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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.

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.

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