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From TheJournal.ie 'They never became homeless': Minister defends himself against accusations he manipulated figures Homelessness

'They never became homeless': Minister defends himself against accusations he manipulated figures

Sinn Féin has accused the minister of “knowingly” manipulating homeless figures.

From TheJournal.ie Council told by Housing Department not to include people it says are homeless in monthly figures Homelessness

Council told by Housing Department not to include people it says are homeless in monthly figures Exclusive

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy announced earlier this week that a number of local authorities had been miscategorising people as homeless.

From TheJournal.ie Homelessness figures: Government says it 'erroneously' overstated figures in previous months March Stats

Homelessness figures: Government says it 'erroneously' overstated figures in previous months

A total of 3,646 children were recorded homeless in March.

From TheJournal.ie 'He was kind, loving and sometimes he could be very happy': Tribute to a brother who died on the streets Homelessness

'He was kind, loving and sometimes he could be very happy': Tribute to a brother who died on the streets

There have been at least 15 reported deaths of homeless people in the past seven months – here are two of their stories.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless man's life has done 'a total 180 degree turn' since he sought help after Storm Emma Homelessness

Homeless man's life has done 'a total 180 degree turn' since he sought help after Storm Emma

Philip had been homeless since 2012, after he lost his home when he was made redundant from his job.

From TheJournal.ie Record decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin in past six months The Right Direction

Record decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin in past six months

The numbers of people sleeping rough on the city’s streets dropped by just over 40% in the past six months.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today Social Housing

'You're just going all over the place now': Eoghan and Eoin went at it on the radio today

The pair had a heated debate over the government’s housing record.

From TheJournal.ie Over three-quarters of all social housing delivery this year is set to come from the private sector Social Housing

Over three-quarters of all social housing delivery this year is set to come from the private sector

Social Housing Delivery Targets for Local Authorities commit to providing an additional 50,000 social housing homes by the end of 2021.

From TheJournal.ie 'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions Housing

'They have not grasped the problem': Warnings government is not doing enough to stop evictions

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy on Tuesday got Cabinet approval for the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Former Jacob's owner Michael Carey nominated to replace Conor Skehan as chair of the Housing Agency Housing Agency

Former Jacob's owner Michael Carey nominated to replace Conor Skehan as chair of the Housing Agency

Murphy has nominated Michael Carey, the former chair of Bord Bia who has extensive experience overseeing state bodies.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords who raise rents by more than the allowed limit will face criminal charges under planned new laws Housing

Landlords who raise rents by more than the allowed limit will face criminal charges under planned new laws

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy today secured Cabinet approval to publish the general scheme of the new Residential Tenancies Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Two teenagers (16) arrested in connection with murder of homeless man in Derry Arrest

Two teenagers (16) arrested in connection with murder of homeless man in Derry

The body of Polish national Piotr Krowka was found on 3 April.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's shameful': Focus Ireland calls for urgent action to support elderly homeless people Campaign

'It's shameful': Focus Ireland calls for urgent action to support elderly homeless people

There were 119 people over the age of 65 homeless in Ireland in February.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless man found dead in chair in waiting area of Tallaght Hospital Emergency Dept

Homeless man found dead in chair in waiting area of Tallaght Hospital

The hospital says the man had been sheltering in the hospital and had not sought treatment.

From TheJournal.ie 'Less talk, more action': Thousands take to streets of Dublin calling for end to homeless crisis Homelessness

'Less talk, more action': Thousands take to streets of Dublin calling for end to homeless crisis

The number of homeless children has quintupled in under four years.

From TheJournal.ie Hotel was paid up to €5m to accommodate homeless people last year Dublin

Hotel was paid up to €5m to accommodate homeless people last year

New figures show that another hotel received between €2 million and €3 million.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin says Budget 2019 must prioritise the homeless crisis NATIONAL EMERGENCY

Micheál Martin says Budget 2019 must prioritise the homeless crisis

Martin said the government has failed to grapple with the issue, which continues to get worse.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was filthy, absolutely filthy': Homeless family 'bitten by bed bugs' in hotel room Homelessness

'It was filthy, absolutely filthy': Homeless family 'bitten by bed bugs' in hotel room

Sandra* currently lives with her two sons (ages eight and 11) in a hotel in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shameful', 'shocking': Campaigners 'lose confidence' in government after latest homeless figures Spiralling Problem

'Shameful', 'shocking': Campaigners 'lose confidence' in government after latest homeless figures

A further 222 families went into emergency accomodation in the past month.

From TheJournal.ie State spent €47 million housing homeless families in Dublin hotels last year Homelessness

State spent €47 million housing homeless families in Dublin hotels last year

Sinn Féin’s Eoin O Broin said there is not enough money being spent on prevention.

From TheJournal.ie 'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?' Vincent Browne

'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'

Alone Ireland today launched a campaign called ‘How will you pay the rent when you retire?’

From TheJournal.ie Post-mortem due on homeless man found dead in Cork city doorway Gardaí

Post-mortem due on homeless man found dead in Cork city doorway

The man was known to homeless charities.

From TheJournal.ie Extra beds for rough sleepers as temperatures dip to below freezing Snow

Extra beds for rough sleepers as temperatures dip to below freezing

People who see rough sleepers have been advised to contact homeless charities.

From TheJournal.ie Is emergency accommodation up to scratch? A new campaign wants to ask homeless people Dublin Inquirer

Is emergency accommodation up to scratch? A new campaign wants to ask homeless people

The Dublin Inquirer is crowdfunding a customer-satisfaction survey.

From TheJournal.ie Ronan is five years old and has to share a bed with his mother in his grandparents' house Hidden Homelessness

Ronan is five years old and has to share a bed with his mother in his grandparents' house

Hidden homelessness is a growing problem in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists Homelessness

Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists

The council said it is doing so in order to encourage families to seek housing in the private rented sector.

From TheJournal.ie Forecast, transport and closures: Here's what you need to know today Storm Emma

Forecast, transport and closures: Here's what you need to know today

A status red snow-ice warning will remain in place for Munster, Leinster and Galway until 6pm.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight Shelter

Here's what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight

In Dublin last night there were over 200 reports about homeless people sleeping rough.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin homeless executive received over 200 reports about rough sleepers overnight Shelter

Dublin homeless executive received over 200 reports about rough sleepers overnight

The Taoiseach said only a small number of people refused the offer of accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie 'As temperatures drop, there's a fear for life' - Volunteer group operates day and night ahead of icy weather Homelessness

'As temperatures drop, there's a fear for life' - Volunteer group operates day and night ahead of icy weather

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive has said that over 165 extra beds have been made available because of the weather warning.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a moral shame': Another 188 children have become homeless since the start of the year Homelessness

'It's a moral shame': Another 188 children have become homeless since the start of the year

There were 1,517 families with 3,267 children staying in emergency accommodation in January.

From TheJournal.ie Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7 Beast From The East

Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7

The eastern part of the country is set to be the worst hit by the wintry weather.

From TheJournal.ie Additional emergency beds opened up to accommodate homeless during cold snap Rough Sleppers

Additional emergency beds opened up to accommodate homeless during cold snap

There are calls for accommodation to be kept open during the day so homeless individuals are not out in the cold all day.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect Lost Children

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect

Barnardos wants €250 million to be invested in public services to help children in need.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin north inner city locals object to charity homeless support centre opening in their area Charity

Dublin north inner city locals object to charity homeless support centre opening in their area

Residents of North Wall lodged an official appeal after planning permission was granted for a new facility.

From TheJournal.ie 'We've had up to five doses given before someone comes around': How an anti-overdose drug is saving lives Naloxone

'We've had up to five doses given before someone comes around': How an anti-overdose drug is saving lives

Naloxone was rolled out across Depaul services in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Apollo House will soon be a thing of the past as demolition work begins Home Sweet Home

Apollo House will soon be a thing of the past as demolition work begins

The office block on Dublin’s Tara Street is about to be torn down.

From TheJournal.ie The firm behind Ireland's largest homeless family hub was previously paid millions to run a Direct Provision centre Family Hub

The firm behind Ireland's largest homeless family hub was previously paid millions to run a Direct Provision centre

The Townhouse on Gardiner Street is the largest family hub in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Man found dead in Dublin's north inner city previously engaged with homeless services Parnell Street

Man found dead in Dublin's north inner city previously engaged with homeless services

The man’s body was found this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Conor Skehan criticised for claiming disabled homeless boy's family turned down suitable accommodation Homeless

Conor Skehan criticised for claiming disabled homeless boy's family turned down suitable accommodation

Skehan appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee yesterday afternoon.