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#Homelessness

From TheJournal.ie 'Government policy is failing': Thousands gather in Dublin to protest against housing crisis Raise The Roof

'Government policy is failing': Thousands gather in Dublin to protest against housing crisis

Figures show that more than 10,000 people are currently registered as homeless in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The amount spent on homeless services in Dublin almost trebled in four years 141 Million

The amount spent on homeless services in Dublin almost trebled in four years

Over €118 million was spent on homeless emergency accommodation last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our solutions are working': Minister responds to record homeless figures Record Numbers

'Our solutions are working': Minister responds to record homeless figures

It is the third month-on-month increase in the number of people living in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high Homelessness

There are now over 10,300 people homeless in Ireland, a new record high

A rough sleeper count also found 128 people sleeping on the streets in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option Dublin City Council

DCC's Keegan says criticism 'near hysterical' over him calling homeless services 'attractive' option

That is according to correspondence obtained by TheJournal.ie under Freedom of Information.

From TheJournal.ie 'For all intents and purposes I didn't exist': Former rough sleeper says An Post fixed address service will be huge help Address Point This post contains videos

'For all intents and purposes I didn't exist': Former rough sleeper says An Post fixed address service will be huge help

The free personal postal address service for people who are homeless was launched at the GPO today.

From TheJournal.ie Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless New South Street

Derelict site in Dublin City to be developed into apartment block to house the homeless

The Peter McVerry Trust has issued a tender for the construction of eight apartments on New South Street.

From TheJournal.ie 'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren Homelessness

'Doing untold damage': FF calls for better State support for homeless schoolchildren

The party is bringing forward a private members motion on the matter in the Dáil tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Some 21% of newly homeless families in Dublin last year were non-EU citizens Homelessness

Some 21% of newly homeless families in Dublin last year were non-EU citizens

A Homeless Action Plan by Dublin City Council is due to be discussed by councillors later today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless Merchants Quay

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless

TheJournal.ie spent a morning last week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland’s Sunday service.

From TheJournal.ie 'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords' Homelessness

'A national scandal' - Government defends housing record as minister says 'we need more landlords'

The Housing Minister was reacting to the revelation that there are now 10,000 homeless people in the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply shocking': Housing Minister slammed as number of homeless people passes 10,000 for first time Homelessness

'Deeply shocking': Housing Minister slammed as number of homeless people passes 10,000 for first time

That’s according to the emergency accommodation figures for February.

From TheJournal.ie Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness Eoghan Murphy

Murphy says it was 'irresponsible' to promise to end homelessness

The minister said there will always be people who present as homeless.

From TheJournal.ie Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford Fine Gael National Conference

Expect some not-so-subtle election promises as Fine Gaelers land in Wexford

‘Let’s take Ireland forward together’ is the theme of the Fine Gael’s National Spring conference, which kicks off today in Wexford.

From TheJournal.ie The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer Homelessness

The State won't know how many homeless students will be sitting the Leaving Cert this summer

Neither the Department of Education nor the State Examination Commission keep those details.

From TheJournal.ie 'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation Housing Crisis

'A generation locked out': The families spending more than two years in emergency accommodation

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive found that 1,233 families were residing in emergency accommodation at the end of 2018.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't realise how heavy it weighed on me': Homeless family on getting keys to their council house Housing

'I didn't realise how heavy it weighed on me': Homeless family on getting keys to their council house

The couple lost their rental accommodation last year and found it impossible to find somewhere to live.

From TheJournal.ie An Post to offer homeless people addresses at post offices to avail of services Homelessness

An Post to offer homeless people addresses at post offices to avail of services

An Post is working with homeless charities and service providers to put the finishing touches to the service.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis Raise The Roof

'This is a countrywide problem': Cork activists to protest government's handling of housing crisis

Today’s demonstration comes after a major housing rally held in Dublin city over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre Clondalkin Towers

'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre

Nineteen refugees are among dozens of people searching for a new place to live.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook' Merchants Quay

'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook'

Merchants Quay Ireland has issued an urgent appeal for funding for its Sunday dinner service.

From TheJournal.ie Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns European Commission

Rising rents and lack of social housing has driven up homelessness in Ireland, EU warns

The European Commission report was highly critical of Ireland’s housing policy.

From TheJournal.ie 'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland Homelessness

'A national trauma': There are now 9,987 people living in homeless accommodation in Ireland

This is an increase of 169 adults and 65 children on last month.

From TheJournal.ie The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness Report Card

The government got an 'F' from 100 organisations over how it's handling child and family homelessness

The government has also been criticised for not introducing national standards for emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Council Chief Executive criticised for saying good homeless services create demand Owen Keegan

Council Chief Executive criticised for saying good homeless services create demand

“Dublin is a major draw for people who are homeless,” Keegan said.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic Suspension

Homeless charity says proposal on council house offer refusals is a distraction tactic

Focus Ireland said the fact that people are turning down offers is actually “symptomatic of the failure of housing policy”.

From TheJournal.ie 15 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2018 Homelessness

15 Dublin hotels received over €1 million each for accommodating homeless people in 2018

Dublin City Council is budgeting to spend €154.42m on homeless services this year.

From TheJournal.ie The average monthly rent in Ireland is over €1,300 - €300 higher than the 2008 peak Housing

The average monthly rent in Ireland is over €1,300 - €300 higher than the 2008 peak

Rents rose nationwide by an average of 9.8% in the 12 months to December 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Cork Penny Dinners are opening overnight for the first time since the 1800s Cork Penny Dinners

Cork Penny Dinners are opening overnight for the first time since the 1800s

The charity now feeds about 2,000 people per week.

From TheJournal.ie 'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol Dublin

'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol

A new study looked at the deaths of over 200 homeless people in Dublin over five years.

From TheJournal.ie This is what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight Bad Weather

This is what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight

There are a number of phone numbers available to contact if you see someone sleeping rough.

From TheJournal.ie Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag' Homelessness

Fr Peter McVerry says council told him homeless man would have to 'come and get a sleeping bag'

DRHE director Eileen Gleeson said earlier this week that there was no shortage of beds and no need for anyone to sleep rough.

From TheJournal.ie Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018 Homelessness

Over 3,500 children in Ireland were homeless for Christmas in 2018

9,753 people were recording living in emergency accommodation in December.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life' Homelessness

Teachers speak out: 'Homeless students are being forced to live a double life'

Latest figures show that there are over 3,800 children living in emergency accommodation in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year Temple Street

Significant increase in homeless children attending Temple Street hospital last year

Mary Lou McDonald has accused Leo Varadkar of ‘normalising child homelessness’.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction Mortgage To Rent

'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction

The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal' Homelessness

'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal'

Mike Allen appeared on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin Fair Mortgage Bill

'It's your job to call the vulture funds out': High Court Master pens letter to Micheál Martin

Edmund Honohan urged the Fianna Fáil leader to support a piece of legislation he wrote that is currently before the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal' Homelessness

Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal'

Former chair of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan made his comments on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'We don't discharge people to the streets': The hospital dilemma of how to discharge a homeless person Crises

'We don't discharge people to the streets': The hospital dilemma of how to discharge a homeless person

32 homeless patients were admitted to St James’s Hospital during each of the months of September, October and November.

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