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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Yesterday’s News

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required
# Opinion
# Opinion

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required

17 hours ago 13,740 Views 75 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says we have to set aside our obsession with the charitable model and instead fund preventative services and new homes.

# homelessness - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Deaths of two people sleeping rough in tents in Phoenix Park over Christmas confirmed
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Deaths of two people sleeping rough in tents in Phoenix Park over Christmas confirmed

Jan 5th 2021, 3:52 PM 52,377 Views 52 Comments

According to figures from the DRHE, there were at least 50 deaths among people who accessed homeless services in Dublin across last year.

# homelessness - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister
# Interview
# Interview

Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister

Dec 24th 2020, 6:30 PM 22,853 Views 31 Comments

Housing and tourism departments are in discussions about platform regulations.

# homelessness - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Practical ways to help people who are homeless this Christmas
# Helping Hands
# Helping Hands

Practical ways to help people who are homeless this Christmas

Dec 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,019 Views 12 Comments

It can be as simple as saying hello to someone when you see them on the streets.

# homelessness - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis
# Housing
# Housing

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis

Dec 16th 2020, 2:45 PM 25,974 Views 54 Comments

In Dublin, house prices have decreased by 1.5%, while apartment prices increased by 1%.

# homelessness - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year
# Lefroy House
# Lefroy House

Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year

Dec 3rd 2020, 9:35 AM 20,685 Views 18 Comments

Lefroy House is based on Eden Quay in Dublin City Centre and is run by the Salvation Army.

# homelessness - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Opinion: How the pandemic acted as a catalyst for change in delivering vital homelessness services
# Drug Treatment
# Drug Treatment

Opinion: How the pandemic acted as a catalyst for change in delivering vital homelessness services

Nov 28th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,469 Views 5 Comments

Tony Duffin, CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project describes how a shift in policy around Covid-19 brought about the changes to drug treatment that had been sought for years.

# homelessness - Friday 27 November, 2020

RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year

Nov 27th 2020, 11:54 AM 13,147 Views 23 Comments

Those in need can attend the mobile kitchen between 10am and 1pm on Christmas Day.

# homelessness - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Homeless charities express 'concern and upset' after bodies of two men found in Dublin
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless charities express 'concern and upset' after bodies of two men found in Dublin

Nov 25th 2020, 7:26 PM 26,820 Views 30 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the deaths, and they are not being treated as suspicious.

# homelessness - Thursday 5 November, 2020

'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'

Nov 5th 2020, 6:45 AM 32,572 Views 13 Comments

Over 11,600 people who are homeless or in addiction were helped by Merchants Quay Ireland in 2019.

# homelessness - Sunday 1 November, 2020

'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity
# Simon Communities
# Simon Communities

'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity

Nov 1st 2020, 6:13 PM 30,612 Views 50 Comments

The latest report from the Simon Communities reveals the lack of affordable housing across the country.

# homelessness - Friday 30 October, 2020

Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths

Oct 30th 2020, 5:48 PM 16,430 Views 9 Comments

The number of families accessing emergency accommodation has increased to 1,128.

# homelessness - Thursday 15 October, 2020

865 families were in emergency accommodation in Dublin at the end of August
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

865 families were in emergency accommodation in Dublin at the end of August

Oct 15th 2020, 6:48 PM 13,708 Views 2 Comments

There were 8,702 people in emergency accommodation nationwide in August.

# homelessness - Saturday 3 October, 2020

24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:00 AM 27,592 Views 11 Comments

The former Regency Hotel – now The Bonnington Hotel – has been used since at least 2014 for housing homeless families.

# homelessness - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

A Dublin homelessness tour guide: 'It's given me a voice to shine a light on what life is like on the streets'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

A Dublin homelessness tour guide: 'It's given me a voice to shine a light on what life is like on the streets'

Sep 30th 2020, 8:00 PM 22,130 Views 14 Comments

Kenny Eivers hopes his tour might help highlight the issues of homelessness in Dublin.

# homelessness - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'

Sep 29th 2020, 6:45 PM 23,046 Views 14 Comments

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2019 this morning

# homelessness - Friday 25 September, 2020

Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation

Sep 25th 2020, 3:38 PM 11,041 Views 14 Comments

The figures dropped slightly last month compared to July.

# homelessness - Saturday 19 September, 2020

‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin

Sep 19th 2020, 8:21 AM 27,456 Views 29 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Sep 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,121 Views 0 Comments

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
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation

Sep 7th 2020, 12:04 AM 14,799 Views 3 Comments

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
# Day Services
# Day Services

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

Sep 4th 2020, 6:20 AM 40,504 Views 40 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 4:26 PM 15,203 Views 25 Comments

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
# Cork Penny Dinners

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

Aug 7th 2020, 1:05 PM 64,180 Views 32 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Aug 6th 2020, 4:17 PM 16,733 Views 28 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Jul 31st 2020, 3:56 PM 8,628 Views 12 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Jul 27th 2020, 4:53 PM 50,072 Views 60 Comments

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

# homelessness - Monday 20 July, 2020

Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August
# Frozen
# Frozen

Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 9:07 PM 28,709 Views 57 Comments

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
# Renters
# Renters

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

Jul 10th 2020, 8:33 PM 18,459 Views 49 Comments

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
# Second Wave
# Second Wave

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

Jul 4th 2020, 9:00 PM 24,841 Views 54 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Jul 1st 2020, 9:36 AM 21,251 Views 9 Comments

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
# Property Ladder
# Property Ladder

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

Jun 30th 2020, 11:08 AM 36,237 Views 135 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

Jun 25th 2020, 4:43 PM 5,843 Views 10 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Jun 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 34,086 Views 46 Comments

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
# Homeless
# Homeless

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

Jun 4th 2020, 8:48 PM 9,247 Views 36 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation

May 11th 2020, 8:34 PM 11,813 Views 21 Comments

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
# The Other Crisis
# The Other Crisis

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

May 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 30,327 Views 77 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Apr 30th 2020, 6:41 PM 12,394 Views 25 Comments

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
# Big Rebel Sleep Out
# Big Rebel Sleep Out

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

Apr 21st 2020, 6:10 AM 13,171 Views 11 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Apr 2nd 2020, 11:54 AM 54,389 Views 90 Comments

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
# February Figures
# February Figures

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

Mar 31st 2020, 6:35 PM 12,449 Views 10 Comments

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

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