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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Homelessness

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# homeless postcards
'They're not seen and definitely not heard': Why it's time for a homeless 'Rock the Vote' in Ireland
There are more than 6,300 homeless adults in Ireland and services say it is often difficult for people to register.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?
The way statistics on homelessness are compiled are completely different in the two jurisdictions.
# ge2020
Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election
We asked each political party where it stands on housing and homelessness policies in Ireland.
# Homelessness
Latest homeless figures show record monthly drop of 717 people
The drop of almost 7% is one of the largest monthly decreases recorded for the official homeless figures.
# ge2020
FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate
Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.
# Fine Gael
Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do'
The minister was out campaigning today.
# High Court
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
Homeless woman dies in Dublin city hostel
The death occurred yesterday in the Phoenix Lodge hostel.
# wilton terrace
Witness appeal after homeless man seriously injured as tent removed during clean-up
The incident happened on Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 on Tuesday afternoon.
# ge2020
'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.
# Homelessness
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.
# wilton terrace
Homeless man in serious condition after tent removed during clean-up in Dublin
Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.
# homeless crisis
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.
# Housing Crisis
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
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.
# give a helping hand
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.
# Housing First
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.
# General Election
Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'
The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.
# Protests
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.
# Dublin City Council
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.
# Homelessness
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’
# removed
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.
# mendicity institution
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.
# homeless crisis
'I am worried about the cold - it kills me': A night on duty with a Dublin homeless charity spent an evening with an outreach team helping homeless people in the city centre.
# Homelessness
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.
# Protest
'Shame on Leo': Thousands march through Dublin and Cork against homelessness
Protesters called on the government to do more to tackle homelessness.
# Housing
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.
# Homelessness
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.
# Eoghan Murphy
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.
# No Confidence
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.
# Avalon House
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.
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.
# Avalon House
'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
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.
# peter mcverry trust
'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
'Babies are being born homeless': Charity demands action from government on child homelessness
Focus Ireland launched an urgent Christmas appeal today.
# Homelessness
'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
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
'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.