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#Emergency Accommodation

From TheJournal.ie Private company paid €1.6 million in 4 months to find emergency accommodation for asylum seekers Direct Provision

Private company paid €1.6 million in 4 months to find emergency accommodation for asylum seekers

195 people are currently living in hotels and B&Bs in the Cavan-Monaghan area.

From TheJournal.ie Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year Temple Street

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year

Mary Lou McDonald has accused Leo Varadkar of ‘normalising child homelessness’.

From TheJournal.ie 'He chose to die at home. The hostel was his home': Lynn Ruane on hidden health problems in homelessness Homeless Crisis

'He chose to die at home. The hostel was his home': Lynn Ruane on hidden health problems in homelessness

The health rights of people in emergency accommodation are not a subject that comes up often enough, writes Lynn Ruane.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless accommodation: Staff complaints detail racial abuse, drug use, threatening behaviour Complaints

Homeless accommodation: Staff complaints detail racial abuse, drug use, threatening behaviour

New documents reveal complaints by staff in emergency accommodation to the homeless providers in Dublin.

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years' Housing Crisis This post contains videos

Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years'

The architect and presenter of Room to Improve said Ireland needs to work on building communities – not just houses.

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 Ombudsman sounds warning about 'invisible' homeless children and family hubs Emergency

Ombudsman sounds warning about 'invisible' homeless children and family hubs

Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon says the government needs to change its thinking.

From TheJournal.ie If a family are living in accommodation paid for through homeless funding, does that make them homeless? Figures

If a family are living in accommodation paid for through homeless funding, does that make them homeless?

The government says 600 people were counted wrongly as being homeless, others are not so sure.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a moral shame': Another 188 children have become homeless since the start of the year Homelessness

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Loneliness, mental health, separation: How homelessness affects children later in life Btyse

Loneliness, mental health, separation: How homelessness affects children later in life

Two Cork students examined how homelessness affects children for the upcoming BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

From TheJournal.ie Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year Homelessness

Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year

3,333 children were homeless in Ireland in November.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's deeply, deeply depressing': There are still over 3,300 children homeless in Ireland Homeless

'It's deeply, deeply depressing': There are still over 3,300 children homeless in Ireland

There were 1,530 families with 3,333 children staying in emergency accommodation in November.

From TheJournal.ie Peter McVerry Trust to provide new accommodation for 100 people and 24 families before Christmas Homelessness

Peter McVerry Trust to provide new accommodation for 100 people and 24 families before Christmas

The new services are located Dublin City, Fingal, and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and will include two new family hubs.

From TheJournal.ie Murphy hails 'progress' housing people but numbers in emergency accommodation hit record levels Homelessness

Murphy hails 'progress' housing people but numbers in emergency accommodation hit record levels

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin called Murphy’s bullishness “spin”.

From TheJournal.ie 'The impact on children is very severe': 18 babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year Homelessness

'The impact on children is very severe': 18 babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year

Depaul Ireland launched its 2016 annual report today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Doing everything we can': Minister to lead emergency housing summit after death of two homeless people City In Crisis

'Doing everything we can': Minister to lead emergency housing summit after death of two homeless people

Homeless beds in Dublin are at maximum capacity as the problem continues to worsen.

From TheJournal.ie Families forced to leave homes after burst pipe causes flooding, sinkhole Limerick

Families forced to leave homes after burst pipe causes flooding, sinkhole

A large water mains burst at Bengal Terrace and flooded 11 homes on 15 July.

From TheJournal.ie Census 2016: Nearly one in five homeless adults have a job Emergency Accommodation

Census 2016: Nearly one in five homeless adults have a job

In all, 27% of homeless people were aged 18 and under on Census night in April 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'A loss of dignity': Homeless children are living on takeaways and dining on the floor Emergency Accommodation

'A loss of dignity': Homeless children are living on takeaways and dining on the floor

Children living in emergency accommodation are living off frozen food and takeaways, according to a new report.

From TheJournal.ie Cockroaches, mould and chronic drug abuse in front of children - life in homeless accommodation Emergency Accommodation

Cockroaches, mould and chronic drug abuse in front of children - life in homeless accommodation

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

From TheJournal.ie 'No place to breathe, no place to think': Family living in emergency accommodation for over 2 years Homelessness

'No place to breathe, no place to think': Family living in emergency accommodation for over 2 years

Tarina Knight has been homeless with her partner David and daughter Amy (17) since April 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney's aim for no homeless families in hotels by July? Not a chance says McVerry Out Of Control

Coveney's aim for no homeless families in hotels by July? Not a chance says McVerry

The campaigner said that it is clear that Coveney’s proposals on homelessness crisis “are just not working”.

From TheJournal.ie Record high: There are over 2,700 children and almost 5,000 adults homeless in Ireland Emergency Accommodation

Record high: There are over 2,700 children and almost 5,000 adults homeless in Ireland

The number of homeless people has more than doubled since December 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's homeless figure has just passed 7,000 for the first time Out Of Control

Ireland's homeless figure has just passed 7,000 for the first time

A number of homeless charities have called for Minister for Housing Simon Coveney “to get empty homes back into the housing system”.

From TheJournal.ie There were 54 unoccupied beds in homeless shelters in Dublin last night Emergency Accommodation

There were 54 unoccupied beds in homeless shelters in Dublin last night

A contention that there are not enough suitable beds has been a key argument from the Apollo House occupiers.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-social behaviour and verbal abuse among complaints over homeless guests in emergency accommodation Emergency Accommodation

Anti-social behaviour and verbal abuse among complaints over homeless guests in emergency accommodation

New documents reveal complaints by accommodation providers to homeless services in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie The difficulties of being 13, homeless and having nowhere to do your homework Homelessness

The difficulties of being 13, homeless and having nowhere to do your homework

A letter to homeless services provides a stark insight into the many problems facing homeless families.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant mother 'had to view men exposing themselves to her and her son' in homeless accommodation Hostel Conditions

Pregnant mother 'had to view men exposing themselves to her and her son' in homeless accommodation

Newly released documents give an insight into the conditions in which homeless families are living.

From TheJournal.ie "The hardest part is telling them there's no bed for the night" - A day in the life of the homeless of Cork Dawn To Dusk

"The hardest part is telling them there's no bed for the night" - A day in the life of the homeless of Cork

We follow two services in Cork city providing food, warmth and shelter to the homeless 365 days in the year.

From TheJournal.ie There are now nearly 1,000 homeless families in emergency accommodation in Dublin Emergency Accommodation

There are now nearly 1,000 homeless families in emergency accommodation in Dublin

Latest figures show that there were 998 families homeless and living in hostels, hotels or B&Bs across Dublin in the month of August.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrive as residents protest closure of homeless hostel John's Lane West

Gardaí arrive as residents protest closure of homeless hostel

John’s Lane hostel is scheduled to be redeveloped into more long term accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Woman (18) and baby found on street after failing to get emergency accommodation Rough Sleepers

Woman (18) and baby found on street after failing to get emergency accommodation

Mary Lou McDonald said homelessness is “out of control”.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless couple spend night in tent outside Regency Hotel after dispute over room Emergency Accommodation

Homeless couple spend night in tent outside Regency Hotel after dispute over room

The family said they were evicted after complaining about mould in their room.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless children staying in adult hostels to 'avoid risk of sleeping rough' Homeless Crisis

Homeless children staying in adult hostels to 'avoid risk of sleeping rough'

Eight families have been using adult services to house their children in Dublin during May.

From TheJournal.ie Wheelchair user found sleeping rough on beach in Kerry Homeless

Wheelchair user found sleeping rough on beach in Kerry

He is now staying in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie The number of children in homeless accommodation in Dublin has DOUBLED in a year Growing Problem

The number of children in homeless accommodation in Dublin has DOUBLED in a year

125 new families presented as homeless in Dublin last month.

From TheJournal.ie Mother fears she will "have to sleep rough" after county council refuses emergency accommodation Courts

Mother fears she will "have to sleep rough" after county council refuses emergency accommodation

The family have been refused accommodation by Kildare Co Council the High Court heard today.

From TheJournal.ie People are angry and dismayed that whole families still have to live in hotel rooms My Homeless Family

People are angry and dismayed that whole families still have to live in hotel rooms

The programme let the families document their own struggle with temporary accommodation.

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