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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 17°C

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David Hall challenges appointment of inspector to probe affairs of collapsed charity ICHH
Hall, the former chairman of ICHH, claims that the investigation is flawed because of the strained personal history he has with one of the two persons.
Recommendations for reform of garda vetting pushed back due to 'complex' nature of review
An inter-departmental group was due to submit its recommendations at the end of 2021 but this deadline was missed.
Dublin councillors again defer vote to fill Anthony Flynn's council seat
ICHH volunteer Geraldine Molloy was put forward last October by a number of Independent councillors to fill the seat.
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Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement
Councillors have to date failed to reach a consensus on who should fill the seat left vacant after Flynn’s death.
Councillors were due to vote on replacing Anthony Flynn in October but were split over how to proceed
Some councillors are backing a volunteer from Inner City Helping Homeless, the charity Flynn co-founded
However others say the vote should be deferred until various investigations are complete, writes Órla Ryan
Dublin councillors at odds over filling Anthony Flynn's seat amid ICHH controversy
Dublin councillors at odds over filling Anthony Flynn's seat amid ICHH controversy
A number of councillors want Flynn to be replaced on Monday, while others want the vote to be postponed.
Some DCC members want Flynn to be replaced on Monday, while others want the vote postponed, Órla Ryan reports
A number of independent councillors are set to put forward Geraldine Molloy, an ICHH volunteer, to fill the seat
Mannix Flynn questioned bringing in a candidate while investigations into ICHH are ongoing
Dublin's homelessness authority to crack down on 'unofficial' services after ICHH scandal
Garda Commissioner says vetting for homelessness staff to be reviewed
Dublin's homelessness authority to crack down on 'unofficial' services after ICHH scandal
However, volunteers say hundreds of people could go without food if certain services are shut down.
Brendan Kenny says there is "currently no vetting on many people who are actually interacting directly with homeless people"
Volunteers say hundreds of people could go without food if certain services are shut down, Órla Ryan reports
"We don't want to be a charity or a business. We're volunteers, we just want to feed the people who need us and go home"
Dublin's homelessness authority wants ICHH to be wound up 'as soon as possible'
Garda Commissioner says vetting for homelessness staff to be reviewed
Social Democrats TD has 'declined' offer to take up role as chair of ICHH board
The Dublin homeless charity has been embroiled in controversy in recent weeks.
Councillor Christy Burke takes up role as ICHH chair after David Hall resigns
David Hall resigned on Friday due to threats made to him, he told two newspapers.
Dublin homeless charity suspends employee as inquiry launched over 'serious matters'
The Charities Regulator has been contact in relation to the matter.
Balloons left outside Leinster House to represent the 56 people who have died in homeless services in Dublin this year
A review is being carried out into the increase in the deaths of people accessing homeless services.
'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.
'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.
Homeless family of seven offered sleeping bags at Dublin garda station
A local councillor called the situation ‘barbaric’.
'We need to stop this': Homelessness figures reach 10,000 for seventh consecutive month
A total of 10,338 people were in emergency accommodation in August.
'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.
More homeless families living in hotels, despite Government claim that hubs are 'best response' to crisis
More families are continuing to live in hotels a year after the government pledged to end the practice.
15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing?
Earlier this week, Sinn Féin said it will move to have Murphy removed from office when the Dáil resumes this month.
Mother and one-year-old child walk streets waiting to hear about accommodation for the night
One woman was left with nowhere to go earlier this week after she says she was told her child wasn’t registered as homeless.
Family who spent night in garda station offered three-bedroom apartment on trial basis
Margaret Cash and six of her children spent the night in Tallaght Garda Station last week.
Family which spent night in garda station offered 'evening only' accommodation
Margaret Cash is understood to be in contact with the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive about trying to secure accommodation for her and her family.
Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office
There were a record 9,872 people in emergency accommodation in June.
Dublin City Council issues €500k tender for homeless accommodation booking system
The contract also includes the provision of training for staff who will be using the system.
Hydration stations to be set up for rough sleepers in Dublin as temperatures soar
A charity group has also appealed for donations of water and sunscreen.
'As temperatures drop, there's a fear for life' - Volunteer group operates day and night ahead of icy weather
The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive has said that over 165 extra beds have been made available because of the weather warning.
'It's a moral shame': Another 188 children have become homeless since the start of the year
There were 1,517 families with 3,267 children staying in emergency accommodation in January.
'Homelessness is not normal': Effort to kickstart national movement begins with laughter and song outside the Dáil
On a bitterly cold day, hundreds of people turned out to support the concert in support of the homeless.
Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them
The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.
'The problem is that these are institutions': Family hubs for homeless compared to direct provision
The number of children who are homeless is now at nearly 3,000.
This video of a homeless boy with cerebral palsy is going viral
The video was posted as part of a new awareness campaign by the group Inner City Helping Homeless.
Homeless families asked to pay €37 a week to live in 'hubs'
Family hubs are group accommodation units specifically for homeless families.
'My father used to beat me and my mother up for fun': A night on the streets with Dublin's rough sleepers
We went out with an outreach team to see what a night is like on the streets of Dublin.
'This is just a drop in the ocean': Pictures show rats and mould in emergency accommodation
Photographs were sent by a mother who lives with her children in the Dublin accommodation.
'We have our own beds now': Will family hubs be able to replace hotels for homeless families?
The Housing Minister has said hotels will no longer be used for homeless families by July.
Here's the song a homeless charity hopes will be Christmas number one
This time of year can be particularly difficult for people on the streets.
Questions raised after man dies on busy Dublin street
The man was found in the doorway of a Starbucks on Westmoreland Street in the city centre.
Woman helping homeless people at GPO has hot tea thrown in her face
A man has been arrested following the assault.
Enda Kenny was on the streets talking to homeless people last night
“He had his woolly hat on and his jacket on and his scarf and he walked around and he fed people.”
Dublin Mayor: It's 'bullsh*t' gardaí can't take in homeless under-18s without social worker
Christy Burke said it’s “unbelievable” that gardaí can’t take in under-18s who are sleeping rough without the presence of a social worker.
Charity calls on Housing Minister to meet homeless people tonight; she declines
The Inner City Helping Homeless group has urged Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan to ‘open her eyes’ and reconsider turning down their offer of meeting homeless people tonight.
Rough sleeper numbers up as Dublin's inner city hits 'crisis point'
The council’s homeless executive admitted it’s spending more than it would like placing families in hotels because of the demand on services but said that’s better than leaving them on the streets.