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#Homelessness

From TheJournal.ie 'The teachers hated me': High rate of school suspensions among homeless men revealed by new study Homelessness

'The teachers hated me': High rate of school suspensions among homeless men revealed by new study

Failings in the school system increase the risk of homelessness, according to a new study.

From TheJournal.ie 'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month Homelessness

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month

10,397 people were in emergency accommodation in Ireland in September.

From TheJournal.ie Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas Housing

Owners of vacant properties urged to make them available for homeless people ahead of Christmas

“Bringing a vacant home back into use can change people’s lives for the better.”

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway' Homelessness

'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway'

Merchants Quay Ireland is launching its 2018 annual report today.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: 'No five-year-old child should be eating their dinner from cardboard on the street' Homelessness

Coveney: 'No five-year-old child should be eating their dinner from cardboard on the street'

A photo posted on online in recent days shows a boy eating his dinner from a piece of cardboard on the street.

From TheJournal.ie 'Lost for words': Murdered homeless man remembered as talented chef and friend to many Timothy Hourihane

'Lost for words': Murdered homeless man remembered as talented chef and friend to many

Hourihane was beaten to death in a “tented village” in Cork city.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless family of seven offered sleeping bags at Dublin garda station Homelessness

Homeless family of seven offered sleeping bags at Dublin garda station

A local councillor called the situation ‘barbaric’.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents Budget 2020

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents

Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.

From TheJournal.ie One-third of Irish adults know someone who has recently experienced housing exclusion Hidden Homelessness

One-third of Irish adults know someone who has recently experienced housing exclusion

That’s according to a new survey published by the Simon Communities of Ireland today.

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to stop this': Homelessness figures reach 10,000 for seventh consecutive month Homelessness

'We need to stop this': Homelessness figures reach 10,000 for seventh consecutive month

A total of 10,338 people were in emergency accommodation in August.

From TheJournal.ie 100-bed homeless medical treatment and recovery facility in Dublin gets green light Homelessness

100-bed homeless medical treatment and recovery facility in Dublin gets green light

The announcement was made at the launch of the Dublin Simon Community 2018 annual report.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's bringing people together': Ireland rugby matches being screened at specially organised breakfast events for people who are homeless Homelessness This post contains videos

'It's bringing people together': Ireland rugby matches being screened at specially organised breakfast events for people who are homeless

The Simon Community, together with Secret Street Tours, are organising the screenings.

From TheJournal.ie There's been a 50% surge in people seeking services at Dublin's oldest homelessness charity Mendicity Institution

There's been a 50% surge in people seeking services at Dublin's oldest homelessness charity

The increase is being described by the Mendicity Institution as “alarming”.

From TheJournal.ie 'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal' Focus Ireland

'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal'

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2018 this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row Housing

Homelessness figures above 10,000 for sixth month in a row

New figures show that 10,275 people are in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation Dublin

Cockroaches, mould and aggressive staff: Documents convey reality of life in homeless accommodation

New documents detail the issues facing people living in homeless emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites Rebuilding Ireland

Funding approved for 1,770 'affordable homes' on local authority sites

Projects have been given the green light in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford, Wicklow and Wexford.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is no holiday from homelessness': Government criticised as figures reach 10,000 for fifth month June's Figures

'There is no holiday from homelessness': Government criticised as figures reach 10,000 for fifth month

Figures published today show there are now 10,172 people in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands Homelessness

Plans for more Housing First services to be rolled out in the Midlands

The services will be rolled out in Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.

From TheJournal.ie Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless' Dublin

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'

Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.

From TheJournal.ie Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland Housing

Only 8% of rental properties are available within rent support limits in Ireland

That’s according to a study conducted by the Simon Communities of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Major homeless hostel in Dublin city centre is set to close down Bru Aimsir

Major homeless hostel in Dublin city centre is set to close down

The hostel currently provides beds for around 100 people.

From TheJournal.ie Housing First services to be rolled out in Wicklow, Meath and Kildare for the first time Housing First

Housing First services to be rolled out in Wicklow, Meath and Kildare for the first time

Kildare County Council issued the tender worth an estimated €702,000.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: How this French charity shop treats the homeless should inspire us to help our own Column

Lynn Ruane: How this French charity shop treats the homeless should inspire us to help our own

Communal meals, a chance to work and help to make a home – the scheme gives clients control of their lives.

From TheJournal.ie Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable' Housing Crisis

Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'

A letter from the UN said private housing investment has impacted security of tenure for renters.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin Homelessness

Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin

The research from homeless charity Focus Ireland examines family homelessness in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Minister for Housing accepts 'need to do more' as latest figures show record levels of homelessness Homeless Figures

Minister for Housing accepts 'need to do more' as latest figures show record levels of homelessness

10,378 people were recorded in emergency accommodation in April.

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.

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