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#Homelessness

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 'They're not seen and definitely not heard': Why it's time for a homeless 'Rock the Vote' in Ireland Homeless Postcards

'They're not seen and definitely not heard': Why it's time for a homeless 'Rock the Vote' in Ireland

There are more than 6,300 homeless adults in Ireland and services say it is often difficult for people to register.

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 TheJournal.ie Latest homeless figures show record monthly drop of 717 people Homelessness

Latest homeless figures show record monthly drop of 717 people

The drop of almost 7% is one of the largest monthly decreases recorded for the official homeless figures.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate Ge2020

FactCheck: The claims about Fine Gael's record on the housing crisis made during last night's debate

Several claims were made about housing supply and homelessness last night. We’ve looked at the main ones.

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 South Dublin County Council sued by homeless couple for failing to decide housing support application High Court

South Dublin County Council sued by homeless couple for failing to decide housing support application

The High Court heard that the council had failed in its duty towards the couple.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue Ge2020

Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue

There are votes out there for politicians with ambitious and credible plans on housing, writes Focus Ireland’s Mike Allen

From TheJournal.ie Homeless woman dies in Dublin city hostel RIP

Homeless woman dies in Dublin city hostel

The death occurred yesterday in the Phoenix Lodge hostel.

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 Over 10,400 now in emergency accommodation, new figures show Homeless Crisis

Over 10,400 now in emergency accommodation, new figures show

The latest report showed that a total of 1,685 families are also in emergency accomodation.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record Housing Crisis

Leo Varadkar says he isn't ashamed of his government's housing record

The Taoiseach said Fianna Fáil should be ‘embarrassed’ to discuss their housing policies.

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 Peter McVerry Trust plans 100 housing units in 2020 after meeting targets a year ahead of schedule Housing First

Peter McVerry Trust plans 100 housing units in 2020 after meeting targets a year ahead of schedule

The charity said that while this “isn’t about targets, it’s about delivering more homes”, it was delighted to be ahead of schedule.

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 Roads reopen and delays expected as housing protest finishes in the centre of Dublin Protests

Roads reopen and delays expected as housing protest finishes in the centre of Dublin

Last Friday, protesters also blocked off Aungier Street in a housing protest.

From TheJournal.ie Coats on Ha'penny Bridge could save someone's life, says organiser Dublin City Council

Coats on Ha'penny Bridge could save someone's life, says organiser

On Saturday, Dublin City Council said that the coats would be removed for health and safety reasons.

From TheJournal.ie Charity appeals to members of the public to stop donating soiled and dirty clothes Homelessness

Charity appeals to members of the public to stop donating soiled and dirty clothes

The Cork-based charity described some of the donations it received as ‘disgraceful’

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 Justice Minister orders urgent report into 'disturbing case' of homeless man in Mountjoy Homelessness

Justice Minister orders urgent report into 'disturbing case' of homeless man in Mountjoy

The man has been on remand in prison for over a year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shame on Leo': Thousands march through Dublin and Cork against homelessness Protest

'Shame on Leo': Thousands march through Dublin and Cork against homelessness

Protesters called on the government to do more to tackle homelessness.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help Housing

Sinn Féin are pushing for a rent freeze next week, and asking for Fianna Fáil's help

“The Rent Pressure Zones are not working,” housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017 Homelessness

Almost 17,000 people helped by Simon Communities last year - 26% more than in 2017

That’s according to the charity’s annual report being launched today.

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 Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy No Confidence

Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy

A motion of confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is being heard in the Dáil tomorrow night.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for 150-bed homeless hostel on Dublin's Aungier Street shelved following local opposition Avalon House

Plans for 150-bed homeless hostel on Dublin's Aungier Street shelved following local opposition

Peter McVerry Trust planned to open the hostel in Dublin 2 in January.

From TheJournal.ie Families spend average of six months in homeless hubs, says housing charity

Families spend average of six months in homeless hubs, says housing charity

A new report from Respond found that only 8% of families supported by the charity received social housing in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm sick of being railroaded': Angry scenes as locals meet to oppose State's largest homeless hostel Avalon House

'I'm sick of being railroaded': Angry scenes as locals meet to oppose State's largest homeless hostel

Avalon House in Dublin 2 is set to become a 150-bed homeless hostel in January.

From TheJournal.ie Disney Store wants security gate at Grafton Street shop to prevent homeless sleepers Homelessness

Disney Store wants security gate at Grafton Street shop to prevent homeless sleepers

An application for installing the gates was lodged in October by The Disney Store Ltd.

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 'Babies are being born homeless': Charity demands action from government on child homelessness Homelessness

'Babies are being born homeless': Charity demands action from government on child homelessness

Focus Ireland launched an urgent Christmas appeal 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 Families should no longer be provided with one-night emergency accommodation, committee will recommend Homelessness

Families should no longer be provided with one-night emergency accommodation, committee will recommend

Experts will instead suggest that stable placements in suitable temporary accommodation for families be provided.

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