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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 15 July, 2020

#rough sleepers

From TheJournal.ie 'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street Homeless Crisis

'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street

Irene Coady Murphy said last night was particularly cold and they had run out of sleeping bags to give to rough sleepers.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's winter plan for rough sleepers 'doesn't go far enough', says CEO of city's oldest charity Mendicity Institution

Dublin's winter plan for rough sleepers 'doesn't go far enough', says CEO of city's oldest charity

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive activated its Cold Weather Strategy last month.

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 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 'Clearly isn't true': Dispute over claims there are enough beds for rough sleepers during cold snap Homeless

'Clearly isn't true': Dispute over claims there are enough beds for rough sleepers during cold snap

Mary Lou McDonald told the Dáil there were 86 people without a bed last night, but the DRHE said there was no shortage.

From TheJournal.ie Record decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin in past six months The Right Direction

Record decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin in past six months

The numbers of people sleeping rough on the city’s streets dropped by just over 40% in the past six months.

From TheJournal.ie Extra beds for rough sleepers as temperatures dip to below freezing Snow

Extra beds for rough sleepers as temperatures dip to below freezing

People who see rough sleepers have been advised to contact homeless charities.

From TheJournal.ie 14 people slept on Dublin streets during last night's blizzard Homelessness

14 people slept on Dublin streets during last night's blizzard

One person slept in a Garda station.

From TheJournal.ie 30 people slept on the streets of Dublin last night as temperatures fell to -5 Rough Sleepers

30 people slept on the streets of Dublin last night as temperatures fell to -5

Over 100 people were in a centre in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight Shelter

Here's what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight

In Dublin last night there were over 200 reports about homeless people sleeping rough.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin homeless executive received over 200 reports about rough sleepers overnight Shelter

Dublin homeless executive received over 200 reports about rough sleepers overnight

The Taoiseach said only a small number of people refused the offer of accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie 'As temperatures drop, there's a fear for life' - Volunteer group operates day and night ahead of icy weather Homelessness

'As temperatures drop, there's a fear for life' - Volunteer group operates day and night ahead of icy weather

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive has said that over 165 extra beds have been made available because of the weather warning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sunday night, I made a commitment that there'd be no homeless people on the streets of Cork' Ophelia

'Sunday night, I made a commitment that there'd be no homeless people on the streets of Cork'

Businesses across Cork opened their doors to rough sleepers ahead of the arrival of Storm Ophelia.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless man found dead in tent in Bray Wicklow

Homeless man found dead in tent in Bray

This is the third death of a rough sleeper in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'My father used to beat me and my mother up for fun': A night on the streets with Dublin's rough sleepers After Midnight

'My father used to beat me and my mother up for fun': A night on the streets with Dublin's rough sleepers

We went out with an outreach team to see what a night is like on the streets of Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Number of homeless families and children reaches new record high Homelessness

Number of homeless families and children reaches new record high

A rough sleeper count for Dublin found 138 adults sleeping on the street.

From TheJournal.ie 'Irish people are suckers for celebrity endorsements': Dublin council chief on Apollo House Occupation

'Irish people are suckers for celebrity endorsements': Dublin council chief on Apollo House

Owen Keegan has criticised the occupation.

From TheJournal.ie Fr Peter McVerry calls for immediate closure of Merchants Quay Night Cafe Homeless Beds

Fr Peter McVerry calls for immediate closure of Merchants Quay Night Cafe

The homelessness campaigner has hit out at the quality of beds on offer, and called some hostels “a disgrace”.

From TheJournal.ie A homeless group is asking B&Bs to take in rough sleepers for Christmas Warm Bed For Christmas

A homeless group is asking B&Bs to take in rough sleepers for Christmas

Cairdeas Homeless Action Group is offering to pay for homeless people to stay in B&Bs.

From TheJournal.ie Number of rough sleepers on Dublin streets up 56% in last year Homelessness

Number of rough sleepers on Dublin streets up 56% in last year

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive has confirmed there were 142 rough sleepers on the streets of the capital.

From TheJournal.ie Number of adults and children in homeless families in Dublin trebles in two years Sharp Increase

Number of adults and children in homeless families in Dublin trebles in two years

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney has been highlighting arrangements in place for people who are homeless in the city.

From TheJournal.ie Dunnes Stores sent warning letter from Dublin City Council over gates outside Grafton Street store Rough Sleepers

Dunnes Stores sent warning letter from Dublin City Council over gates outside Grafton Street store

A homeless action group previously used the area in front of the store to set up a food stall.

From TheJournal.ie At least 168 people were sleeping rough in Dublin last night Simon Community

At least 168 people were sleeping rough in Dublin last night

The number of rough sleepers in the capital has reached a record high.

From TheJournal.ie Up by 1000%: A lot more people are sleeping on the streets of Cork than 5 years ago Rough Sleepers

Up by 1000%: A lot more people are sleeping on the streets of Cork than 5 years ago

The number of rough sleepers has more than doubled in the past two years.

From TheJournal.ie Woman (18) and baby found on street after failing to get emergency accommodation Rough Sleepers

Woman (18) and baby found on street after failing to get emergency accommodation

Mary Lou McDonald said homelessness is “out of control”.

From TheJournal.ie This 100-bed homeless hostel in Dublin is going to remain open Bru Aimsir

This 100-bed homeless hostel in Dublin is going to remain open

Brú Aimsir on Dublin’s Thomas Street was opened in October 2015 but was slated to be closed.

From TheJournal.ie Census will go to extra lengths to leave nobody uncounted Census 2016

Census will go to extra lengths to leave nobody uncounted

Special provisions have been put in place to ensure rough sleepers and those in emergency accommodation are counted.

From TheJournal.ie More than 1,000 children under 8 will be homeless this Christmas Homeless

More than 1,000 children under 8 will be homeless this Christmas

There are more than 1,600 children living in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie Just yards from the lattés and those craft beer bars ... dozens upon dozens of needles Streets Of Dublin

Just yards from the lattés and those craft beer bars ... dozens upon dozens of needles

Every alleyway in the city is being used for injecting…

From TheJournal.ie 'Hugely worrying' upsurge in violence among Dublin rough-sleepers Cycle Of Fear

'Hugely worrying' upsurge in violence among Dublin rough-sleepers

A number of attacks on charity workers have made the headlines in recent weeks. A leading campaigner says it’s ‘very tense’.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless pregnant woman with young son 'left without emergency accommodation' Rough Sleepers

Homeless pregnant woman with young son 'left without emergency accommodation'

“They tried to tell me to get someone to watch my son. I have no family who would do that.”

From TheJournal.ie The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has just had the biggest decrease ever Homeless
From TheJournal.ie Could this 'Homeless Wrap' be saving lives on the streets? Homeless

Could this 'Homeless Wrap' be saving lives on the streets?

Emily Duffy, a student from Limerick, has been displaying the ‘Homeless Wrap’ idea this week as part of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

From TheJournal.ie 'The crisis is deepening': Record number of rough sleepers in Dublin Dublin

'The crisis is deepening': Record number of rough sleepers in Dublin

The latest count recorded 168 people sleeping rough.

From TheJournal.ie €10m budget boost to end 'scourge of homelessness' Rough Sleepers

€10m budget boost to end 'scourge of homelessness'

But rent supplement levels have not been touched.

From TheJournal.ie What age, where, and how many: The data on homelessness in Ireland Homeless Ireland

What age, where, and how many: The data on homelessness in Ireland

How many people are sleeping rough in Wexford? Or how many are in emergency accommodation in Tipperary?

From TheJournal.ie Homeless director says there are new cases of people sleeping rough in Dublin every night Homelessness

Homeless director says there are new cases of people sleeping rough in Dublin every night

Inner City Helping Homeless says a nightly run is now averaging 80 rough sleepers.

From TheJournal.ie Rough sleeper numbers up as Dublin's inner city hits 'crisis point' Homeless

Rough sleeper numbers up as Dublin's inner city hits 'crisis point'

The council’s homeless executive admitted it’s spending more than it would like placing families in hotels because of the demand on services but said that’s better than leaving them on the streets.

From TheJournal.ie Number of homeless on streets of Dublin rises 25 per cent Emergency Accommodation

Number of homeless on streets of Dublin rises 25 per cent

A count by Inner City Helping Homeless found 98 sleeping rough.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Community says 88 per cent rise in Dublin rough sleepers ‘frightening’ Homelessness

Simon Community says 88 per cent rise in Dublin rough sleepers ‘frightening’

85 people were found to be bedding down in the street in the inner city area on one night earlier this month.