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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'I didn't realise how heavy it weighed on me': Homeless family on getting keys to their council house

The couple lost their rental accommodation last year and found it impossible to find somewhere to live.

# homelessness - Thursday 14 March, 2019

An Post to offer homeless people addresses at post offices to avail of services

An Post is working with homeless charities and service providers to put the finishing touches to the service.

# homelessness - Monday 11 March, 2019

'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis

Today’s demonstration comes after a major housing rally held in Dublin city over the weekend.

# homelessness - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre

Nineteen refugees are among dozens of people searching for a new place to live.

# homelessness - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook'

Merchants Quay Ireland has issued an urgent appeal for funding for its Sunday dinner service.

# homelessness - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns

The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland

This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness

The government has also been criticised for not introducing national standards for emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Council Chief Executive criticised for saying good homeless services create demand

“Dublin is a major draw for people who are homeless,” Keegan said.

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic

Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.

# homelessness - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

15 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2018

Dublin City Council is budgeting to spend €154.42m on homeless services this year.

# homelessness - Sunday 10 February, 2019

The average monthly rent in Ireland is over €1,300 - €300 higher than the 2008 peak

Rents rose nationwide by an average of 9.8% in the 12 months to December 2018.

# homelessness - Friday 1 February, 2019

Cork Penny Dinners are opening overnight for the first time since the 1800s

The charity now feeds about 2,000 people per week.

'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol

A new study looked at the deaths of over 200 homeless people in Dublin over five years.

# homelessness - Thursday 31 January, 2019

This is what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight

There are a number of phone numbers available to contact if you see someone sleeping rough.

Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag'

DRHE director Eileen Gleeson said earlier this week that there was no shortage of beds and no need for anyone to sleep rough.

# homelessness - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018

9,753 people were recording living in emergency accommodation in December.

# homelessness - Friday 25 January, 2019

Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life'

Latest figures show that there are over 3,800 children living in emergency accommodation in Ireland.

# homelessness - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year

Mary Lou McDonald has accused Leo Varadkar of ‘normalising child homelessness’.

# homelessness - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction

The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.

# homelessness - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal'

Mike Allen appeared on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

# homelessness - Friday 11 January, 2019

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin

Edmund Honohan urged the Fianna Fáil leader to support a piece of legislation he wrote that is currently before the Dáil.

# homelessness - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal'

Former chair of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan made his comments on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

# homelessness - Monday 31 December, 2018

'We don't discharge people to the streets': The hospital dilemma of how to discharge a homeless person

32 homeless patients were admitted to St James’s Hospital during each of the months of September, October and November.

# homelessness - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

‘It’s a bit like Ready Steady Cook’: How FoodCloud and charities are fighting food poverty in the west of Ireland

As charities see demand increase this Christmas, the team behind FoodCloud is making things a little easier.

'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO

O’Connell Street is a hive of activity each Friday evening as groups provide services for those in need.

Over 450 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas Day dinner at the RDS today

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

# homelessness - Saturday 22 December, 2018

'It can be damaging': People warned to avoid bogus charity collectors over Christmas

ICHH said that people posing as their volunteers had been reported collecting.

The myth of the free council house: 'We're not just handing them over, that would be crazy'

Dublin City Council tenants paid a total of €78.3 million in rent last year.

# homelessness - Friday 21 December, 2018

'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said that Murphy should “do the decent thing and resign” in light of the new figures.

Peter McVerry Trust increases number of homeless beds to just under 1,000

The beds form part of the 333 that were promised in the government’s winter strategy.

# homelessness - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas

Eoghan Murphy: “It is very disappointing to see more children in emergency accommodation as we go into Christmas week.”

# homelessness - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

'It's my home. I can say it however many times I like': Teenager homeless for over two years housed before Christmas

Amanda had previously spoken about the difficulties of living in homeless emergency accommdoation.

# homelessness - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

16-year-old living in a family hub: 'It kind of does kill your Christmas spirit'

RTÉ News interviewed 16-year-old Lauren Hogan, who became homeless in the summer of 2017.

# homelessness - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Twelve PRACTICAL ways to help the homeless this Christmas and New Year

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

# homelessness - Friday 14 December, 2018

From The Daily Edge "We live in a time where a song's lyrics upsets us more than our own people living on the streets" Baby It's Cold Outside

"We live in a time where a song's lyrics upsets us more than our own people living on the streets"

A Cork man has made an eye opening video about homelessness.

Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation?

The debate around how many people are homeless in Ireland resurfaced again this week.

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house

A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.

# homelessness - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character Meet Lily This post contains videos

Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character

Lily will help teach viewers about homelessness, a growing problem in many countries.

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families

A new report looks into the experiences of new families with young parents.