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From TheJournal.ie 'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven' Homelessness

'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2019 this morning

From TheJournal.ie Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation Homeless Figures
From TheJournal.ie ‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin Homelessness

‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin

The figure to date in 2020 represents a rise from 34 across 2019 and 35 in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic Homelessness

Over 250 people helped to exit Direct Provision during Covid-19 pandemic

Homeless charity Depaul has helped 256 people move out of DP centres in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation Emergency Accommodation

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation

Newly released data on complaints details the issues facing people in emergency living situations.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless providers say an 'excess' of food services in Dublin 'undermines' their work Day Services

Homeless providers say an 'excess' of food services in Dublin 'undermines' their work

The review examined statutory-funded day services for Dublin’s homeless population.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless figures rise in July amid warnings about end of eviction ban and rent freeze Homelessness

Homeless figures rise in July amid warnings about end of eviction ban and rent freeze

It reverses a trend that saw the number of homeless people fall in recent months.

From TheJournal.ie 'A scream wouldn't help them': Cork homeless charity has had to pull men off women on the streets Cork Penny Dinners

'A scream wouldn't help them': Cork homeless charity has had to pull men off women on the streets

Cork Penny Dinners says the coronavirus has put the already vulnerable community at greater risk.

From TheJournal.ie 'Truly shocking': Call for better mental health supports as 31 homeless people die in Dublin this year Homelessness

'Truly shocking': Call for better mental health supports as 31 homeless people die in Dublin this year

Since the beginning of July, 10 homeless people have died in the capital.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless figures drop for fifth month in a row but charities warn government's actions may reverse this trend Homelessness

Homeless figures drop for fifth month in a row but charities warn government's actions may reverse this trend

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said that the number of people homeless is still “simply too high”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unprecedented' deaths of five homeless people in Dublin in one week Homelessness

'Unprecedented' deaths of five homeless people in Dublin in one week

A task force is being promised to find “immediate solutions”.

From TheJournal.ie Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August Frozen

Rent freeze and eviction ban extended to 1 August

The emergency measure mean tenants cannot be forced to leave a property, and rent increases are prohibited.

From TheJournal.ie Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely Renters

Housing minister says he wants to extend rent freeze and ban on evictions - but not indefinitely

The final decision will be made by Cabinet in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie In Galway and Cork, concerns grow about 'sharp increase' in homelessness in coming months Second Wave

In Galway and Cork, concerns grow about 'sharp increase' in homelessness in coming months

Staff who work with Simon Community say the last few months have been a struggle.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds Addiction

Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds

Sixty-three homeless people were diagnosed with Covid-19 and there was one death, a fraction of what had been predicted.

From TheJournal.ie 'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme Property Ladder

'A lot of people are stuck in a rip-off rental trap': New minister promises affordable housing scheme

Darragh O’Brien said he wants to ensure houses ranging in price from €160,000 to €250,000 will be available.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May Homelessness

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

From TheJournal.ie Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months Housing Crisis

Warning over 'second wave' of homelessness in coming months

Charities are asking the government to take action to prevent more homelessness in the wake of the pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show Homeless

Number of people in emergency accommodation remains below 10,000, latest figures show

Figures for April show that there were 572 fewer people in emergency accommodation compared to March.

From TheJournal.ie Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation Homelessness

Housing charity welcomes drop in families in emergency accommodation

The number of families in emergency accommodation is now at its lowest point since May 2017.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis The Other Crisis

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis

There has been a 15% increase in the number of people receiving Rent Supplement since Covid-19 restrictions began.

From TheJournal.ie Number of people in emergency accommodation drops below 10,000, latest figures show Homelessness

Number of people in emergency accommodation drops below 10,000, latest figures show

There are 241 fewer people on the Department of Housing’s homeless list compared with last month.

From TheJournal.ie Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless Big Rebel Sleep Out

Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless

The event is due to take place this Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Disney's Grafton Street shop gets green light for security gate to prevent rough sleepers Homelessness

Disney's Grafton Street shop gets green light for security gate to prevent rough sleepers

Planning permission was granted after revised plans for the mesh security gate were lodged.

From TheJournal.ie February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148 February Figures

February figures show number of people in emergency accommodation fell to 10,148

Eoghan Murphy said that his priority during the Covid-19 pandemic would be the safety of those in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister Homelessness

Over 560 beds secured in Dublin for homeless people to self isolate, says minister

Staff working in homeless services have been deemed essential personnel.

From TheJournal.ie Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold Coronavirus

Shuttered shops and scaled-back soup runs: Covid-19 leaves Ireland's rough sleepers in the cold

New measures have seen ‘soft’ services for homeless people close across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions Homelessness

Depaul opening 100-bed cocooning unit for homeless people with underlying health conditions

The service will be managed by Depaul and will be staffed by the HSE and other Section 39 organisations.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak Homelessness

'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak

Homeless services and local councils have been working to prepare for the spread of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister Eoghan Murphy

More self-isolation places for homeless people secured, says minister

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy said more places will be secured as needed.

From TheJournal.ie 'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis Rosie

'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We were in crisis before coronavirus': Housing charities set aside rooms for homeless people who need to self-isolate Homelessness
From TheJournal.ie Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation' Homelessness

Housing dept 'utterly rejects' criticism of homeless figures amid claims of 'pre-election manipulation'

The number of people homeless in December 2019 dipped below 10,000 before rising above that figure again in January 2020.

From TheJournal.ie The number of people who are homeless has risen to over 10,000 again Homeless Figures

The number of people who are homeless has risen to over 10,000 again

6,697 adults and 3,574 children were in emergency accommodation in January.

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.

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