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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”.

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.

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