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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Yesterday’s News

South Dublin County Council sued by homeless couple for failing to decide housing support application

The High Court heard that the council had failed in its duty towards the couple.

Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue

There are votes out there for politicians with ambitious and credible plans on housing, writes Focus Ireland’s Mike Allen

# homelessness - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Homeless woman dies in Dublin city hostel RIP

Homeless woman dies in Dublin city hostel

The death occurred yesterday in the Phoenix Lodge hostel.

Witness appeal after homeless man seriously injured as tent removed during clean-up

The incident happened on Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 on Tuesday afternoon.

# homelessness - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal'

The man was sleeping in his tent when it was being removed in an attempt to tidy the canal walk way.

Homeless man in serious condition after tent removed during clean-up in Dublin

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

# homelessness - Friday 3 January, 2020

Over 10,400 now in emergency accommodation, new figures show

The latest report showed that a total of 1,685 families are also in emergency accomodation.

# homelessness - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

# homelessness - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

500 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas dinner at the RDS today

Around 3,000 Christmas dinners will also be prepared and delivered to the homes of those in need.

# homelessness - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Here are some practical ways you can help homeless people this Christmas and New Year

It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.

# homelessness - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Peter McVerry Trust plans 100 housing units in 2020 after meeting targets a year ahead of schedule

The charity said that while this “isn’t about targets, it’s about delivering more homes”, it was delighted to be ahead of schedule.

# homelessness - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage' General Election This post contains videos

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'

The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.

# homelessness - Friday 13 December, 2019

Roads reopen and delays expected as housing protest finishes in the centre of Dublin

Last Friday, protesters also blocked off Aungier Street in a housing protest.

# homelessness - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Coats on Ha'penny Bridge could save someone's life, says organiser

On Saturday, Dublin City Council said that the coats would be removed for health and safety reasons.

Charity appeals to members of the public to stop donating soiled and dirty clothes

The Cork-based charity described some of the donations it received as ‘disgraceful’

# homelessness - Monday 9 December, 2019

Coats left on Ha'penny Bridge for homeless removed by DCC for 'health and safety' reasons

The council said that the coats would be “redistributed” through its homeless services.

Dublin's winter plan for rough sleepers 'doesn't go far enough', says CEO of city's oldest charity

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive activated its Cold Weather Strategy last month.

# homelessness - Sunday 8 December, 2019

'I am worried about the cold - it kills me': A night on duty with a Dublin homeless charity

TheJournal.ie spent an evening with an outreach team helping homeless people in the city centre.

# homelessness - Friday 6 December, 2019

Justice Minister orders urgent report into 'disturbing case' of homeless man in Mountjoy

The man has been on remand in prison for over a year.

# homelessness - Thursday 5 December, 2019

'Shame on Leo': Thousands march through Dublin and Cork against homelessness

Protesters called on the government to do more to tackle homelessness.

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help

“The Rent Pressure Zones are not working,” housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said.

Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017

That’s according to the charity’s annual report being launched today.

# homelessness - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time

There were 117 more people homeless in October than there was in September.

# homelessness - Monday 2 December, 2019

Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy

A motion of confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is being heard in the Dáil tomorrow night.

# homelessness - Friday 29 November, 2019

Plans for 150-bed homeless hostel on Dublin's Aungier Street shelved following local opposition

Peter McVerry Trust planned to open the hostel in Dublin 2 in January.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Families spend average of six months in homeless hubs, says housing charity

Families spend average of six months in homeless hubs, says housing charity

A new report from Respond found that only 8% of families supported by the charity received social housing in 2018.

'I'm sick of being railroaded': Angry scenes as locals meet to oppose State's largest homeless hostel

Avalon House in Dublin 2 is set to become a 150-bed homeless hostel in January.

# homelessness - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Disney Store wants security gate at Grafton Street shop to prevent homeless sleepers

An application for installing the gates was lodged in October by The Disney Store Ltd.

# homelessness - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

'Another disappointing and frustrating year': Homeless charity helped more people than ever in 2018

The Peter McVerry Trust released its annual report for 2018 today.

# homelessness - Sunday 17 November, 2019

'Babies are being born homeless': Charity demands action from government on child homelessness

Focus Ireland launched an urgent Christmas appeal today.

# homelessness - Friday 15 November, 2019

'If you said 50 years ago there would be families living in tents because they can't afford rent, I would have laughed'

The Dublin Simon Community is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. How different was the homeless problem back in 1969?

# homelessness - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Families should no longer be provided with one-night emergency accommodation, committee will recommend

Experts will instead suggest that stable placements in suitable temporary accommodation for families be provided.

# homelessness - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'The teachers hated me': High rate of school suspensions among homeless men revealed by new study

Failings in the school system increase the risk of homelessness, according to a new study.

# homelessness - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month

10,397 people were in emergency accommodation in Ireland in September.

# homelessness - Monday 28 October, 2019

Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas

“Bringing a vacant home back into use can change people’s lives for the better.”

# homelessness - Thursday 24 October, 2019

'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway'

Merchants Quay Ireland is launching its 2018 annual report today.

# homelessness - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Coveney: 'No five-year-old child should be eating their dinner from cardboard on the street'

A photo posted on online in recent days shows a boy eating his dinner from a piece of cardboard on the street.

# homelessness - Sunday 13 October, 2019

'Lost for words': Murdered homeless man remembered as talented chef and friend to many

Hourihane was beaten to death in a “tented village” in Cork city.

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