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# Tents

Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Tents to be offered to asylum seekers with no accommodation as Govt confirms €75 weekly payment
Yesterday, it was announced that the state had run out of accommodation for international protection applicants.
This year
Debunked: Doctored image of RTÉ headline spread with anti-immigrant messages
A photo of migrants in Calais, France, was used to suggest that the media was lying.
Minister O'Gorman says he can't rule out future use of tents to house refugees in Ireland
Roderic O’Gorman said it was ‘difficult’ to project how many more refugees would arrive in Ireland by the end of the year.
Electric Picnic tents to house Ukrainian refugees after festival ends
Due to an accommodation shortage tents will be the ‘primary source of accommodation’ for new Ukrainian refugees, the department said.
Heavily criticised tented accommodation in Co Clare returns to use for 88 asylum seekers
The move has been criticised by a local TD.
Last year
Tent camp, warehouses, arenas and Citywest hotel may house refugees by Easter
Warehouses and other vacant properties might also be used to house people arriving here from Ukraine in the coming days.
All time
Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents
He said the policy of removing tents is “not very popular, but we do it because we don’t believe it’s appropriate”.
Student housing crisis: 'We have students who are sleeping in cars, on their friends' floors'
UCD’s Welfare Officer said that students are coming to her office with sleeping bags.
Poll: Have you ever left your tent behind after a festival?
Last year, bulldozers were brought in to clear thousands of leftover tents after Electric Picnic.
Trump says 'tent cities' to be built for migrants as thousands of troops sent to Mexican border
‘We’re going to build tents all over the place,” the US President told Fox News.
People encouraged to bring camping gear home from Electric Picnic
The 55,000 people who attended the festival will generate at least 400 tonnes of waste.
6 acts to swot up on before Electric Picnic
It’s getting close now …
Leave your tent behind at festivals? Here's why you shouldn't
They usually end up in landfills, and are very difficult to recycle or incinerate.
Packing up after Electric Picnic? Here's how to donate your tent towards the refugee crisis
Volunteers will be on hand at information points in each campsite to take your tent off your hands.
How to tell it’s day three at a music festival
Do you have what it takes to last?
Column: "It's not uncommon to find four families living in a single tent"
Listening to the stories of people displaced by the conflict in Syria, you become accustomed to horror stories – but never immune to them, writes David Adams.
Torrential rains hit desert Jordan, floods sweep Middle East
In northern Jordan, relief workers distributing aid to Syrian refugees were injured in a “stampede” in a camp where hundreds of tents have been destroyed by the rains.
How to... nab a bargain holiday
Summer isn’t over just yet. Here are some novel bargain holiday ideas if you are strapped for cash.
Protesters defy deadline at Occupy LA
The protesters have so far defied an order from the city’s mayor to move on from outside the City Hall, where they have been camped for the past two months.
Picnic safety warning for Homebase tent purchasers