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From TheJournal.ie 'I am worried about the cold - it kills me': A night on duty with a Dublin homeless charity Homeless Crisis

'I am worried about the cold - it kills me': A night on duty with a Dublin homeless charity

TheJournal.ie spent an evening with an outreach team helping homeless people in the city centre.

From TheJournal.ie 'Despair when I see how the Government is behaving': Brother Kevin slams Government housing policy Homeless Crisis

'Despair when I see how the Government is behaving': Brother Kevin slams Government housing policy

He said the Government should ensure nobody is lying or dying on the streets at Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Timmy Hourihane murder 'reveals danger faced by homeless people on the streets' Cork

Timmy Hourihane murder 'reveals danger faced by homeless people on the streets'

Timothy Hourihane had been assaulted and had sustained serious injuries to his head and body.

From TheJournal.ie Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless' Dublin

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'

Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion:  'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one' Opinion

Opinion: 'Homelessness in Ireland has many faces and come this June I could be one'

I am 57 years old, born and reared in Dublin. I started working when I was 15 but now I’m facing eviction from yet another rented property, writes Janette Byrne.

From TheJournal.ie Sean O'Casey's last home set to be used as homeless accommodation North Inner City Dublin

Sean O'Casey's last home set to be used as homeless accommodation

The playwright wrote his renowned Dublin trilogy in the house in the 1920s.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction Mortgage To Rent

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction

The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're not ignoring the elephant in the room': Officials hope new law can deal with rising student rent Rental Crisis

'We're not ignoring the elephant in the room': Officials hope new law can deal with rising student rent

The Housing Committee was told today that students are sleeping in cars due to high rent costs.

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 Bank-appointed receiver launches court proceedings against 'campaigners' occupying a property on Pearse Street Dublin

Bank-appointed receiver launches court proceedings against 'campaigners' occupying a property on Pearse Street

A banner with the words “Pearse Street Occupation” written on it has been placed outside the building the court heard.

From TheJournal.ie 'You feel like you have no life left': Teenager living in hotel speaks about daily struggle of being homeless Homelessness

'You feel like you have no life left': Teenager living in hotel speaks about daily struggle of being homeless

‘Amanda’, one of more than 9,500 homeless people in Ireland, gave a candid interview on RTÉ Radio 1.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel' Homeless Crisis

Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel'

A new report by the Children’s Rights Alliance looks at the impact of homelessness on children’s education.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have to give back something': The barber who cuts hair for the homeless outside the GPO Homeless Crisis This post contains videos

'We have to give back something': The barber who cuts hair for the homeless outside the GPO

Hakkan Isik and his team of volunteers set up outside the Dublin landmark each Friday.

'The second half of the night was harder but we knew we weren’t experiencing the real thing'

Alan O’Mara was one of the many GAA stars who slept out in solidarity with Ireland’s homeless on Saturday night.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're giving back dignity': Meet the man who fits dentures for the homeless outside the GPO Homeless Crisis

'You're giving back dignity': Meet the man who fits dentures for the homeless outside the GPO

Kevin Shanahan sees around 20 people during each of his O’Connell Street nighttime sessions.

From TheJournal.ie 'Perhaps that wasn't the question': Taoiseach may have misunderstood homelessness question International Standards

'Perhaps that wasn't the question': Taoiseach may have misunderstood homelessness question

In the past week the government claimed that the context of a question on homelessness was left out – it wasn’t.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am absolutely furious' - Fr Peter McVerry criticises Taoiseach and senior council official for homeless comments Bad Behaviour

'I am absolutely furious' - Fr Peter McVerry criticises Taoiseach and senior council official for homeless comments

The head of Dublin City Council’s homelessness body is coming in for widespread criticism for her comments.

From TheJournal.ie Children coming to school from hotels 'is a blight and a stain on our Republic' says principal Homeless Crisis

Children coming to school from hotels 'is a blight and a stain on our Republic' says principal

Addressing the annual conference of the NAPD, the organisation’s president called for more government support.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'd get my pocket money and give them an ice cream' - 2,973 children are homeless in Ireland Homeless Crisis

'I'd get my pocket money and give them an ice cream' - 2,973 children are homeless in Ireland

Today is Barnardos’ national collection day.

From TheJournal.ie 'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis' Challenges

'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'

This is the reality for a growing number of people.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It's unacceptable that homeless children are being born into BnBs’ Sister Stan

‘It's unacceptable that homeless children are being born into BnBs’

“It’s totally out of control now – it’s an absolute crisis.” The Founder of Focus Ireland says the situation is getting worse.

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 TD claims hotels are asking families to leave as Patrick's Day demand surges Supply And Demand

TD claims hotels are asking families to leave as Patrick's Day demand surges

There are 138 families who have spent more than 18 months in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are definitely stories that would fit onto the big screen': Jim Sheridan reflects on Apollo House Director's Cut

'There are definitely stories that would fit onto the big screen': Jim Sheridan reflects on Apollo House

The film director is proud of what the Apollo House occupation achieved.

From TheJournal.ie 'Imagine the trauma, fear and confusion': 55% surge in child homelessness Appalling

'Imagine the trauma, fear and confusion': 55% surge in child homelessness

Children’s charity Barnardos said it was appalled by the figures

From TheJournal.ie Funding approved for 83 new houses to address homeless crisis Homeless Crisis

Funding approved for 83 new houses to address homeless crisis

Coveney approved funding of €20.4 million for the projects.

From TheJournal.ie Students to hand petition of 10,000 signatures to Simon Coveney over homeless crisis Homeless Crisis

Students to hand petition of 10,000 signatures to Simon Coveney over homeless crisis

Children from three schools gathered the names to urge the Minister to solve the problem.

From TheJournal.ie Occupation of empty Dublin apartment block by homelessness activists ends Premier Love Project

Occupation of empty Dublin apartment block by homelessness activists ends

The group said a number of Nama-owned buildings have been cherry-picked for occupation.

From TheJournal.ie Over 2,500 children are homeless this Christmas - here's what's being done to help Homeless At Christmas

Over 2,500 children are homeless this Christmas - here's what's being done to help

Campaigners have told how the deepening crisis “breaks their hearts” as they try to help those in need this Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience' Homeless Crisis

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'

The group Home Sweet Home took over the building late on Thursday night to house the homeless

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2% Homelessness

Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%

Fianna Fáil has criticised government proposals to limit rent increases in “pressure zones” in Dublin and Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers Dublin Ink This post contains images

Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers

The business said its intention was not to cause harm to anyone.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't let us die': Homeless men's fears as makeshift camp on south Dublin green grows We Don't Want To Die

'Don't let us die': Homeless men's fears as makeshift camp on south Dublin green grows Exclusive

The group of young men has made the green their home as they sleep rough.

From TheJournal.ie 'The most loving girl': Tributes paid at funeral of homeless woman in Limerick Homeless Crisis

'The most loving girl': Tributes paid at funeral of homeless woman in Limerick

Louise Casey (31) was found dead at a derelict building during the week.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'll believe it when I see it': Homeless activist on council's promise of 210 extra bed spaces Time For Action

'I'll believe it when I see it': Homeless activist on council's promise of 210 extra bed spaces

Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) chief accuses councils of being “all talk and no action”.

From TheJournal.ie Housing list families offered chance to build own homes in first-of-its-kind new project Homeless Crisis

Housing list families offered chance to build own homes in first-of-its-kind new project

Interested families must be willing to put in the hours on site, or nominate someone to do so.

From TheJournal.ie Figures used to tackle housing crisis were five years out of date Homeless Crisis

Figures used to tackle housing crisis were five years out of date

In May, the Housing Agency told the Dáil there were 230,000 vacant houses in Ireland – it’s actually 198,000.

From TheJournal.ie "Nobody is born knowing how to be homeless" - hundreds march on GPO in protest at housing crisis Protest

"Nobody is born knowing how to be homeless" - hundreds march on GPO in protest at housing crisis

The march was organised by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition.

From TheJournal.ie "Mammy, why is the dog allowed in the garden and we are not?" Homeless Crisis

"Mammy, why is the dog allowed in the garden and we are not?"

Fr Peter McVerry has spoken of the rules facing families in emergency accommodation at the Oireachtas Homeless Committee.

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