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#Homelessness

# homelessness - Saturday 22 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street Take Back The City This post contains videos

House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street

“I don’t think it’s acceptable for people to break into properties and occupy them,” Minister of State Damien English said.

From TheJournal.ie Housing activists hosting national day of action today ... here's how we got to this point Vacant Properties

Housing activists hosting national day of action today ... here's how we got to this point

Take Back the City activists have occupied a number of properties in Dublin over the past two months.

From TheJournal.ie More homeless families living in hotels, despite Government claim that hubs are 'best response' to crisis Homelessness

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.

# homelessness - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness Peter Mcverry Trust

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

# homelessness - Friday 14 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis' Merchants Quay

Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis'

Merchants Quay chief: “It’s an understatement at this point to say we have a homelessness crisis”

# homelessness - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Murphy attacks Sinn Féin 'stunt' as no confidence motion submitted against Housing Minister War Of Words

Murphy attacks Sinn Féin 'stunt' as no confidence motion submitted against Housing Minister

Sinn Féin has submitted motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, but it won’t have Fianna Fáil backing.

# homelessness - Sunday 9 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing? No Confidence

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.

# homelessness - Saturday 8 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Activists occupying vacant house in Dublin take over third property this evening

Activists occupying vacant house in Dublin take over third property this evening

They occupied a property on Belvedere Court.

# homelessness - Friday 7 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Waterford activists stage 24-hour occupation of vacant property in city Occupation

Waterford activists stage 24-hour occupation of vacant property in city

The activists say they were inspired by recent occupations in Dublin.

# homelessness - Thursday 6 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October Raise The Roof

'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October

A range of trade unions, housing advocates and groups have today called for a “radical shift” in Ireland’s housing policies.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar understands why people might be 'sceptical' that Fine Gael can solve the homeless crisis Fine Gael Think-In

Varadkar understands why people might be 'sceptical' that Fine Gael can solve the homeless crisis

The Taoiseach says his party does not lack compassion when it comes to solving the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget Fine Gael Think-In

Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget

Last year, Varadkar was heavily criticised for comments he made to this website insisting that Ireland has “one of the lowest levels of homelessness” .

From TheJournal.ie Mother and one-year-old child walk streets waiting to hear about accommodation for the night Homelessness

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.

# homelessness - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study Homelessness

Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study

Although the study is US-based, many factors of it still ring true for those children who are homeless in Ireland.

# homelessness - Thursday 30 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Roddy Doyle has written a new film about the homeless crisis Rosie

Roddy Doyle has written a new film about the homeless crisis

Rosie is about a young family who are homeless and living in hotels.

# homelessness - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The number of homeless families has increased to a new record Housing Crisis

The number of homeless families has increased to a new record

There are now 1,778 families in emergency accomodation.

# homelessness - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Housing Minister says he expects to see an increase in the latest homeless figures Above 10k

Housing Minister says he expects to see an increase in the latest homeless figures

Minister Eoghan Murphy said if people are focused on his ‘posh boy image’ they are missing the point.

# homelessness - Monday 27 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Bed bugs, used needles and rat droppings - life inside homeless accommodation Homeless

Bed bugs, used needles and rat droppings - life inside homeless accommodation

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

# homelessness - Sunday 26 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Six houses vacant with 8,000 on the housing list is scandalous' Station Grove

'Six houses vacant with 8,000 on the housing list is scandalous'

Station Grove was built in 2006.

# homelessness - Thursday 23 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Drug-taking, violence and self-harming - what users of emergency accommodation witness at night Homelessness

Drug-taking, violence and self-harming - what users of emergency accommodation witness at night

A new survey of the experiences of users has been published by the Dublin Inquirer.

# homelessness - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It's embarrassing to sleep rough': Son of Father Michael Cleary reveals he is homeless Housing Crisis

'It's embarrassing to sleep rough': Son of Father Michael Cleary reveals he is homeless

Ross Hamilton lost his home after a back injury meant he couldn’t work and his landlord refused to accept a HAP payment.

From TheJournal.ie This new exhibition showcases the potential of vacant buildings in tackling the housing crisis Reusing Buildings

This new exhibition showcases the potential of vacant buildings in tackling the housing crisis

A total of 183,312 houses and apartments were found to be vacant in the 2016 Census.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless charity says it doesn't expect to be 'negatively impacted' by Pope's visit Peter Mcverry Trust

Homeless charity says it doesn't expect to be 'negatively impacted' by Pope's visit

Fears had been expressed in recent days that the traffic restrictions set to be in place in Dublin would negatively impact homeless services in the city.

# homelessness - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs 'will not be adversely affected' during papal visit Papal Visit

Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs 'will not be adversely affected' during papal visit

Concerns have been raised in recent weeks over the provision of accommodation for homeless people during the papal visit.

# homelessness - Thursday 16 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Family who spent night in garda station offered three-bedroom apartment on trial basis Margaret Cash

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.

# homelessness - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Airbnb accused of turning villages into 'holiday resorts' as it reveals 640,000 Irish summer visitors Housing Crisis

Airbnb accused of turning villages into 'holiday resorts' as it reveals 640,000 Irish summer visitors

The company claims that Airbnb visitors will contribute €57 million to the Irish economy this summer.

# homelessness - Monday 13 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Family which spent night in garda station offered 'evening only' accommodation Homeless

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.

# homelessness - Friday 10 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone' Homeless

Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone'

A woman and her six children slept in a garda station on Wednesday night.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election' Picture Paints 1000 Words

Mary Lou on Tallaght Garda Station photo: 'Fianna Fáil should pull the plug. We should have an election'

McDonald said Fianna Fáil should ‘put their foot down’ over the housing crisis and call time on this government.

# homelessness - Thursday 9 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Family who spent night at garda station secure temporary accommodation after 'traumatic few days' Dublin

Family who spent night at garda station secure temporary accommodation after 'traumatic few days'

Margaret Cash and six of her children had to spend last night in Tallaght Garda Station.

From TheJournal.ie 'They had nowhere to go': Mother and six children spend night on chairs at garda station Housing Crisis

'They had nowhere to go': Mother and six children spend night on chairs at garda station

The family has now left Tallaght Garda Station and are on their way to South Dublin County Council’s Housing Department.

# homelessness - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Housing for All' - Activists occupy vacant property in central Dublin Direct Action

'Housing for All' - Activists occupy vacant property in central Dublin

Dublin Central Housing Action says it is occupying the property at 35 Summerhill Parade.

# homelessness - Thursday 2 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Families move in to cooperative housing scheme in Dublin Ballymun

Families move in to cooperative housing scheme in Dublin

Residents live alongside social and private tenants, all sharing common amenities.

# homelessness - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I was starting to feel worried, really big time worried' - Struggling to find a home as an older person in 2018 Dublin Housing Crisis

'I was starting to feel worried, really big time worried' - Struggling to find a home as an older person in 2018 Dublin

With the help of Alone, 65-year-old Joe Kelly was given the keys to a new permanent home in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office Department Of Housing

Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office

There were a record 9,872 people in emergency accommodation in June.

# homelessness - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council issues €500k tender for homeless accommodation booking system Reform

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.

# homelessness - Thursday 12 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Before they came into my life, I faced closed doors - now the only closed door I face is my own' Homelessness

'Before they came into my life, I faced closed doors - now the only closed door I face is my own'

Focus Ireland launched its 2017 annual report this morning.

# homelessness - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Christy Dignam: The bankers are still up here making millions... and we've 4,000 kids in homeless accommodation Aslan This post contains videos

Christy Dignam: The bankers are still up here making millions... and we've 4,000 kids in homeless accommodation

Christy Dignam had some strong words in relation to bankers and homelessness when we sat down with him.

# homelessness - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Residents happy with rapid-build homes - but some still feel a prevailing sense of insecurity Housing Solutions

Residents happy with rapid-build homes - but some still feel a prevailing sense of insecurity

A new report has detailed the experiences of residents of the first two rapid-build developments.

From TheJournal.ie This is how Labour wants the State to solve the housing crisis Affordable Housing

This is how Labour wants the State to solve the housing crisis

A new national agency and a nationwide Rent Pressure Zone are on the party’s agenda.

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