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# Homeless

Last week
19th May 2024 - 25th May 2024
'Whether they're from Donegal or Senegal, it makes no difference': A night at the Lighthouse café
Hundreds of homeless people, from Ireland and further afield, visit the Dublin centre every day for food, clothes and friendship.
The centre provides a range of supports to homeless people and asylum seekers
"We need to remember it’s people who are actually inside the tents. These are human beings."
This month
May 2024
Homeless man had granite dropped 28 feet onto his head during row with teens at Luas station
Last month
April 2024
Homelessness: 13,866 people in emergency accommodation last month
Lack of awareness in homelessness sector about possibility of men being trafficked, report finds
This year
2024
Homelessness: Record 4,170 children in emergency accommodation last month
9,671 adults and 4,170 children were in emergency accommodation in February.
Emergency accommodation offered to homeless asylum seekers ends, despite freezing temperatures forecast
More than 4,000 children are now homeless according to latest Govt figures
Council responding as 'matter of urgency' to concerns over sex offenders placed in hostel
Some residents are understood to have said they felt threatened over the placements.
13,318 people in emergency accommodation in December, a 13.5% increase on previous year
Ten people experiencing homelessness died per month in 2020, new data shows
Homelessness: Children in emergency accommodation tops 4,000 for first time
Official figures show 9,409 adults and 4,105 children were in emergency accommodation in November.
The figures are an increase of 335 compared with October 2023.
Over 190 more children are now living in emergency accommodation.
The numbers have been labelled a stark beginning to the new year.
'Someone could be killed': Fears grow as gardaí probe 'worrying trend' of arson attacks
No arrests have been made to date but a number of investigations are ongoing.
The Irish Network Against Racism has expressed concern that the issue will only be taken seriously if someone is badly injured or killed
There have been around 20 arson attacks, or attempted attacks, on properties earmarked to house international protection applicants
Multiple garda investigations into the Ringsend, Rosscahill and other arson attacks around the country are ongoing
Last year
2023
Homelessness record broken again as 13,179 people in emergency accommodation in October
Record high number of children in emergency accommodation, September figures show
Almost three-quarters of homeless adults experienced 'contributory events' beforehand, study shows
Record high number of children in emergency accommodation, August figures show
Focus Ireland recorded 30% increase in service users last year as homelessness rose
Homeless charity reports 17% drop in people supported last year
Fourteen babies born in homeless charity Depaul's services last year
Homelessness record broken again as 12,847 people in emergency accommodation in July
Homelessness record broken again as 12,600 people in emergency accommodation in June
Four unaccompanied minors among 1,400 refugees forced to sleep rough, report shows
Housing minister defends Govt approach after last week's record high homeless figures
Opinion: The US turned a blind eye as a culture of violence grew - we should not do the same
Dr Shana Cohen
Homelessness record broken again as 11,988 people in emergency accommodation in March
Extending eviction ban would reduce number of rental properties even more, says O'Brien
Homelessness record broken again as 11,754 people in emergency accommodation in January
UN rights committee 'seriously concerned' over children in Ireland experiencing homelessness
Homelessness record broken again as 11,632 people in emergency accommodation in December
47 people using or known to homeless services died in the Dublin area last year
All time
Council's housing chief 'loath' to axe need for homeless to require local link for emergency beds
Outreach groups 'doing all they can' so rough sleepers take up emergency accommodation
40 year old pleads guilty to manslaughter of homeless man in tented village in Cork
Woman given community service for attacking a man that she wrongly believed was a rapist
Homelessness: Record high of 10,805 people in emergency accommodation last month
'Six years ago we were in a bank's mortgage ad - now we're couch surfing'
Concerns raised for homeless population amid warnings of 'exceptionally' high temperatures next week
Explainer: Why are Ireland's homeless figures on the rise again?
'Cost is not an issue, it's availability': TD Violet-Anne Wynne on housing
Clare TD Violet-Anne Wynne claims she is homeless