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Dublin: 5 °C Thursday 22 February, 2018

#Homelessness

# homelessness - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie 'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect Lost Children

'We're failing children': One in seven kids lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect

Barnardos wants €250 million to be invested in public services to help children in need.

# homelessness - Monday 19 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds Fire Sale

'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds

The bank, which is 75% owned by the State, plans to sell off a loan book worth €4 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin north inner city locals object to charity homeless support centre opening in their area Charity

Dublin north inner city locals object to charity homeless support centre opening in their area

Residents of North Wall lodged an official appeal after planning permission was granted for a new facility.

# homelessness - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We've had up to five doses given before someone comes around': How an anti-overdose drug is saving lives Naloxone

# homelessness - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Apollo House will soon be a thing of the past as demolition work begins Home Sweet Home

Apollo House will soon be a thing of the past as demolition work begins

The office block on Dublin’s Tara Street is about to be torn down.

# homelessness - Monday 5 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The firm behind Ireland's largest homeless family hub was previously paid millions to run a Direct Provision centre Family Hub

The firm behind Ireland's largest homeless family hub was previously paid millions to run a Direct Provision centre

The Townhouse on Gardiner Street is the largest family hub in the country.

# homelessness - Thursday 1 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Two homeless men dressed as workmen snuck into Dublin offices to steal cash and phones After Hours

Two homeless men dressed as workmen snuck into Dublin offices to steal cash and phones

The men were jailed for between 18 months and three years.

From TheJournal.ie Conor Skehan criticised for claiming disabled homeless boy's family turned down suitable accommodation Homeless

Conor Skehan criticised for claiming disabled homeless boy's family turned down suitable accommodation

Skehan appeared before the Oireachtas Housing Committee yesterday afternoon.

# homelessness - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm careful with my words': Conor Skehan stands by his 'gaming the system' comments Homelessness

'I'm careful with my words': Conor Skehan stands by his 'gaming the system' comments

The chair of Ireland’s Housing Agency is one of the government’s top advisors.

# homelessness - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie A new homeless family hub run by a private company is set to open in Dublin next week Lynams

A new homeless family hub run by a private company is set to open in Dublin next week

After months of delays, Lynam’s Hotel in Dublin is due to open this week as a family hub.

# homelessness - Monday 22 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie A private company managing homeless accommodation in Dublin made nearly €3 million profit in 2016 Homelessness

A private company managing homeless accommodation in Dublin made nearly €3 million profit in 2016

R&G Administration manages and oversees accommodation for homeless families at two locations in Dublin.

# homelessness - Friday 19 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Over 8,500 people spent Christmas Day in emergency accommodation December Figures

Over 8,500 people spent Christmas Day in emergency accommodation

The December figures saw a slight reduction in the number of homeless families.

# homelessness - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them? Homelessness

Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them?

A large number of groups feed and clothes homeless people in Ireland – but are they really helping?

# homelessness - Monday 15 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year Housing Report 2017

The Housing Department doesn't know how many homes were built last year

The Housing Minister said that accurate figures around new builds would be available later this year.

# homelessness - Sunday 14 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The number of homeless families staying in hotels in Dublin has shot up once again Homelessness

The number of homeless families staying in hotels in Dublin has shot up once again

The figures had been dropping, but November shows an increase in families staying in hotels.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I was a medical doctor. I never thought I'd end up homeless but I did' Read Me

Column: 'I was a medical doctor. I never thought I'd end up homeless but I did'

I am lonely and I am terrified. I am exhausted from the stress, writes Dr Annette Hunter.

# homelessness - Saturday 13 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Social housing should not just be for people with low incomes – this creates ghettos' Opinion

'Social housing should not just be for people with low incomes – this creates ghettos'

All housing is social, and having a mix of backgrounds will set standards and reduce social problems, writes Kate Kavanagh.

# homelessness - Thursday 11 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Alternative accommodation secured for almost all homeless families staying in the Gresham Hotel Homelessness

Alternative accommodation secured for almost all homeless families staying in the Gresham Hotel

Last week it emerged that 14 homeless families who had been staying at the Gresham in Dublin city centre had been told they had to leave by the end of the month.

# homelessness - Saturday 6 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Pressure grows on reappointment of Conor Skehan as housing chair, councillors seek to block it Gaming The System

Pressure grows on reappointment of Conor Skehan as housing chair, councillors seek to block it

Skehan has faced scrutiny for his comments on homeless families “gaming the system”.

# homelessness - Friday 5 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Head of Housing Agency who said homeless families may be 'gaming the system' reappointed for another year Conor Skehan

Head of Housing Agency who said homeless families may be 'gaming the system' reappointed for another year

Conor Skehan’s five year stint as chair of the agency was due to end at the beginning of this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nowhere is taking anybody': Concern among homeless families asked to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month Homelessness

'Nowhere is taking anybody': Concern among homeless families asked to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month

670 people were in hotel accommodation at the end of November.

# homelessness - Thursday 4 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised for 14 homeless families told to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month Homeless

Concerns raised for 14 homeless families told to leave Gresham Hotel by the end of the month

The Gresham has previously been paid by Dublin City Council to temporarily accommodate homeless families over the past number of years.

# homelessness - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Housing Minister says his department has 'no evidence' of homeless families 'gaming the system' Homelessness

Housing Minister says his department has 'no evidence' of homeless families 'gaming the system'

Murphy was responding to comments from the outgoing chairperson of the Housing Agency.

# homelessness - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'No evidence whatsoever' to claims by top housing official that homeless families are 'gaming the system' Homelessness

'No evidence whatsoever' to claims by top housing official that homeless families are 'gaming the system'

Conor Skehan said that families may be “gaming the system” in order to jump up the social housing waiting list.

# homelessness - Monday 1 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Loneliness, mental health, separation: How homelessness affects children later in life Btyse

Loneliness, mental health, separation: How homelessness affects children later in life

Two Cork students examined how homelessness affects children for the upcoming BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

# homelessness - Saturday 30 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life Interview

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

# homelessness - Thursday 28 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year Homelessness

Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year

3,333 children were homeless in Ireland in November.

# homelessness - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Why aren't unused army barracks used to provide shelter for the homeless? Poor Conditions

Why aren't unused army barracks used to provide shelter for the homeless?

The Minister for Defence told the Dáil that many vacant units are in a “very poor state of repair”.

# homelessness - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Coveney has no regrets about making promises about family homelessness Interview

Coveney has no regrets about making promises about family homelessness

Tánaiste Simon Coveney sits down with TheJournal.ie to talk homelessness, Brexit, abortion and Callan’s Kicks.

# homelessness - Monday 25 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We have to give back something': The barber who cuts hair for the homeless outside the GPO Homeless Crisis This post contains videos

'We have to give back something': The barber who cuts hair for the homeless outside the GPO

Hakkan Isik and his team of volunteers set up outside the Dublin landmark each Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Volunteers will feed 3,500 poor and homeless people a Christmas dinner today Homelessness

Volunteers will feed 3,500 poor and homeless people a Christmas dinner today

The 350 volunteer spots filled up within a day this year.

# homelessness - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Hozier just joined Glen Hansard for a Christmas Eve singalong in Dublin The Christmas Busk

Hozier just joined Glen Hansard for a Christmas Eve singalong in Dublin

The event was held to raise money for the homeless.

# homelessness - Friday 22 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 98% of HAP properties in Dublin failed to meet rental standards What HAP-Penned

98% of HAP properties in Dublin failed to meet rental standards

Of these 117 failed properties, compliance was only achieved in eight.

# homelessness - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Rent rates in Limerick city are rising the fastest in the country Rtb Index

Rent rates in Limerick city are rising the fastest in the country

Rent rates in Limerick city rose by over 19% when compared to this time last year.

# homelessness - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It's deeply, deeply depressing': There are still over 3,300 children homeless in Ireland Homeless

'It's deeply, deeply depressing': There are still over 3,300 children homeless in Ireland

There were 1,530 families with 3,333 children staying in emergency accommodation in November.

'The second half of the night was harder but we knew we weren’t experiencing the real thing'

Alan O’Mara was one of the many GAA stars who slept out in solidarity with Ireland’s homeless on Saturday night.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly enough people to fill the 3Arena urgently sought help from Simon Communities last year Homelessness

Nearly enough people to fill the 3Arena urgently sought help from Simon Communities last year

Over 11,000 people went to the charity for help in 2016.

# homelessness - Monday 18 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Former Georgian hotel in Dublin's city centre opens as hostel after years of objections Homelessness

Former Georgian hotel in Dublin's city centre opens as hostel after years of objections

The development in Dublin 2 was held up for years due to a series of objections.

# homelessness - Sunday 17 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'One former Apollo House resident has died on the streets already' One Year On

'One former Apollo House resident has died on the streets already'

Many former residents feel let down.

# homelessness - Saturday 16 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Peter McVerry Trust to provide new accommodation for 100 people and 24 families before Christmas Homelessness

Peter McVerry Trust to provide new accommodation for 100 people and 24 families before Christmas

The new services are located Dublin City, Fingal, and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and will include two new family hubs.

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