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Dublin: 5 °C Thursday 23 November, 2017

#Homelessness

# homelessness - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie 'Extremely worrying': A record high of 184 people are now sleeping rough in Dublin Homelessness

'Extremely worrying': A record high of 184 people are now sleeping rough in Dublin

New figures for October also show an increase in homeless families and single people.

# homelessness - Monday 20 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Perhaps that wasn't the question': Taoiseach may have misunderstood homelessness question International Standards

'Perhaps that wasn't the question': Taoiseach may have misunderstood homelessness question

In the past week the government claimed that the context of a question on homelessness was left out – it wasn’t.

# homelessness - Sunday 19 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Young mothers queuing for handouts of nappies is the new normal for a Dublin charity Homeless

Young mothers queuing for handouts of nappies is the new normal for a Dublin charity

The Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin is a busy place every morning.

# homelessness - Saturday 18 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Martin says government surprised by scale of anger levelled against them this week Homelessness

Martin says government surprised by scale of anger levelled against them this week

Martin said Fine Gael faced backlash from the people over homelessness comments.

From TheJournal.ie 'Being homeless was so overwhelming. I never felt safe. I never felt the kids were safe' Homelessness

'Being homeless was so overwhelming. I never felt safe. I never felt the kids were safe'

Focus Ireland has brought 300 families out of homelessness.

From TheJournal.ie Over 70% of people don't think the Irish government is fighting homelessness Claire Byrne Poll

Over 70% of people don't think the Irish government is fighting homelessness

There were over 8,000 people staying in emergency accommodation in September.

# homelessness - Friday 17 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Action on homelessness would do more for our international reputation than chastising commentary' Homelessness

'Action on homelessness would do more for our international reputation than chastising commentary'

We should be concerned that discussions around homelessness this week were marked by a moralistic judgementalism, writes Kevin Hargaden.

# homelessness - Thursday 16 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'See no homeless, hear no homeless, help no homeless': Paul Murphy hits out at government approach Anti-homeless Devices

'See no homeless, hear no homeless, help no homeless': Paul Murphy hits out at government approach

Solidarity TDs have launched a Bill that aims to prevent the installation of anti-homeless devices.

From TheJournal.ie 'Emotional contributions' about Fine Gael's messaging on homelessness at party meeting Frank Discussion

'Emotional contributions' about Fine Gael's messaging on homelessness at party meeting

Comments by Leo Varadkar and junior housing minister Damien English have come in for criticism.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's nothing normal about living by the side of the road with your children' Food Parcels

'There's nothing normal about living by the side of the road with your children'

Volunteers at the Capuchin Day Centre say that relative levels of homelessness are not the point.

# homelessness - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards? Factcheck

FactCheck: Does Ireland really have a low rate of homelessness by international standards?

The Taoiseach and Housing Minister have both made the claim in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Analysis of homelessness rates in other countries vs Ireland Homeless Rates

Analysis of homelessness rates in other countries vs Ireland

A brief look at homelessness rates in other countries.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am absolutely furious' - Fr Peter McVerry criticises Taoiseach and senior council official for homeless comments Bad Behaviour

'I am absolutely furious' - Fr Peter McVerry criticises Taoiseach and senior council official for homeless comments

The head of Dublin City Council’s homelessness body is coming in for widespread criticism for her comments.

From TheJournal.ie Coverage of homelessness crisis 'damaging to Ireland's reputation' - minister Bad Reputation

Coverage of homelessness crisis 'damaging to Ireland's reputation' - minister

His comments follow controversial remarks on the topic by Leo Varadkar at the weekend.

# homelessness - Monday 13 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Government's top housing adviser: 'Homelessness is a normal thing' Crisis Levels

Government's top housing adviser: 'Homelessness is a normal thing'

The chair of the Housing Agency said we need to move from a situation where we use words like “homeless’” and “crisis” continuously.

# homelessness - Saturday 11 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: 'Ireland has one of the lowest levels of homelessness' Fine Gael Conference

Leo Varadkar: 'Ireland has one of the lowest levels of homelessness'

The Taoiseach said homeless figures are low by international standards.

# homelessness - Friday 10 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Limerick woman describes going into labour in hotel room after becoming homeless Never Forget It

Limerick woman describes going into labour in hotel room after becoming homeless

“I felt like my little family was broken.”

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't see why not': Jail time could be the penalty for substandard accommodation Renting

'I don't see why not': Jail time could be the penalty for substandard accommodation

“We’re talking about criminals who are abusing people’s human rights,” the Housing Minister said earlier today.

# homelessness - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Number of homeless people requiring emergency beds in Cork increases for third year running Homelessness

# homelessness - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie "You get up in the morning and the first thing you say to yourself is 'where am I going to sleep tonight'?" Homelessness

"You get up in the morning and the first thing you say to yourself is 'where am I going to sleep tonight'?"

Paul and Roy Kelly spent three months homeless living in a tent before being helped by the Peter McVerry Trust.

# homelessness - Monday 6 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Like you’re running up an escalator that is going in the wrong direction': Peter McVerry says homelessness keeps getting worse Peter Mcverry Trust

'Like you’re running up an escalator that is going in the wrong direction': Peter McVerry says homelessness keeps getting worse

Peter McVerry Trust’s annual report shows that the charity supported close to 4,600 individuals across its services last year.

# homelessness - Saturday 4 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Homeless man who rescued his rabbit from the Liffey in 2011 now lives on Royal canal with his dogs Homeless

Pictures: Homeless man who rescued his rabbit from the Liffey in 2011 now lives on Royal canal with his dogs

John Byrne was photographed living on the Royal Canal with his friend and dogs.

# homelessness - Friday 3 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Getting a water charges refund? These charities want you to donate it to help tackle homelessness The Refund Project

Getting a water charges refund? These charities want you to donate it to help tackle homelessness

Three of Ireland’s leading homelessness charities have called on the public to donate their refunds.

# homelessness - Monday 30 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke Housing Crisis

Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke

Three months’ worth of complaints to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive suggest conditions in the capital’s emergency accommodation are fraught.

# homelessness - Sunday 29 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'In 1971 homelessness was seen as a marginal problem and focused on single men' Read Me

'In 1971 homelessness was seen as a marginal problem and focused on single men'

Having worked in housing, homelessness and social work for 45 years, Justin O’Brien reflects on personal challenges, successes and milestones.

# homelessness - Saturday 28 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Dublin hotelier received €8 million to house homeless families last year Big Business

Dublin hotelier received €8 million to house homeless families last year

The high payments to hoteliers has continued into 2017 with hotels and B&Bs receiving a total of €23.9 million for the six months to the end of June.

# homelessness - Friday 27 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Murphy hails 'progress' housing people but numbers in emergency accommodation hit record levels Homelessness

Murphy hails 'progress' housing people but numbers in emergency accommodation hit record levels

Sinn Féin’s housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin called Murphy’s bullishness “spin”.

# homelessness - Thursday 26 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie In Ireland, another 76 children became homeless just in time for the new school year Homeless Figures

In Ireland, another 76 children became homeless just in time for the new school year

There are still 690 families in hotels, the Minister for Housing said.

# homelessness - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

From The Daily Edge An Irish homeless charity received the loveliest letter from a 7-year-old for their work during Storm Ophelia My Name Is Megan

# homelessness - Friday 20 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should houses be built in Dublin parks to solve the housing crisis?

Dublin City Council said that it is a possibility.

From TheJournal.ie Court challenge to Clontarf homeless hub struck out Aisling House

Court challenge to Clontarf homeless hub struck out

The council plans to turn the Victorian era red brick terraced properties into a “homeless hub”.

# homelessness - Thursday 19 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Martin is home at last: 14 years on the street and finally a door to close behind him Room Of One's Own This post contains videos

Martin is home at last: 14 years on the street and finally a door to close behind him

Photographer Donal Moloney has been following Martin’s story for years. Here, he finds a wonderful ending.

From TheJournal.ie No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind' Crisis Point

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

From TheJournal.ie The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes Housing First

The man who pioneered a solution to homelessness: Give people homes

Dr Sam Tsemberis is the pioneer of housing first – which takes rough sleepers of the streets and gives them homes.

# homelessness - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year Housing Crisis

Budget 2018 measures will bring only 31 additional social housing builds next year

The housing budget was increased to €1.9 billion for 2018 but will result in only 31 new builds more than those we already knew about.

# homelessness - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I am sitting with a non-alcoholic beer on my last night in emergency accommodation' Homelessness

'I am sitting with a non-alcoholic beer on my last night in emergency accommodation'

Homeless people in these situations are not to be blamed. They are living in a brutal, brutalising environment, writes Christine O’Donnell.

# homelessness - Monday 2 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Column: Could a simple tax solve the housing crisis? Capital Gains Tax

Column: Could a simple tax solve the housing crisis?

Legislative changes need to be made in Budget 2018 to offer some hope to those who really need it, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# homelessness - Friday 29 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Number of homeless children in Ireland passes 3,000 Record Levels

Number of homeless children in Ireland passes 3,000

There were yet more distressing numbers in the government’s latest homeless figures.

# homelessness - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'The impact of this is untold': Health funding for homelessness has dropped since 2008 Worsening Crisis

'The impact of this is untold': Health funding for homelessness has dropped since 2008

Dublin Simon Community said that health funding for homelessness has dropped by 10% since 2008.

# homelessness - Thursday 21 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Dáil defeats Bill that would make housing a constitutional right Crisis

Dáil defeats Bill that would make housing a constitutional right

Dun Laoghaire TD Richard Boyd Barrett has called the government “shameful” for not supporting the Bill.

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