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'Unofficial money lenders' targeting people in queues at soup runs
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'Unofficial money lenders' targeting people in queues at soup runs

Oct 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,399 Views 0 Comments
  • Concerns have been raised about so-called “unofficial money lenders” targeting people as they queue in soup runs
  • A number of people who work or volunteer in the homelessness sector have warned about the "worrying trend"
  • People borrow small amounts of cash but are charged around 40% in interest, Órla Ryan reports
Opinion: Steps were taken to reduce homelessness during Covid - we shouldn't lose momentum
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Opinion: Steps were taken to reduce homelessness during Covid - we shouldn't lose momentum

Oct 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,439 Views 14 Comments

Wayne Stanley of Simon Communities is asking Government to consider a Bill to prevent more people from slipping into homelessness.

Charity helps record number of households to avoid homelessness
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Charity helps record number of households to avoid homelessness

Oct 5th 2021, 10:44 AM 8,008 Views 4 Comments

Focus Ireland has launched its annual report.

'I was vulnerable': Man who alleges he was assaulted by Anthony Flynn speaks out
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'I was vulnerable': Man who alleges he was assaulted by Anthony Flynn speaks out

Sep 30th 2021, 11:00 PM 37,737 Views 0 Comments

An internal report for ICHH detailed four serious allegations made against the charity’s founder, Anthony Flynn.

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
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Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families

Sep 14th 2021, 7:36 AM 13,814 Views 9 Comments

Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.

Eight babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year
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Eight babies were born into a homeless charity's services last year

Sep 7th 2021, 5:45 PM 17,567 Views 19 Comments

Depaul Ireland launched its 2020 annual report today.

Affordable and social homes, tackling vacant sites: Key points from the major new housing plan
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Affordable and social homes, tackling vacant sites: Key points from the major new housing plan

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 5:38 PM 30,376 Views 112 Comments
  • A new housing plan launched today allocates €4 billion annual investment in housing.
  • It sets out how the government intends to shape Ireland's housing landscape over the next ten years.
  • The plan says it aims to "eradicate" homelessness by 2030.
Concern as number of homeless people rises for second consecutive month
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Concern as number of homeless people rises for second consecutive month

Aug 27th 2021, 7:10 PM 8,286 Views 17 Comments

Charities say many indicators are pointing to further increases in homelessness later this year.

Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents
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Homeless charities hit back after Keegan says 'whole industry' sustaining people sleeping in tents

Aug 17th 2021, 1:32 PM 24,517 Views 35 Comments

He said the policy of removing tents is “not very popular, but we do it because we don’t believe it’s appropriate”.

Dublin homeless charity suspends employee as inquiry launched over 'serious matters'
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Dublin homeless charity suspends employee as inquiry launched over 'serious matters'

Aug 12th 2021, 9:07 PM 72,052 Views 0 Comments

The Charities Regulator has been contact in relation to the matter.

Just 63 rental properties within standard HAP rate available in June across Ireland
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Just 63 rental properties within standard HAP rate available in June across Ireland

Aug 12th 2021, 6:45 AM 29,034 Views 44 Comments

According to a new report, there were no properties available within standard HAP limits for a single person in June.

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month
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Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month

Jul 30th 2021, 6:23 PM 11,234 Views 11 Comments

Homeless campaigners have called for plans that address the particular challenges facing lone parents.

Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness
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Could it work here? Sacramento announces radical new plan to tackle homelessness

Jul 16th 2021, 6:00 PM 27,303 Views 38 Comments

Californians “are becoming homeless faster than we can get people the help they need,” says mayor Darrell Steinberg. Here, Seána Glennon examines his proposal.

Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears
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Private emergency accommodation must be ‘quickly phased out’, Oireachtas committee hears

Jul 12th 2021, 1:53 PM 9,394 Views 10 Comments

The report said the Housing First initiative should be “significantly expanded”.

'The sooner it's boarded up the better': Official wanted door to be blocked to stop homeless person 'moving in'
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'The sooner it's boarded up the better': Official wanted door to be blocked to stop homeless person 'moving in'

Jul 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 76,439 Views 75 Comments
  • An official wrote the email before the doorway at the Rathmines college was covered with wooden hoardings in late May, Cónal Thomas reports.
  • The boarding up of the location prompted an outcry on social media because the location had been frequented by a man who slept rough.
  • Official statements at the time suggested that the doorway was boarded up to facilitate Leaving Certificate exams in June.
Homelessness figures dip but charity warns of lengthy spells in emergency accommodation
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Homelessness figures dip but charity warns of lengthy spells in emergency accommodation

Jun 25th 2021, 3:45 PM 6,259 Views 9 Comments

May stats show that there are 5,843 adults in emergency accommodation.

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression
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97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 12:29 PM 21,908 Views 14 Comments

Six in 10 people are struggling with suicide ideation and half are struggling with self-harm, according to a new survey.

Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April
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Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April

Jun 14th 2021, 4:07 PM 9,576 Views 13 Comments

There were 5,806 individuals in emergency accommodation in Dublin last month.

Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless
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Social disadvantage and addiction are primary reasons for high mortality rate among Ireland's homeless

Jun 2nd 2021, 2:14 PM 7,535 Views 7 Comments

A new report from Dublin County Council found that there is a higher mortality rate among single homeless people.

Hoardings were put up where homeless man was known to sleep to 'prepare building for Leaving Cert'
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Hoardings were put up where homeless man was known to sleep to 'prepare building for Leaving Cert'

May 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 49,010 Views 41 Comments

The man has since been contacted by homeless services.

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing
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Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing

May 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,812 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Ó Broin says these people should be included in the government’s homelessness figures.

38 deaths in homeless services in first three months of this year
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38 deaths in homeless services in first three months of this year

May 6th 2021, 9:36 PM 18,142 Views 19 Comments

North Inner City Councillor Anthony Flynn said the report on the 79 deaths in Dublin last year needs to be published urgently.

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home
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Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home

Updated May 5th 2021, 10:00 PM 147,153 Views 193 Comments

The housing expert says the investor takeover of homes is no accident – it’s Government policy.

Over 130 people located by council's rough sleeper app four months since launch
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Over 130 people located by council's rough sleeper app four months since launch

May 3rd 2021, 6:30 AM 18,605 Views 16 Comments

The Mendicity Institute believes the app cuts rough sleepers out of the conversation

Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made
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Taoiseach tells TDs barbers and hairdressers will be 'prioritised' in May easing - but no firm decisions made

Updated Apr 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 74,435 Views 115 Comments

The Cabinet is due to meet next Tuesday and Thursday before signing off on plans for the easing of restrictions in May.

'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'
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'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'

Apr 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 28,879 Views 22 Comments

More needs to be done to help veterans who previously served in the Defence Forces, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel has said.

Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers
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Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 36,497 Views 45 Comments

Dublin’s rough sleepers have been relying on the two public toilets locations in the city centre.

Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list
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Drop in number of households needing social housing but almost 62,000 still on list

Mar 9th 2021, 5:35 PM 13,992 Views 25 Comments

Last year the State delivered just over 5,000 new build social homes.

Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say
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Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say

Feb 26th 2021, 3:19 PM 7,908 Views 13 Comments

The latest figures show that there were 8,313 men, women and children in emergency accommodation in January.

'A systems accelerant': Pandemic prompted more single rooms in homeless accommodation
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'A systems accelerant': Pandemic prompted more single rooms in homeless accommodation

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:01 AM 9,120 Views 2 Comments

Cooperation lead to very few deaths of homeless people in the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Opinion: Opposition for opposition sake to Affordable Housing Plan short-changes young people and families
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Opinion: Opposition for opposition sake to Affordable Housing Plan short-changes young people and families

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:58 PM 18,248 Views 34 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Mary Fitzpatrick responds to opposition criticism of the government’s Affordable Housing Plan.

Homeless figures dip but charity warns of 'alarming rise' in homeless single people
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Homeless figures dip but charity warns of 'alarming rise' in homeless single people

Jan 29th 2021, 3:47 PM 7,793 Views 14 Comments

Housing minister Darragh O’Brien said homelessness remains “unacceptably high”.

'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits
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'Post-Covid we'll go back to where we were': More than 60% of properties still cost more than HAP limits

Jan 27th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,221 Views 13 Comments

Homeless numbers are down but Simon Communities says the full impact of the pandemic will only be seen when restrictions are lifted permanently.

Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required
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Eoin Ó Broin: We can end homelessness but absolute reform of the system is required

Jan 21st 2021, 6:55 AM 15,645 Views 77 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD says we have to set aside our obsession with the charitable model and instead fund preventative services and new homes.

Deaths of two people sleeping rough in tents in Phoenix Park over Christmas confirmed
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Deaths of two people sleeping rough in tents in Phoenix Park over Christmas confirmed

Jan 5th 2021, 3:52 PM 53,025 Views 52 Comments

According to figures from the DRHE, there were at least 50 deaths among people who accessed homeless services in Dublin across last year.

Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister
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Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister

Dec 24th 2020, 6:30 PM 23,424 Views 31 Comments

Housing and tourism departments are in discussions about platform regulations.

Practical ways to help people who are homeless this Christmas
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Practical ways to help people who are homeless this Christmas

Dec 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,175 Views 12 Comments

It can be as simple as saying hello to someone when you see them on the streets.

Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis
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Taoiseach told he is living in a world of 'make believe' by ignoring the reality of the housing crisis

Dec 16th 2020, 2:45 PM 26,354 Views 55 Comments

In Dublin, house prices have decreased by 1.5%, while apartment prices increased by 1%.

Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year
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Salvation Army homeless hostel for minors in Dublin city centre to shut down next year

Dec 3rd 2020, 9:35 AM 21,160 Views 18 Comments

Lefroy House is based on Eden Quay in Dublin City Centre and is run by the Salvation Army.

Opinion: How the pandemic acted as a catalyst for change in delivering vital homelessness services
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Opinion: How the pandemic acted as a catalyst for change in delivering vital homelessness services

Nov 28th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,695 Views 5 Comments

Tony Duffin, CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project describes how a shift in policy around Covid-19 brought about the changes to drug treatment that had been sought for years.

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