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# Homelessness

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'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity
The latest report from the Simon Communities reveals the lack of affordable housing across the country.
Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths
The number of families accessing emergency accommodation has increased to 1,128.
865 families were in emergency accommodation in Dublin at the end of August
There were 8,702 people in emergency accommodation nationwide in August.
24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'
The former Regency Hotel – now The Bonnington Hotel – has been used since at least 2014 for housing homeless families.
A Dublin homelessness tour guide: 'It's given me a voice to shine a light on what life is like on the streets'
Kenny Eivers hopes his tour might help highlight the issues of homelessness in Dublin.
'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'
Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2019 this morning
Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation
The figures dropped slightly last month compared to July.
‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin
The figure to date in 2020 represents a rise from 34 across 2019 and 35 in 2018.
Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic
Homeless charity Depaul has helped 256 people move out of DP centres in recent months.
Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation
Newly released data on complaints details the issues facing people in emergency living situations.
Homeless providers say an 'excess' of food services in Dublin 'undermines' their work
The review examined statutory-funded day services for Dublin’s homeless population.
Homeless figures rise in July amid warnings about end of eviction ban and rent freeze
It reverses a trend that saw the number of homeless people fall in recent months.
'A scream wouldn't help them': Cork homeless charity has had to pull men off women on the streets
Cork Penny Dinners says the coronavirus has put the already vulnerable community at greater risk.
'Truly shocking': Call for better mental health supports as 31 homeless people die in Dublin this year
Since the beginning of July, 10 homeless people have died in the capital.
Homeless figures drop for fifth month in a row but charities warn government's actions may reverse this trend
Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said that the number of people homeless is still “simply too high”.
'Unprecedented' deaths of five homeless people in Dublin in one week
A task force is being promised to find “immediate solutions”.
Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August
The emergency measure mean tenants cannot be forced to leave a property, and rent increases are prohibited.
Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely
The final decision will be made by Cabinet in the coming days.
In Galway and Cork, concerns grow about 'sharp increase' in homelessness in coming months
Staff who work with Simon Community say the last few months have been a struggle.
Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds
Sixty-three homeless people were diagnosed with Covid-19 and there was one death, a fraction of what had been predicted.
'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme
Darragh O’Brien said he wants to ensure houses ranging in price from €160,000 to €250,000 will be available.
Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May
The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.
Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months
Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.
Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show
Figures for April show that there were 572 fewer people in emergency accommodation compared to March.
Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation
The number of families in emergency accommodation is now at its lowest point since May 2017.
'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis
There has been a 15% increase in the number of people receiving Rent Supplement since Covid-19 restrictions began.
Number of people in emergency accommodation drops below 10,000, latest figures show
There are 241 fewer people on the Department of Housing’s homeless list compared with last month.
Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless
The event is due to take place this Saturday.
Disney's Grafton Street shop gets green light for security gate to prevent rough sleepers
Planning permission was granted after revised plans for the mesh security gate were lodged.
February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148
Eoghan Murphy said that his priority during the Covid-19 pandemic would be the safety of those in emergency accommodation.
Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister
Staff working in homeless services have been deemed essential personnel.
Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold
New measures have seen ‘soft’ services for homeless people close across the country.
Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions
The service will be managed by Depaul and will be staffed by the HSE and other Section 39 organisations.
'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak
Homeless services and local councils have been working to prepare for the spread of Covid-19.
More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister
Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said more places will be secured as needed.
'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis
The film, written by Roddy Doyle, follows a homeless family over 36 hours.
'We were in crisis before coronavirus': Housing charities set aside rooms for homeless people who need to self-isolate
Homeless charities are preparing for Covid-19.
Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'
The number of people homeless in December 2019 dipped below 10,000 before rising above that figure again in January 2020.
The number of people who are homeless has risen to over 10,000 again
6,697 adults and 3,574 children were in emergency accommodation in January.
19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019
One hotel received payments between €4 million and €5 million.