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#Homelessness

From TheJournal.ie Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit Crisis

Reliance on government support by renters likely to increase after Brexit

The amount of money the State pays in Hap will also increase if Brexit results in further rent hikes in the capital.

From The42 Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny uses PFAI awards speech to highlight homelessness Homelessness

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny uses PFAI awards speech to highlight homelessness

The Lilywhites manager spoke passionately about homelessness in Ireland after being named Premier Division Manager of the Year.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing Sandyford

'It's time to send a strong message': 24-hour protest calling for Nama site to be used for social housing

This week a petition with 3,500 signatures calling for a halt to the sale of the site was handed into the Department of Finance.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told Homelessness

Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told

A Trinity professor said the recategorisation of homeless figures has “undermined confidence in the data”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Rough sleeper' found dead on Dublin City Centre street Cook Street

'Rough sleeper' found dead on Dublin City Centre street

He was found on Cook Street at 8am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it Housing First

The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it

Finland provides a positive example of what can be done to end long-term homelessness.

From TheJournal.ie The number of homeless children in Ireland has risen by 136 in the space of a month Homelessness

The number of homeless children in Ireland has risen by 136 in the space of a month

There are now collectively 9,698 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Three arrested after housing activists occupy Cork City Hall Housing Action Group

Three arrested after housing activists occupy Cork City Hall

The protesters called for the homelessness crisis to be declared a national emergency.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council plotting €200 million funding for 'below market rent' apartment blocks Ballymun

Dublin City Council plotting €200 million funding for 'below market rent' apartment blocks

The proposed initial site for the Cost Rental Residential Project would be in Ballymun.

From TheJournal.ie 370% increase in demand for homeless organisation's services since 2010 Novas

370% increase in demand for homeless organisation's services since 2010

Novas supported 4,572 people in 2017, an increase of 29% from the previous year.

From TheJournal.ie Rough sleeping banned in Hungary as new homelessness law comes into force Banned

Rough sleeping banned in Hungary as new homelessness law comes into force

A constitutional amendment approved by the parliament in June banned “habitual residence in a public space”.

From TheJournal.ie 'A detrimental impact on children': 19 babies born into a homeless charity's services last year Homelessness

'A detrimental impact on children': 19 babies born into a homeless charity's services last year

Depaul Ireland launched its 2017 annual report today.

From TheJournal.ie 'He chose to die at home. The hostel was his home': Lynn Ruane on hidden health problems in homelessness Homeless Crisis

'He chose to die at home. The hostel was his home': Lynn Ruane on hidden health problems in homelessness

The health rights of people in emergency accommodation are not a subject that comes up often enough, writes Lynn Ruane.

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 'Painstakingly slow, chronically underfunded': Why aren't these vacant home schemes delivering? Housing Crisis

'Painstakingly slow, chronically underfunded': Why aren't these vacant home schemes delivering?

Just nine homes were tenanted in one of the schemes last year, after the department had said up to 800 could be delivered in that time.

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 'You feel like you have no life left': Teenager living in hotel speaks about daily struggle of being homeless Homelessness

'You feel like you have no life left': Teenager living in hotel speaks about daily struggle of being homeless

‘Amanda’, one of more than 9,500 homeless people in Ireland, gave a candid interview on RTÉ Radio 1.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them' Opinion

'Fianna Fáil made mistakes during the boom, but not building enough homes wasn’t one of them'

Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien writes about why affordable housing is key to this year’s Budget and a priority for his party.

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 New Airbnb rules will return housing units back to long-term rentals Housing

New Airbnb rules will return housing units back to long-term rentals

Rental caps and a new licensing system are due to be announced next week.

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 Former Apollo House site put on the market Apollo House

Former Apollo House site put on the market

Apollo House site goes on sale with permission for a new office-block in its place.

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 Eoin Ó Broin: 'He is the Minister. The buck stops with him. He must change the policy... or go' Eoin V Eoghan

Eoin Ó Broin: 'He is the Minister. The buck stops with him. He must change the policy... or go'

The Sinn Féin spokesperson defends his party’s motion of no confidence in the Housing Minister.

From TheJournal.ie House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street Take Back The City This post contains videos

House in Crumlin occupied as housing activists shut down part of O'Connell Street

“I don’t think it’s acceptable for people to break into properties and occupy them,” Minister of State Damien English said.

From TheJournal.ie Housing activists hosting national day of action today ... here's how we got to this point Vacant Properties

Housing activists hosting national day of action today ... here's how we got to this point

Take Back the City activists have occupied a number of properties in Dublin over the past two months.

From TheJournal.ie More homeless families living in hotels, despite Government claim that hubs are 'best response' to crisis Homelessness

More homeless families living in hotels, despite Government claim that hubs are 'best response' to crisis

More families are continuing to live in hotels a year after the government pledged to end the practice.

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 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 Murphy attacks Sinn Féin 'stunt' as no confidence motion submitted against Housing Minister War Of Words

Murphy attacks Sinn Féin 'stunt' as no confidence motion submitted against Housing Minister

Sinn Féin has submitted motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, but it won’t have Fianna Fáil backing.

From TheJournal.ie 15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing? No Confidence

15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing?

Earlier this week, Sinn Féin said it will move to have Murphy removed from office when the Dáil resumes this month.

From TheJournal.ie Activists occupying vacant house in Dublin take over third property this evening

Activists occupying vacant house in Dublin take over third property this evening

They occupied a property on Belvedere Court.

From TheJournal.ie Waterford activists stage 24-hour occupation of vacant property in city Occupation

Waterford activists stage 24-hour occupation of vacant property in city

The activists say they were inspired by recent occupations in Dublin.

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 Varadkar understands why people might be 'sceptical' that Fine Gael can solve the homeless crisis Fine Gael Think-In

Varadkar understands why people might be 'sceptical' that Fine Gael can solve the homeless crisis

The Taoiseach says his party does not lack compassion when it comes to solving the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget Fine Gael Think-In

Acting classes ruled out at FG think-in, but party to talk gender pay gap and Budget

Last year, Varadkar was heavily criticised for comments he made to this website insisting that Ireland has “one of the lowest levels of homelessness” .

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 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.

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