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# shelter - Saturday 18 January, 2020

New domestic abuse refuge in Galway will allow mothers to bring their teenage sons with them

Cope Galway said one women last year had to choose between staying in an abusive household with her sons or living in the refuge without them.

# shelter - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

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.

# shelter - Monday 16 October, 2017

Mini buses bring homeless people to extra 200 emergency beds in Dublin

Similar arrangements are being made by local authorities in Limerick, Cork, Galway, Meath, Kildare, Louth and Wicklow.

# shelter - Monday 21 August, 2017

'No evidence of terror': Police rule out terrorism after one dead in Marseille crash

A convicted criminal with psychiatric problems drove a van into people waiting at two bus stops in Marseille, France today.

# shelter - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Death toll after fire at Guatemalan children's shelter rises to 40

The blaze was believed to have been set by girls protesting dire conditions they were subjected to at the shelter.

# shelter - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Tributes paid to 31-year-old homeless woman found dead in derelict building in Limerick city

Louise “BuBu” Casey, was discovered under the staircase of a derelict building this morning.

# shelter - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Ikea has designed an amazing new shelter for refugees

It can last up to three years, while current UN tents only last about six months due to harsh weather conditions.

# shelter - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Astronauts had to hide from space junk that threatened to hit the ISS

It was a bit of an emergency situation.

# shelter - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Horse rescue shelter appeals for missing ponies Bam Bam and Tyson to be returned

The two ponies were lent out to a foster home, but have since gone missing.

# shelter - Monday 15 December, 2014

Lord Mayor to shelter objectors: "Is there no room at the inn?"

Some local businesses have objected to the setting up of a new hostel for the homeless in Dublin’s Georgian Quarter.

# shelter - Friday 12 December, 2014

Twenty more emergency beds will be available from tonight

It brings the number of new emergency beds to 70. The government has promised 260 before Christmas.

# shelter - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit knocks out power as hundreds of thousands flee their homes

The typhoon is not believed to have caused the same damage as last year’s storm.

# shelter - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Domestic violence: Over 2,000 children taken to emergency refuges last year

Services across Ireland answered 46,137 helpline calls in 2013 — or 126 calls each day.

# shelter - Monday 29 September, 2014

Homeless shelter crisis: "It's not nice saying 'there are no beds'"

We visit Cork Simon’s emergency shelter to find out about life inside there.

# shelter - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Japan braced for potentially deadly Typhoon Neoguri

There are warnings of landslides and massive damage from the huge storm.

# shelter - Monday 9 June, 2014

This blood-stained mattress was offered to a family in a Dublin homeless shelter - Councillor

Councillor Chris Curran says the recently homeless woman was made ‘visibly upset’ at the shelter.

# shelter - Friday 31 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Animal shelter takes in enormous 2.5 stone cat Fat Cat

Animal shelter takes in enormous 2.5 stone cat

The cat’s name is Meatball, appropriately.

# shelter - Monday 25 November, 2013

Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy

Latest figures estimate 4.3 million people lost their homes, double the number of those made homeless by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

# shelter - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort

200 tarpaulins, 85 family tents, 10,000 blankets and other basic food and hygiene necessities are also being sent.

# shelter - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

PHOTOS: Chilean torture centre converted into homeless shelter Chile This post contains images

PHOTOS: Chilean torture centre converted into homeless shelter

The shelter has been named after songwriter and director Victor Jara who was tortured and killed at the facility in 1973.

# shelter - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

PICS: Family jumps in sea to shelter from raging wildfires

The Holmes family had to shelter under a jetty to escape from the sweltering heat and flames, as wildfires raged around them.

# shelter - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Ireland to provide €3 million in vital aid to Somalia

Eamon Gilmore announced the funding during a trip to the capital Mogadishu today.

# shelter - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Cardiff retailers want homeless off the streets during Olympics

Cardiff Retail Partnership is calling on police to remove homeless people from the streets due to the increased numbers of tourists over the coming weeks.

# shelter - Saturday 2 June, 2012

How to: Survive when you're lost in the (Irish) wilderness

Headed away this weekend? These essential skills will help you in case it all goes wrong…

# shelter - Monday 13 February, 2012

TD calls for NAMA to release housing to domestic abuse victims

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said that NAMA has a social objective that goes beyond its commercial remit.

# shelter - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Homeless charity warns of 'tsunami' of demand

Launching its 2010 annual report today, the Dublin Simon Community says it is experiencing a surge in requests for emergency accommodation and sleeping bags.

# shelter - Saturday 27 August, 2011

"Don't wait. Don't delay" - Obama urges those in Irene's path to move quickly Irene This post contains videos

"Don't wait. Don't delay" - Obama urges those in Irene's path to move quickly

Over two million people are affected by evacuation orders as Hurricane Irene heads for land off the eastern sea board of the United States.

# shelter - Friday 5 August, 2011

29,000 children 'killed by Somalia famine'

The crisis in Somalia is worsening, with three new regions declared famine zones.