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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

Mon 4:07 PM 9,461 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 7,486 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 48,506 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 13,496 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 17,881 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 142,590 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 18,548 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 74,397 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 28,656 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 36,361 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 13,508 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 7,838 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 9,100 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 18,205 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 7,519 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 15,170 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 15,599 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 52,932 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 23,347 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 21,139 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 26,322 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 21,071 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 14,671 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.

RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year
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RDS Christmas Day dinner for homeless to be held as takeaway service outside Mansion House this year

Nov 27th 2020, 11:54 AM 13,181 Views 23 Comments

Those in need can attend the mobile kitchen between 10am and 1pm on Christmas Day.

Homeless charities express 'concern and upset' after bodies of two men found in Dublin
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Homeless charities express 'concern and upset' after bodies of two men found in Dublin

Nov 25th 2020, 7:26 PM 26,857 Views 30 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the deaths, and they are not being treated as suspicious.

'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'
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'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'

Nov 5th 2020, 6:45 AM 32,677 Views 13 Comments

Over 11,600 people who are homeless or in addiction were helped by Merchants Quay Ireland in 2019.

'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity
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'Chronic lack of supply' of affordable homes outside Dublin, warns homelessness charity

Nov 1st 2020, 6:13 PM 30,757 Views 50 Comments

The latest report from the Simon Communities reveals the lack of affordable housing across the country.

Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths
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Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths

Oct 30th 2020, 5:48 PM 16,441 Views 9 Comments

The number of families accessing emergency accommodation has increased to 1,128.

865 families were in emergency accommodation in Dublin at the end of August
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865 families were in emergency accommodation in Dublin at the end of August

Oct 15th 2020, 6:48 PM 13,750 Views 3 Comments

There were 8,702 people in emergency accommodation nationwide in August.

24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'
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24 families being moved out of emergency accommodation at former Regency for 'operational reasons'

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:00 AM 27,754 Views 11 Comments

The former Regency Hotel – now The Bonnington Hotel – has been used since at least 2014 for housing homeless families.

A Dublin homelessness tour guide: 'It's given me a voice to shine a light on what life is like on the streets'
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A Dublin homelessness tour guide: 'It's given me a voice to shine a light on what life is like on the streets'

Sep 30th 2020, 8:00 PM 22,212 Views 14 Comments

Kenny Eivers hopes his tour might help highlight the issues of homelessness in Dublin.

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

Sep 29th 2020, 6:45 PM 23,107 Views 14 Comments

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2019 this morning

Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation
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Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation

Sep 25th 2020, 3:38 PM 11,059 Views 14 Comments

The figures dropped slightly last month compared to July.

‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin
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‘Significant spike’ in homeless deaths in Dublin

Sep 19th 2020, 8:21 AM 27,504 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Sep 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,182 Views 0 Comments

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

Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation
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Harassment and infestations among top complaints about homeless accommodation

Sep 7th 2020, 12:04 AM 14,840 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Sep 4th 2020, 6:20 AM 40,734 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 4:26 PM 15,220 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Aug 7th 2020, 1:05 PM 64,263 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Aug 6th 2020, 4:17 PM 16,747 Views 30 Comments

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

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