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From TheJournal.ie Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds Addiction

Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds

Sixty-three homeless people were diagnosed with Covid-19 and there was one death, a fraction of what had been predicted.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May Homelessness

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

From TheJournal.ie Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months Housing Crisis

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show Homeless

Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show

Figures for April show that there were 572 fewer people in emergency accommodation compared to March.

From TheJournal.ie Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation Homelessness

Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation

The number of families in emergency accommodation is now at its lowest point since May 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Man (35) arrested in Barcelona over suspected homeless killings during Covid-19 lockdown Spain

Man (35) arrested in Barcelona over suspected homeless killings during Covid-19 lockdown

Police said they identified the suspect with the help of descriptions provided by witnesses.

From TheJournal.ie Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless Big Rebel Sleep Out

Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless

The event is due to take place this Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148 February Figures

February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148

Eoghan Murphy said that his priority during the Covid-19 pandemic would be the safety of those in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister Homelessness

Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister

Staff working in homeless services have been deemed essential personnel.

From TheJournal.ie Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions Homelessness

Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions

The service will be managed by Depaul and will be staffed by the HSE and other Section 39 organisations.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak Homelessness

'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak

Homeless services and local councils have been working to prepare for the spread of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister Eoghan Murphy

More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said more places will be secured as needed.

From TheJournal.ie 'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis Rosie

'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis

The film, written by Roddy Doyle, follows a homeless family over 36 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation' Homelessness

Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'

The number of people homeless in December 2019 dipped below 10,000 before rising above that figure again in January 2020.

From TheJournal.ie 19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019 Homelessness

19 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2019

One hotel received payments between €4 million and €5 million.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland? Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there really 20,000 homeless people in Northern Ireland?

The way statistics on homelessness are compiled are completely different in the two jurisdictions.

From TheJournal.ie Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election Ge2020

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election

We asked each political party where it stands on housing and homelessness policies in Ireland.

From The42 'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk' Addiction

'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'

Former jockey John Gillen on his life before and after his descent into alcoholism.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out' Noel Nestor

Homeless in Galway: 'I lived in my car for four months - I don't have faith in politicians to sort this out'

Noel found himself living in his car following the break up of a relationship.

From TheJournal.ie Eoghan Murphy wants to stay as Housing Minister after the election because there's 'more for me to do' Fine Gael
From TheJournal.ie Witness appeal after homeless man seriously injured as tent removed during clean-up Wilton Terrace

Witness appeal after homeless man seriously injured as tent removed during clean-up

The incident happened on Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 on Tuesday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident Ge2020

'Extraordinary': Micheál hits out at Leo for calling on Dublin Mayor to address canal tent incident

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal' Homelessness

No checks made to inside of tent where man was seriously injured during 'hazard removal'

The man was sleeping in his tent when it was being removed in an attempt to tidy the canal walk way.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless man in serious condition after tent removed during clean-up in Dublin Wilton Terrace

Homeless man in serious condition after tent removed during clean-up in Dublin

Gardaí were alerted to the incident at Wilton Terrace yesterday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night Dublin

Concern for woman found near GPO by homeless volunteer last night

The woman, who was in a distressed state, told the volunteer she had been released from an acute hospital.

From TheJournal.ie 500 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas dinner at the RDS today Homelessness

500 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas dinner at the RDS today

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

From TheJournal.ie Here are some practical ways you can help homeless people this Christmas and New Year Give A Helping Hand

Here are some practical ways you can help homeless people 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 Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage' General Election This post contains videos

Varadkar says Verona Murphy and Dara Murphy have caused Fine Gael 'reputational damage'

The Taoiseach also said the homelessness crisis is “distressing” to him.

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”.

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