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From TheJournal.ie Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing Homelessness This post contains videos

Strengthening rent caps and 'first-class emergency accommodation': What the Budget means for housing

Almost 10,000 people in Ireland are homeless, with many priced out of the rental market.

From TheJournal.ie 'It makes you very angry': Rosie stars Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford on the homeless crisis Rosie

'It makes you very angry': Rosie stars Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford on the homeless crisis

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 94% of rental properties beyond reach of people dependent on state housing benefits Simon Community

Over 94% of rental properties beyond reach of people dependent on state housing benefits

A recent study found that, of 561 properties, 34 were available within Rent Supplement and HAP limits.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're conning our young people': Thousands take part in Raise the Roof protest Housing

'We're conning our young people': Thousands take part in Raise the Roof protest

The protest today coincided with a debate in the Dáil on a motion on housing.

From TheJournal.ie CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures Housing Crisis

CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures

The CSO statisticians will be assisting the department with its housing data, but not homeless figures.

From TheJournal.ie 'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do' Merchants Quay

'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'

TheJournal.ie spent a morning this week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to homeless people and drug users in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified Homelessness

Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified

The Department of Housing recorded 9,527 people in emergency accommodation last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was literally rock bottom. I was seven years out on the streets ... there's no way I'm going back' Simon Communities

'I was literally rock bottom. I was seven years out on the streets ... there's no way I'm going back'

Dublin Simon Community launched its annual impact report earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness Peter Mcverry Trust

Call for better access to alcohol treatment services to help tackle rural homelessness

More than 1,200 people are homeless across rural Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie National wind warning issued and 'intense bursts of rain' expected Storm Helene

National wind warning issued and 'intense bursts of rain' expected

Rain warnings are in place for some counties amid flooding risk.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis' Merchants Quay

Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis'

Merchants Quay chief: “It’s an understatement at this point to say we have a homelessness crisis”

From TheJournal.ie Homeless charity forced to put services on hold after van 'written off' in crash Feed Our Homeless

Homeless charity forced to put services on hold after van 'written off' in crash

Volunteers were at the Electric Picnic site to collect sleeping bags when the crash occurred.

From TheJournal.ie 'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October Raise The Roof

'It could be a turning moment in the crisis': Major housing rally to take place outside Dáil in October

A range of trade unions, housing advocates and groups have today called for a “radical shift” in Ireland’s housing policies.

From TheJournal.ie Mother and one-year-old child walk streets waiting to hear about accommodation for the night Homelessness

Mother and one-year-old child walk streets waiting to hear about accommodation for the night

One woman was left with nowhere to go earlier this week after she says she was told her child wasn’t registered as homeless.

From TheJournal.ie Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study Homelessness

Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study

Although the study is US-based, many factors of it still ring true for those children who are homeless in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie US couple ordered to give homeless man what's left of $400k they raised for him Philadelphia

US couple ordered to give homeless man what's left of $400k they raised for him

The homeless man had helped the couple pay for fuel for their car when they were left stranded one night.

From TheJournal.ie Roddy Doyle has written a new film about the homeless crisis Rosie

Roddy Doyle has written a new film about the homeless crisis

Rosie is about a young family who are homeless and living in hotels.

From TheJournal.ie The number of homeless families has increased to a new record Housing Crisis

The number of homeless families has increased to a new record

There are now 1,778 families in emergency accomodation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hopefully it brings us luck': The Pope's Skoda is being donated to a homeless hub Crosscare

'Hopefully it brings us luck': The Pope's Skoda is being donated to a homeless hub

The “SCV 1″ number plate, which stands for Vatican city, will be changed.

From TheJournal.ie Bed bugs, used needles and rat droppings - life inside homeless accommodation Homeless

Bed bugs, used needles and rat droppings - life inside homeless accommodation

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

From TheJournal.ie Drug-taking, violence and self-harming - what users of emergency accommodation witness at night Homelessness

Drug-taking, violence and self-harming - what users of emergency accommodation witness at night

A new survey of the experiences of users has been published by the Dublin Inquirer.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs 'will not be adversely affected' during papal visit Papal Visit

Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs 'will not be adversely affected' during papal visit

Concerns have been raised in recent weeks over the provision of accommodation for homeless people during the papal visit.

From TheJournal.ie Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years' Housing Crisis This post contains videos

Dermot Bannon: 'People could end up stuck in modular homes for ten years'

The architect and presenter of Room to Improve said Ireland needs to work on building communities – not just houses.

From TheJournal.ie HAP: Landlords are just turning around and saying, 'Someone else is after coming in with cash' Housing Crisis

HAP: Landlords are just turning around and saying, 'Someone else is after coming in with cash'

“It gets so much that I actually just stopped for two, three weeks because I couldn’t bear to keep going, getting refused, getting refused, getting refused,” says Daniel who has been looking for accommodation with HAP for eight months.

From TheJournal.ie Family who spent night in garda station offered three-bedroom apartment on trial basis Margaret Cash

Family who spent night in garda station offered three-bedroom apartment on trial basis

Margaret Cash and six of her children spent the night in Tallaght Garda Station last week.

From TheJournal.ie Family which spent night in garda station offered 'evening only' accommodation Homeless

Family which spent night in garda station offered 'evening only' accommodation

Margaret Cash is understood to be in contact with the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive about trying to secure accommodation for her and her family.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a disgrace': Brother Kevin blasts moving homeless out of Dublin for Pope visit Homeless

'It's a disgrace': Brother Kevin blasts moving homeless out of Dublin for Pope visit

The founder of the Capuchin Day Centre says Pope Francis would be entirely against homeless being moved out of the capital.

From TheJournal.ie Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone' Homeless

Mother who spent night at garda station with children says she 'wouldn't wish it upon anyone'

A woman and her six children slept in a garda station on Wednesday night.

From TheJournal.ie Family who spent night at garda station secure temporary accommodation after 'traumatic few days' Dublin

Family who spent night at garda station secure temporary accommodation after 'traumatic few days'

Margaret Cash and six of her children had to spend last night in Tallaght Garda Station.

From TheJournal.ie 'They had nowhere to go': Mother and six children spend night on chairs at garda station Housing Crisis

'They had nowhere to go': Mother and six children spend night on chairs at garda station

The family has now left Tallaght Garda Station and are on their way to South Dublin County Council’s Housing Department.

From TheJournal.ie 156,000 homeless as death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 131 Lombok

156,000 homeless as death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 131

Nearly 2,500 people have been hospitalised with serious injuries.

From TheJournal.ie Families move in to cooperative housing scheme in Dublin Ballymun

Families move in to cooperative housing scheme in Dublin

Residents live alongside social and private tenants, all sharing common amenities.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was starting to feel worried, really big time worried' - Struggling to find a home as an older person in 2018 Dublin Housing Crisis

'I was starting to feel worried, really big time worried' - Struggling to find a home as an older person in 2018 Dublin

With the help of Alone, 65-year-old Joe Kelly was given the keys to a new permanent home in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council issues €500k tender for homeless accommodation booking system Reform

Dublin City Council issues €500k tender for homeless accommodation booking system

The contract also includes the provision of training for staff who will be using the system.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness Lack Of Support

‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness

Limited supports for children coming through care is forcing young people out onto the streets and into a growing homeless crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'Before they came into my life, I faced closed doors - now the only closed door I face is my own' Homelessness

'Before they came into my life, I faced closed doors - now the only closed door I face is my own'

Focus Ireland launched its 2017 annual report this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Christy Dignam: The bankers are still up here making millions... and we've 4,000 kids in homeless accommodation Aslan This post contains videos

Christy Dignam: The bankers are still up here making millions... and we've 4,000 kids in homeless accommodation

Christy Dignam had some strong words in relation to bankers and homelessness when we sat down with him.

From TheJournal.ie €28 million was paid in rent to landlords last month under the Housing Assistance Payment DCC

€28 million was paid in rent to landlords last month under the Housing Assistance Payment

Hap and Homeless Hap are a form of rental benefit payment to assist lower income households.

From TheJournal.ie 'Completely misjudged' or necessary investment? Private companies offer mortgage-to-rent scheme Mortgage To Rent Scheme

'Completely misjudged' or necessary investment? Private companies offer mortgage-to-rent scheme

This would be done under the government’s mortgage-to-rent scheme, with the owners becoming council tenants.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for over 1,000 new 'fast track' apartments in Dublin and across the country announced Housing Summit

Plans for over 1,000 new 'fast track' apartments in Dublin and across the country announced

The announcement was made following the third Housing Summit.