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# Homelessness

# Homelessness
20 homeless deaths in Dublin in first four months of 2023
In all of 2022, 45 people accessing homelessness services in Dublin died.
Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# housing committee
Having a job is 'no longer a way out of homelessness', TDs told
Wayne Stanley said the issue is arising particularly where younger people are gaining employment despite living in emergency accommodation.
# Housing
Leo Varadkar says he believes homeless figures will fall
There were 12,259 people in emergency accommodation last month.
# Income Tax
Peter McVerry says Varadkar has his 'priorities wrong' when it come to tax cuts
‘My priority, if you have €1.5 billion to give away, are the hundreds of thousands struggling to make ends meet,’ McVerry said.
# Homelessness
Housing minister defends Govt approach after last week's record high homeless figures
Figures published on Friday showed there were 12,259 people in emergency accommodation last month.
Last month
May 2023
# Housing
Homelessness hits record high again as 12,259 people in emergency accommodation in April
The figure includes 3,594 children.
# Paris 2024
Homeless people to be moved out of Paris ahead of 2024 Olympics
The French government claim there will be a shortage of accommodation in Paris during the Rugby World Cup from September and the Olympics next summer.
'Not going back to hostels': The Dublin tenants resisting eviction on Harrington Street
A report by
Jamie McCarron
Tánaiste Micheál Martin said that the RTB would be investigating the matter.
# Homelessness
84 homeless people died during 2019, mostly in Dublin
93% of those who died had a history of drug and alcohol use, and 55% of deaths were primarily the result of poisoning caused by drugs.
# Homelessness
Irish Refugee Council has 'grave concerns' for safety of asylum seekers living in tents
The council said it is “no longer tenable” for those living in tents to not be offered supports ‘because of their status and country of origin”.
# Ernst and Young
Family homeless in eviction after receiver refused council's offer to pay top price for property
The housing department says councils can offer to pay the upper range valuation where tenants are at risk of homelessness.
April 2023
# Homelessness
Homelessness record broken again as 11,988 people in emergency accommodation in March
There were 8,516 adults and 3,472 children in emergency accommodation last month.
There were 8,516 adults and 3,472 children in emergency accommodation last month.
The figures come as the Government's winter eviction ban lapsed on 1 April.
Focus Ireland has warned that the real impact of lifting the eviction ban is yet to be felt.
'We have no intention of leaving': Tathony House tenants facing eviction hold another rally
'Where will they go?': Coveney says invalid notices to quit should be challenged
# Threshold
Threshold says 75% of Notices to Quit for renovation they dealt with this year were invalid
Threshold said it supported 1,262 households to stay in their homes or secure alternative housing between January and March.
# sleeping rough
Number of people sleeping rough in Dublin falls by 9% compared to last year
75 of the 83 people found to be sleeping rough had previously been assessed by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive for homeless services.
# Homelessness
People sleeping rough in Phoenix Park asked to leave ahead of Biden visit
The Dublin Region Homeless Executive has been visiting a known camping site near the park’s Conyngham Road.
# eviction ban
Taoiseach says Govt did not have exact RTB figures when deciding to lift eviction ban
Questions have been raised about whether government knew the extent of the notices to quit that had been served.
# Peter McVErry
Peter McVerry issues apology over claim Taoiseach overruled minister on eviction ban
This evening, the Taoiseach said an apology was not needed from McVerry.
# Housing Crisis
Leo Varadkar: Housing constraints would impact whoever is in Government
Varadkar cited the rising cost of building materials as an issue.
Housing crisis: Protest to take place at Leinster House today as eviction ban ends
A report by
Tadgh McNally
Protestors are due to gather outside Leinster House at 1pm.
March 2023
# Homelessness
Housing crisis: Almost 12,000 in emergency accommodation in February, latest figures show
This is the first time in eight months where homeless figures have fallen.
# eviction stories
The end of the eviction ban: 'My kids ask me where are we going to live - and I have no idea'
Thousands of households are facing eviction, here are some of their stories.
# eviction ban
Taoiseach calls for 'accurate' language, says notices to quit are not evictions
The government has been under scrutiny in recent weeks for its decision to lift the eviction ban
# eviction ban
Celebrities and activists call on government to keep eviction ban in new campaign
Bressie, Mario Rosenstock and Fr Peter McVerry are among those featured in #KeeptheBan.
# Housing Crisis
Garda stations have no facilities to house families left homeless after eviction ban ends
Focus Ireland expects that a significant number of people will be made homeless after the eviction ban ends on 1 April.
# Housing Crisis
Nearly 5,000 eviction notices were served on tenants between July and September last summer
The rental sector is under scrutiny in the wake of the government’s decision not to extend the eviction ban.
# Housing Crisis
Varadkar: Ministers 'agonised' over decision to end eviction ban
The Taoiseach admitted that ending the ban was “hard to defend”.
# Housing
Varadkar says he doesn't believe reimposing the eviction ban would reverse rising homeless numbers
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the decision to end the ban was ‘cruel and heartless’.
# eviction ban
Extending eviction ban would reduce number of rental properties even more, says O'Brien
The Housing Minister formally announced today that the eviction moratorium will be lifted from 31 March
# Housing
Coalition leaders agree to lift eviction ban as planned on 31 March
It’s understood that Cabinet will discuss the moratorium on evictions coming to an end as planned on 31 March.
February 2023
# Renting
Government's mind is still not made up on whether to extend the eviction ban
Minister Heather Humphreys has reaffirmed that the government still deciding whether it will pursue an extension.
# Homelessness
Government still deciding on extending eviction ban for fear of 'making matters worse'
Jack Chambers said that extending the ban could lead to a surge in landlords leaving the market and evicting tenants when the ban eventually ends.
# Homelessness
Homelessness record broken again as 11,754 people in emergency accommodation in January
It is the seventh consecutive month that the record number has been broken.
# Housing Crisis
'The situation is getting worse and worse': PBP warn of homeless spike if eviction ban lapses
People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett called for the Government to support the eviction ban bill.
# rights of the child
UN rights committee 'seriously concerned' over children in Ireland experiencing homelessness
The UN Rights of the Child Committee published observations on Ireland today.
January 2023
# Ashtown
'Only a matter of time before someone is killed': Hundreds attend anti-racism event in Ashtown
Ruth Coppinger helped organise an anti-racist demonstration in Ashtown in Dublin yesterday evening.
# Minister for Housing
Government haven't yet decided to extend eviction ban despite record homelessness, says O'Brien
A new record high of 11,632 people are homeless, according to the latest official figure.
# Homelessness
Homelessness record broken again as 11,632 people in emergency accommodation in December
The Department of Housing published the figures this afternoon.
The Department of Housing published the figures this afternoon.
A total of 8,190 adults and 3,442 children were living in emergency accommodation during the week of 19 to 25 December.
Focus Ireland has called these figures "shameful".
55 asylum seekers left without accommodation since Citywest closure
New asylum accommodation might not be ready for five weeks, as charities prepare for influx
# Citywest
55 asylum seekers left without accommodation since Citywest closure
The International Protection Accommodation Service will continue to provide accommodation for families with children.
# Homelessness
New asylum accommodation might not be ready for five weeks, as charities prepare for influx
The news comes amid reports of people being forced into sleeping on the streets upon entering Ireland.
# Homelessness
47 people using or known to homeless services died in the Dublin area last year
The Council confirmed the figures do not include deaths in long-term accommodation, Housing First or visiting support teams.