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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Saturday 1 October, 2022

'I want the homeless number to come down': Short-term let controls on the way, says minister
# HOUSING SUPPLY
# HOUSING SUPPLY

'I want the homeless number to come down': Short-term let controls on the way, says minister

Sat 7:00 PM 15,571 Views 33 Comments

Changes to the homeless HAP are also on the way.

# homelessness - Friday 30 September, 2022

Homelessness: Record high of 10,805 people in emergency accommodation last month
# Record Figures
# Record Figures

Homelessness: Record high of 10,805 people in emergency accommodation last month

Updated Fri 3:50 PM 19,625 Views 44 Comments
  • In total, there were 7,585 adults who accessed emergency accommodation in the last week of August.
  • There were also 3,220 children recorded as accessing emergency accommodation.
  • August is the eighth consecutive month where the number of people accessing emergency accommodation has risen.

# homelessness - Monday 26 September, 2022

Owners regain possession of Parkgate House after arrests of activists, court hears
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Owners regain possession of Parkgate House after arrests of activists, court hears

Sep 26th 2022, 5:19 PM 20,977 Views 0 Comments

One activist told the court that the state’s attitude to homelessness was to say that ‘it can’t do anything about it’.

# homelessness - Thursday 22 September, 2022

'Grimmest situation I've ever seen': Dublin Simon dealing with unprecedented levels of homelessness
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Grimmest situation I've ever seen': Dublin Simon dealing with unprecedented levels of homelessness

Updated Sep 22nd 2022, 2:48 PM 16,321 Views 28 Comments

‘The present thing for homeless people is they are without hope. It’s despair. It’s exhaustion,’ he said.

# homelessness - Monday 19 September, 2022

O'Brien says more 'good landlords' needed to end historic level of homelessness
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

O'Brien says more 'good landlords' needed to end historic level of homelessness

Updated Sep 19th 2022, 12:42 PM 27,604 Views 46 Comments

‘I’m not here to say everything is grand because it’s not,’ he stated.

# homelessness - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

'Six years ago we were in a bank's mortgage ad - now we're couch surfing'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

'Six years ago we were in a bank's mortgage ad - now we're couch surfing'

Sep 13th 2022, 6:00 AM 70,802 Views 27 Comments

There have been calls for the government to collect data on this kind of ‘hidden homelessness’.

# homelessness - Friday 26 August, 2022

Homelessness: Record high 10,568 people in emergency accommodation last month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Homelessness: Record high 10,568 people in emergency accommodation last month

Updated Aug 26th 2022, 8:09 PM 33,018 Views 77 Comments

In total, there were 7,431 adults accessing emergency accommodation in the last week of July.

# homelessness - Monday 8 August, 2022

SF's Ó Broin calls for urgent action to prevent homelessness amid spike in Notices to Quit
# Housing
# Housing

SF's Ó Broin calls for urgent action to prevent homelessness amid spike in Notices to Quit

Aug 8th 2022, 9:23 AM 22,672 Views 86 Comments

From April 2021 until the end of June 451 investigations have been initiated by the RTB against landlords.

# homelessness - Friday 29 July, 2022

June homelessness report shows all-time highs in several categories
# Crisis
# Crisis

June homelessness report shows all-time highs in several categories

Jul 29th 2022, 4:15 PM 8,640 Views 18 Comments

A total of 10,492 people, including 1,385 families with 3,071 children, are homeless.

# homelessness - Sunday 10 July, 2022

'Truly shocking' homeless figures as rentals available through HAP drop 46% since March
# Housing
# Housing

'Truly shocking' homeless figures as rentals available through HAP drop 46% since March

Jul 10th 2022, 11:59 AM 25,128 Views 53 Comments

The study says that outside of Dublin, properties available to rent within HAP limits are worryingly low.

# homelessness - Saturday 2 July, 2022

FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland?

Jul 2nd 2022, 9:00 PM 31,000 Views 0 Comments

The claim was made by Cian O’Callaghan last week.

# homelessness - Friday 24 June, 2022

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

Jun 24th 2022, 4:45 PM 8,545 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

Jun 22nd 2022, 3:30 PM 12,612 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 4,292 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 18,891 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 18,048 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 26,624 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 19,642 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 9,337 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 7,076 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 9,135 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 11,201 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 18,351 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 7,653 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 9,298 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 11,143 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 22,943 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 22,845 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 13,330 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 18,782 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 11,608 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 16,590 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 35,444 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 14,565 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 16,261 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 21,650 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 7,017 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 8,085 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 38,760 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 14,102 Views 9 Comments

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

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