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#Homeless

From TheJournal.ie Coats left on Ha'penny Bridge for homeless removed by DCC for 'health and safety' reasons Removed

Coats left on Ha'penny Bridge for homeless removed by DCC for 'health and safety' reasons

The council said that the coats would be “redistributed” through its homeless services.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's winter plan for rough sleepers 'doesn't go far enough', says CEO of city's oldest charity Mendicity Institution

Dublin's winter plan for rough sleepers 'doesn't go far enough', says CEO of city's oldest charity

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive activated its Cold Weather Strategy last month.

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 The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time Eoghan Murphy

The number of people who are homeless climbs to over 10,500 for the first time

There were 117 more people homeless in October than there was in September.

From TheJournal.ie 'Another disappointing and frustrating year': Homeless charity helped more people than ever in 2018 Peter Mcverry Trust

'Another disappointing and frustrating year': Homeless charity helped more people than ever in 2018

The Peter McVerry Trust released its annual report for 2018 today.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you said 50 years ago there would be families living in tents because they can't afford rent, I would have laughed' Homelessness

'If you said 50 years ago there would be families living in tents because they can't afford rent, I would have laughed'

The Dublin Simon Community is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. How different was the homeless problem back in 1969?

From TheJournal.ie 'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month Homelessness

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month

10,397 people were in emergency accommodation in Ireland in September.

From TheJournal.ie Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas Housing

Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas

“Bringing a vacant home back into use can change people’s lives for the better.”

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway' Homelessness

'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway'

Merchants Quay Ireland is launching its 2018 annual report today.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: 'No five-year-old child should be eating their dinner from cardboard on the street' Homelessness

Coveney: 'No five-year-old child should be eating their dinner from cardboard on the street'

A photo posted on online in recent days shows a boy eating his dinner from a piece of cardboard on the street.

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 Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents Budget 2020

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents

Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.

From TheJournal.ie Four homeless men killed while sleeping in New York City NYC

Four homeless men killed while sleeping in New York City

A fifth man is in hospital with critical injuries following the attack in the Chinatown area.

From TheJournal.ie One-third of Irish adults know someone who has recently experienced housing exclusion Hidden Homelessness

One-third of Irish adults know someone who has recently experienced housing exclusion

That’s according to a new survey published by the Simon Communities of Ireland today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Wholly unjustifiable': Garda interference led to withdrawal of housing offer for mother-of-two Social Housing

'Wholly unjustifiable': Garda interference led to withdrawal of housing offer for mother-of-two

The woman had the same surname as a family with a “bad reputation” but was not part of this family and had no criminal history.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go' Housing Crisis

Thousands of single men stuck in perpetual homelessness with 'nowhere to go'

Depaul has pointed out that single people remain the biggest cohort and are likely to remain homeless for longer periods.

From TheJournal.ie 100-bed homeless medical treatment and recovery facility in Dublin gets green light Homelessness

100-bed homeless medical treatment and recovery facility in Dublin gets green light

The announcement was made at the launch of the Dublin Simon Community 2018 annual report.

From TheJournal.ie There's been a 50% surge in people seeking services at Dublin's oldest homelessness charity Mendicity Institution

There's been a 50% surge in people seeking services at Dublin's oldest homelessness charity

The increase is being described by the Mendicity Institution as “alarming”.

From TheJournal.ie 'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal' Focus Ireland

'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal'

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2018 this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row Housing

Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row

New figures show that 10,275 people are in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation Dublin

Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation

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

From TheJournal.ie Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands Homelessness

Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands

The services will be rolled out in Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.

From TheJournal.ie Body of homeless man discovered in Cork Cork City

Body of homeless man discovered in Cork

The discovery was made on Lower Oliver Plunkett Street this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland Housing

Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is no silver bullet,' says Murphy as homeless figure above 10,000 for fourth month in a row Housing

'There is no silver bullet,' says Murphy as homeless figure above 10,000 for fourth month in a row

There are still 1,700 families homeless in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Woman suffered nightmares after being held at knifepoint by woman she offered to help Courts

Woman suffered nightmares after being held at knifepoint by woman she offered to help

Charlotte Skovhaus offered to drive Cher Quinn home and was held at knifepoint by Quinn in her car.

From TheJournal.ie Major homeless hostel in Dublin city centre is set to close down Bru Aimsir

Major homeless hostel in Dublin city centre is set to close down

The hostel currently provides beds for around 100 people.

From TheJournal.ie Housing First services to be rolled out in Wicklow, Meath and Kildare for the first time Housing First

Housing First services to be rolled out in Wicklow, Meath and Kildare for the first time

Kildare County Council issued the tender worth an estimated €702,000.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin Homelessness

Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin

The research from homeless charity Focus Ireland examines family homelessness in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 10% of homeless families have been made homeless for a second time Opinion

Opinion: 10% of homeless families have been made homeless for a second time

Families exiting homelessness are increasingly accommodated in the private rental sector. But if the landlord decides to sell up – the family becomes homeless again, writes Wayne Stanley.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a freeze on all evictions for a year? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a freeze on all evictions for a year?

Despite a ramp up in the number of houses being built, homeless figures continue to rise each month.

From TheJournal.ie There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high Homelessness

There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high

A rough sleeper count also found 128 people sleeping on the streets in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option Dublin City Council

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option

That is according to correspondence obtained by TheJournal.ie under Freedom of Information.

From TheJournal.ie 'For all intents and purposes I didn't exist': Former rough sleeper says An Post fixed address service will be huge help Address Point This post contains videos

'For all intents and purposes I didn't exist': Former rough sleeper says An Post fixed address service will be huge help

The free personal postal address service for people who are homeless was launched at the GPO today.

From TheJournal.ie Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless New South Street

Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless

The Peter McVerry Trust has issued a tender for the construction of eight apartments on New South Street.

From TheJournal.ie 'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren Homelessness

'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren

The party is bringing forward a private members motion on the matter in the Dáil tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Some 21% of newly homeless families in Dublin last year were non-EU citizens Homelessness

Some 21% of newly homeless families in Dublin last year were non-EU citizens

A Homeless Action Plan by Dublin City Council is due to be discussed by councillors later today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless Merchants Quay

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless

TheJournal.ie spent a morning last week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland’s Sunday service.

From TheJournal.ie 'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords' Homelessness

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply shocking': Housing Minister slammed as number of homeless people passes 10,000 for first time Homelessness

'Deeply shocking': Housing Minister slammed as number of homeless people passes 10,000 for first time

That’s according to the emergency accommodation figures for February.

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