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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# rough sleepers

Last year
Concerns raised for homeless population amid warnings of 'exceptionally' high temperatures next week
Major worries for rough sleepers include sunburn, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Number of people sleeping rough in Dublin down 27% on same time last year
Figures recorded by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive show that 91 people were sleeping rough in Dublin from 28 March to 3 April.
All time
Over 130 people located by council's rough sleeper app four months since launch
The Mendicity Institute believes the app cuts rough sleepers out of the conversation
'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street
Irene Coady Murphy said last night was particularly cold and they had run out of sleeping bags to give to rough sleepers.
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.
Lynn Ruane: How this French charity shop treats the homeless should inspire us to help our own
Communal meals, a chance to work and help to make a home – the scheme gives clients control of their lives.
There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high
A rough sleeper count also found 128 people sleeping on the streets in Dublin.
'Clearly isn't true': Dispute over claims there are enough beds for rough sleepers during cold snap
Mary Lou McDonald told the Dáil there were 86 people without a bed last night, but the DRHE said there was no shortage.
Record decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin in past six months
The numbers of people sleeping rough on the city’s streets dropped by just over 40% in the past six months.
Extra beds for rough sleepers as temperatures dip to below freezing
People who see rough sleepers have been advised to contact homeless charities.
14 people slept on Dublin streets during last night's blizzard
One person slept in a Garda station.
30 people slept on the streets of Dublin last night as temperatures fell to -5
Over 100 people were in a centre in Dublin.
Here's what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight
In Dublin last night there were over 200 reports about homeless people sleeping rough.
Dublin homeless executive received over 200 reports about rough sleepers overnight
The Taoiseach said only a small number of people refused the offer of accommodation.
'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.
'Sunday night, I made a commitment that there'd be no homeless people on the streets of Cork'
Businesses across Cork opened their doors to rough sleepers ahead of the arrival of Storm Ophelia.
Homeless man found dead in tent in Bray
This is the third death of a rough sleeper in recent weeks.
'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.
Number of homeless families and children reaches new record high
A rough sleeper count for Dublin found 138 adults sleeping on the street.
'Irish people are suckers for celebrity endorsements': Dublin council chief on Apollo House
Owen Keegan has criticised the occupation.
Fr Peter McVerry calls for immediate closure of Merchants Quay Night Cafe
The homelessness campaigner has hit out at the quality of beds on offer, and called some hostels “a disgrace”.
A homeless group is asking B&Bs to take in rough sleepers for Christmas
Cairdeas Homeless Action Group is offering to pay for homeless people to stay in B&Bs.
Number of rough sleepers on Dublin streets up 56% in last year
The Dublin Region Homeless Executive has confirmed there were 142 rough sleepers on the streets of the capital.
Number of adults and children in homeless families in Dublin trebles in two years
Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney has been highlighting arrangements in place for people who are homeless in the city.
Dunnes Stores sent warning letter from Dublin City Council over gates outside Grafton Street store
A homeless action group previously used the area in front of the store to set up a food stall.
At least 168 people were sleeping rough in Dublin last night
The number of rough sleepers in the capital has reached a record high.
Up by 1000%: A lot more people are sleeping on the streets of Cork than 5 years ago
The number of rough sleepers has more than doubled in the past two years.
Woman (18) and baby found on street after failing to get emergency accommodation
Mary Lou McDonald said homelessness is “out of control”.
This 100-bed homeless hostel in Dublin is going to remain open
Brú Aimsir on Dublin’s Thomas Street was opened in October 2015 but was slated to be closed.
Census will go to extra lengths to leave nobody uncounted
Special provisions have been put in place to ensure rough sleepers and those in emergency accommodation are counted.
More than 1,000 children under 8 will be homeless this Christmas
There are more than 1,600 children living in emergency accommodation.
Just yards from the lattés and those craft beer bars ... dozens upon dozens of needles
Every alleyway in the city is being used for injecting…
'Hugely worrying' upsurge in violence among Dublin rough-sleepers
A number of attacks on charity workers have made the headlines in recent weeks. A leading campaigner says it’s ‘very tense’.
Homeless pregnant woman with young son 'left without emergency accommodation'
“They tried to tell me to get someone to watch my son. I have no family who would do that.”
The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has just had the biggest decrease ever
Has the crisis been averted?
Could this 'Homeless Wrap' be saving lives on the streets?
Emily Duffy, a student from Limerick, has been displaying the ‘Homeless Wrap’ idea this week as part of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.
'The crisis is deepening': Record number of rough sleepers in Dublin
The latest count recorded 168 people sleeping rough.
€10m budget boost to end 'scourge of homelessness'
But rent supplement levels have not been touched.
What age, where, and how many: The data on homelessness in Ireland
How many people are sleeping rough in Wexford? Or how many are in emergency accommodation in Tipperary?
Homeless director says there are new cases of people sleeping rough in Dublin every night
Inner City Helping Homeless says a nightly run is now averaging 80 rough sleepers.