has been recorded.

# homelessness - Friday 29 April, 2022

Housing Minister says rising homeless figure a 'serious concern'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Housing Minister says rising homeless figure a 'serious concern'

Apr 29th 2022, 4:43 PM 19,599 Views 58 Comments

Figures released by the Department of Housing show that in March 9,825 people were homeless.

# homelessness - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

Number of people sleeping rough in Dublin down 27% on same time last year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Number of people sleeping rough in Dublin down 27% on same time last year

Apr 19th 2022, 4:32 PM 9,267 Views 8 Comments

Figures recorded by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive show that 91 people were sleeping rough in Dublin from 28 March to 3 April.

# homelessness - Friday 25 March, 2022

Charities raise concerns over inflation as over 9,000 people access emergency accomodation in February
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Charities raise concerns over inflation as over 9,000 people access emergency accomodation in February

Mar 25th 2022, 3:10 PM 7,037 Views 13 Comments

The Department of Housing released the latest figures this afternoon.

# homelessness - Friday 25 February, 2022

Charities express dismay as over 9,000 people in emergency accommodation in January
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Charities express dismay as over 9,000 people in emergency accommodation in January

Feb 25th 2022, 5:03 PM 9,118 Views 11 Comments

Official homeless figures for January indicate that there are now 6,587 adults and 2,563 children accessing emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Monday 21 February, 2022

Government awarded E grade over child homelessness and urged to take immediate action
# Children's Rights Alliance
# Children's Rights Alliance

Government awarded E grade over child homelessness and urged to take immediate action

Feb 21st 2022, 5:52 PM 11,173 Views 10 Comments

In December 2021 there were 1,077 families experiencing homelessness and 2,451 homeless children.

# homelessness - Saturday 19 February, 2022

Recommendations for reform of garda vetting pushed back due to 'complex' nature of review
# Ichh
# Ichh

Recommendations for reform of garda vetting pushed back due to 'complex' nature of review

Feb 19th 2022, 7:30 AM 18,319 Views 0 Comments

An inter-departmental group was due to submit its recommendations at the end of 2021 but this deadline was missed.

# homelessness - Friday 7 January, 2022

Over 9,000 in emergency accommodation in November, as figures rise for the sixth month running
# Homelessness Report
# Homelessness Report

Over 9,000 in emergency accommodation in November, as figures rise for the sixth month running

Jan 7th 2022, 3:56 PM 7,637 Views 17 Comments

Homelessness is highest in Dublin, with 4,568 adults in emergency accommodation being reported.

# 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 9,274 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 11,060 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 22,744 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 22,795 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 13,310 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 18,768 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 11,594 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 16,575 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 35,430 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 14,547 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 16,247 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 21,630 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 6,981 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 8,071 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 38,658 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 14,043 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 17,687 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 31,008 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 8,474 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 24,672 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 72,107 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 29,558 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 11,329 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 27,392 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 9,455 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 76,538 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 6,281 Views 9 Comments

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

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