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#Homelessness

# 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 28,387 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 35,878 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 12,714 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 7,647 Views 13 Comments

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

# homelessness - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

'A systems accelerant': Pandemic prompted more single rooms in homeless accommodation
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A systems accelerant': Pandemic prompted more single rooms in homeless accommodation

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:01 AM 9,050 Views 2 Comments

Cooperation lead to very few deaths of homeless people in the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# homelessness - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Opinion: Opposition for opposition sake to Affordable Housing Plan short-changes young people and families
# Housing
# Housing

Opinion: Opposition for opposition sake to Affordable Housing Plan short-changes young people and families

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:58 PM 17,738 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Mary Fitzpatrick responds to opposition criticism of the government’s Affordable Housing Plan.

# homelessness - Friday 29 January, 2021

Homeless figures dip but charity warns of 'alarming rise' in homeless single people
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

Homeless figures dip but charity warns of 'alarming rise' in homeless single people

Jan 29th 2021, 3:47 PM 7,074 Views 14 Comments

Housing minister Darragh O’Brien said homelessness remains “unacceptably high”.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits

Jan 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,081 Views 13 Comments

Homeless numbers are down but Simon Communities says the full impact of the pandemic will only be seen when restrictions are lifted permanently.

# homelessness - Thursday 21 January, 2021

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

Jan 21st 2021, 6:55 AM 15,486 Views 77 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 52,837 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 23,193 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 21,119 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 26,254 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 20,990 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 14,598 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 13,171 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 26,850 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 32,652 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 30,708 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 16,437 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 13,734 Views 3 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 27,695 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 22,182 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 23,086 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 11,049 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 27,490 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 12,172 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 14,824 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 40,612 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 15,214 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 64,234 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 16,740 Views 30 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 8,631 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 50,115 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 28,903 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 18,469 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 24,891 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 21,322 Views 8 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 36,431 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 5,849 Views 10 Comments

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

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