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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.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel' Homeless Crisis

Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel'

A new report by the Children’s Rights Alliance looks at the impact of homelessness on children’s education.

From TheJournal.ie 'Truly shocking': There are now 9,846 homeless people in Ireland Monthly Figures

'Truly shocking': There are now 9,846 homeless people in Ireland

The number of homeless adults rose by 57 in May to 6,020. These 57 adults were all located in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Residents 'terrified' after staircase in council flat block 'moved' and cracked Cromcastle Court

Residents 'terrified' after staircase in council flat block 'moved' and cracked

Dublin City Council has has put in place an expert group to complete repairs and carry out an inspection of all of the blocks.

From TheJournal.ie One night out in Dublin city with five different soup runs Homelessness

One night out in Dublin city with five different soup runs

There are at least 16 different groups or organisations that give out food and supplies on the streets of Dublin city on a regular basis.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's like pulling teeth': Charity official trying to hand over 21 houses to Clare County Council Rural Resettlement

'It's like pulling teeth': Charity official trying to hand over 21 houses to Clare County Council

Jim Connolly said he wouldn’t tell “his worst enemy” to work in housing services.

From TheJournal.ie 'A communications strategy': Report criticised for recommending a stop to monthly homeless figures Homelessness

'A communications strategy': Report criticised for recommending a stop to monthly homeless figures

Focus Ireland has said that two new reports on homelessness ware flawed.

From TheJournal.ie Government report says offers of social housing rejected Reports

Government report says offers of social housing rejected

Homeless charities have reacted by saying ‘attack homelessness not homeless people’.

From TheJournal.ie Lone mothers and people with disabilities discriminated against when it comes to housing Discrimination

Lone mothers and people with disabilities discriminated against when it comes to housing

New research looking into discrimination and inequality in housing in Ireland was published today.

From TheJournal.ie Eoin vs Eoghan: Is Sinn Féin's housing billboard fair game or a PR stunt? Poster Boys

Eoin vs Eoghan: Is Sinn Féin's housing billboard fair game or a PR stunt?

Minister Eoghan Murphy compared it to a ‘Trump approach’.

From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman sounds warning about 'invisible' homeless children and family hubs Emergency

Ombudsman sounds warning about 'invisible' homeless children and family hubs

Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon says the government needs to change its thinking.

From TheJournal.ie Families who remain homeless for over 12 months far more likely to secure social housing Dublin

Families who remain homeless for over 12 months far more likely to secure social housing

Dublin has about 77% of all homeless families in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless' Homeless

Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless'

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has accused the government of “massaging the figures”.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds more people removed from homeless figures over 'categorisation issue' Homeless Numbers

Hundreds more people removed from homeless figures over 'categorisation issue'

A further 252 people were removed from the homeless numbers over “miscategorisation” last month.

From TheJournal.ie 'We come across kids who are exhausted... situations where toilet training has been almost impossible' Hidden Homelessness

'We come across kids who are exhausted... situations where toilet training has been almost impossible'

Advocates today called for more action on so-called hidden homelessness.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some families lost four of five children to drugs': Being a GP in Dublin's inner city Addiction

'Some families lost four of five children to drugs': Being a GP in Dublin's inner city

Many homeless people are reluctant to seek medical treatment, for a number of reasons.

From TheJournal.ie 'My daughter had a communion last year... my friend had to lend me her house' Homeless To Home

'My daughter had a communion last year... my friend had to lend me her house'

The first home has been delivered under a government leasing scheme in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Eoghan Murphy accused of being either 'not competent' or 'not fit for office' over homeless figures Housing Committee

Eoghan Murphy accused of being either 'not competent' or 'not fit for office' over homeless figures

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin levelled the charge at Minister Eoghan Murphy as the minister appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis will visit Dublin’s Capuchin Day Centre in August The Homeless

Pope Francis will visit Dublin’s Capuchin Day Centre in August

The Pope will visit the centre on the day he arrives – the afternoon of Saturday 25 August.

From TheJournal.ie 'They are not in secure tenancies': Debate in the Dáil over who should be categorised as homeless Homelessness

'They are not in secure tenancies': Debate in the Dáil over who should be categorised as homeless

Minister Murphy was asked to make a statement following a row last week over hundreds of adults and children being removed from the March homeless figures.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless charities hit out at suggestion non-nationals would be excluded from figures Numbers Game

Homeless charities hit out at suggestion non-nationals would be excluded from figures

The Department said that it was awaiting a report from an interdepartmental group.