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#Homeless

From TheJournal.ie The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer Homelessness

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer

Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.

From TheJournal.ie 'We've seen people die, people beaten up horrifically': This primary school doesn't want an injecting centre 300m from its front door Merchants Quay

'We've seen people die, people beaten up horrifically': This primary school doesn't want an injecting centre 300m from its front door

A plan to open a medically supervised injecting facility has been met with fierce local opposition.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't realise how heavy it weighed on me': Homeless family on getting keys to their council house Housing

'I didn't realise how heavy it weighed on me': Homeless family on getting keys to their council house

The couple lost their rental accommodation last year and found it impossible to find somewhere to live.

From TheJournal.ie An Post to offer homeless people addresses at post offices to avail of services Homelessness

An Post to offer homeless people addresses at post offices to avail of services

An Post is working with homeless charities and service providers to put the finishing touches to the service.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis Raise The Roof

'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis

Today’s demonstration comes after a major housing rally held in Dublin city over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre Clondalkin Towers

'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre

Nineteen refugees are among dozens of people searching for a new place to live.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals Dignity

'It's about creating a system that's kind': HSE piloting scheme for homeless patients in hospitals

It comes as new stats show over 2,000 cases where a homeless person has been discharged from hospital in the past seven years.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook' Merchants Quay

'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook'

Merchants Quay Ireland has issued an urgent appeal for funding for its Sunday dinner service.

From TheJournal.ie Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns European Commission

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns

The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy.

From TheJournal.ie 'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland Homelessness

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland

This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.

From TheJournal.ie The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness Report Card

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness

The government has also been criticised for not introducing national standards for emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness Direct Provision

'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness

Clondalkin Towers is set to close in June and many residents are struggling to secure new accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around' Careday19

Young people share their experiences in care: 'This was the chapter where I turned my life around'

A number of young people shared their experiences yesterday and said they want to erase the stigma attached to being in the care system.

From TheJournal.ie 'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol Dublin

'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol

A new study looked at the deaths of over 200 homeless people in Dublin over five years.

From TheJournal.ie This is what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight Bad Weather

This is what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight

There are a number of phone numbers available to contact if you see someone sleeping rough.

From TheJournal.ie Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag' Homelessness

Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag'

DRHE director Eileen Gleeson said earlier this week that there was no shortage of beds and no need for anyone to sleep rough.

From TheJournal.ie 'Clearly isn't true': Dispute over claims there are enough beds for rough sleepers during cold snap Homeless

'Clearly isn't true': Dispute over claims there are enough beds for rough sleepers during cold snap

Mary Lou McDonald told the Dáil there were 86 people without a bed last night, but the DRHE said there was no shortage.

From TheJournal.ie Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018 Homelessness

Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018

9,753 people were recording living in emergency accommodation in December.

From TheJournal.ie Public urged to report rough sleepers as temperatures drop during Status Yellow warning Cold Snap

Public urged to report rough sleepers as temperatures drop during Status Yellow warning

The cold weather warning kicked in at 6am this morning and will remain in place until 6pm on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life' Homelessness

Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life'

Latest figures show that there are over 3,800 children living in emergency accommodation in Ireland.

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 'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal' Homelessness

'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal'

Mike Allen appeared on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

From TheJournal.ie Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal' Homelessness

Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal'

Former chair of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan made his comments on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

From TheJournal.ie More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban Winter Truce

More than 50% of people think we should introduce France's winter eviction ban

The ‘trêve hivernale’ has been a part of French law since 1956.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO Homeless In Dublin

'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO

O’Connell Street is a hive of activity each Friday evening as groups provide services for those in need.

From TheJournal.ie Over 450 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas Day dinner at the RDS today Homelessness

Over 450 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas Day dinner at the RDS today

Some 3,000 Christmas dinners will also be prepared and delivered to the homes of those in need.

From TheJournal.ie 'Give families a chance to stay in their homes': Hundreds attend anti-eviction protest in Roscommon Strokestown

'Give families a chance to stay in their homes': Hundreds attend anti-eviction protest in Roscommon

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said politicians need to bring in legislation to make sure recent incidents are not repeated.

From TheJournal.ie 'It can be damaging': People warned to avoid bogus charity collectors over Christmas Collectors

'It can be damaging': People warned to avoid bogus charity collectors over Christmas

ICHH said that people posing as their volunteers had been reported collecting.

From TheJournal.ie 'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000 Homeless

'Do the decent thing and resign': Murphy blasted as homeless numbers almost hit 10,000

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said that Murphy should “do the decent thing and resign” in light of the new figures.

From TheJournal.ie Peter McVerry Trust increases number of homeless beds to just under 1,000 Homeless

Peter McVerry Trust increases number of homeless beds to just under 1,000

The beds form part of the 333 that were promised in the government’s winter strategy.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas November Figures

Over 1,725 families and 3,800 children: Homelessness increases before Christmas

Eoghan Murphy: “It is very disappointing to see more children in emergency accommodation as we go into Christmas week.”

From TheJournal.ie 'I have no words': Rick O'Shea Book Club homeless charity appeal raises almost €36,000 Appeal

'I have no words': Rick O'Shea Book Club homeless charity appeal raises almost €36,000

O’Shea started the Christmas appeal in November to raise money for the Peter McVerry Trust.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's my home. I can say it however many times I like': Teenager homeless for over two years housed before Christmas Homelessness

'It's my home. I can say it however many times I like': Teenager homeless for over two years housed before Christmas

Amanda had previously spoken about the difficulties of living in homeless emergency accommdoation.

From TheJournal.ie 16-year-old living in a family hub: 'It kind of does kill your Christmas spirit' Homeless At Christmas

16-year-old living in a family hub: 'It kind of does kill your Christmas spirit'

RTÉ News interviewed 16-year-old Lauren Hogan, who became homeless in the summer of 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Landlord to pay mother €7k after landlord refused to accept rent supplement money Hap Scheme

Landlord to pay mother €7k after landlord refused to accept rent supplement money

The WRC’s Valerie Murtagh has found that the landlord discriminated against the woman.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The Irish state is a very bad parent - when its children turn 18 they often end up on the streets Column

Opinion: The Irish state is a very bad parent - when its children turn 18 they often end up on the streets

Sometimes we talk about people ending up as statistics. But there are no statistics compiled for how many children raised in state care become homeless, writes Shane Dunphy.

From TheJournal.ie Twelve PRACTICAL ways to help the homeless this Christmas and New Year Give A Helping Hand

Twelve PRACTICAL ways to help the homeless this Christmas and New Year

It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.

From TheJournal.ie Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation? Debate

Important information or a 'distraction': Exactly how many people are living in homeless accommodation?

The debate around how many people are homeless in Ireland resurfaced again this week.

From TheJournal.ie In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house Waiting Lists

In Ireland, there is a 'widespread assumption' that your local TD or councillor can help you get a council house

A new report outlines a number of issues with local authority housing waiting lists in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character Meet Lily This post contains videos

Sesame Street introduces first-ever homeless character

Lily will help teach viewers about homelessness, a growing problem in many countries.

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