Homeless numbers on the rise, says charity

A leading homeless charity has said the numbers living on the streets is increasing because of the recession.

Today marks World Homeless Day and to coincide with the anniversary, DePaul Ireland is launching an exhibition in Dublin of pieces of art created by people who are currently homeless and seeking support from the organisation.

The group is also appealing to the public for donations as funding to the organization has been cut by 12% this year.

Anyone who wishes to make a donation to DePaul Ireland can text the word BLANKET to 51 500.


More in this Section

Teacher dismissed due to allegations by students can continue to look for teaching jobs, court rules

Jury retires for weekend after failing to reach verdict in Dublin stairwell stabbing murder trial

Taoiseach: My position on abortion 'has evolved over time'

Teen on last chance to avoid another spell in custody after youths cause €6,000 worth of damage at Oberstown


Today's Stories

Jerry McCabe’s garda son successfully appeals assault conviction

‘Electrical appliances a fire risk when you’re out of house’, says senior fireman

Defilement left vulnerable teenager ‘in a very dark place’

Minister Eoghan Murphy supports Eighth Amendment reforms

Lifestyle

Review: N.E.R.D - No One Ever Really Dies: Their finest album to date

Everyone's mad at Google - Sundar Pichai has to fix it

Scenes from the analogue city - Memories of Limerick from the late 80s and early 90s

Ask Audrey: 'I heard that Viagra fumes from Pfizer’s were causing stiffys below in Ringaskiddy'

More From The Irish Examiner