Homelessness

A survey of homeless people accessing services at Cork Simon has found almost 80% had experienced four or more adverse childhood experiences, such as physicial or sexual abuse or substance misuse in the family.

‘Pokémon Go with a social conscience’ to fight homelessness

Citizens are being asked to play a version of Pokémon Go to help solve the housing crisis.

Thousands gather in Phoenix Park to race against the homeless epidemic

Over 2,000 people turned out this morning for the Dublin Simon Community's Home Run.

'Focus must be on preventing homelessness', as number of homeless children tops 3,000 for first time

"We can only do so much…The Minister has to introduce the policies to prevent (these families) becoming homeless."

3,000 children now homeless as crisis worsens

The number of homeless children has topped 3,000 for the first time as the number of families living in emergency accommodation continues to rise.

Latest: Minister says there are 'signs of progress' for homelessness crisis

Latest: The Housing Minister has said any one family in emergency accommodation is a family too many.

Number of homeless families around country continues to rise

The number of homeless families around the country is continuing to rise, according to figures due to be released today.

Simon Community reports reduction in health funding for larger number of homeless people

There has been a 10% reduction in health funding for homeless people since 2008, according to the Simon Community.

Homeless charity plans to build one-bed apartments in Dublin City

Homeless charity, the Peter McVerry Trust is developing social housing with new apartments, including one-beds in the pipeline.

Centre reports major rise in numbers of homeless unable to access emergency accommodation

There has been an alarming increase in the number of homeless people having problems accessing emergency accommodation.

TDs greeted by house of cards as Dáil returns after summer break

Several campaign groups with bagpipes, costumes, and houses made from cards, greeted TDs as they returned to the Dáil after the summer recess.

Unions call for local-authority led programme to generate 50,000 social housing units

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is calling on the Government to declare a housing emergency.

Latest: Dublin Councillor criticises plan to move homeless people to rural areas

Update 9.45am: A City Councillor has said that relocating homeless Dubliners to rural Ireland is not the solution to the housing crisis.

Latest: Housing Minister confronted by protestors who 'don't believe he can cope with homeless crisis'

Latest: The Government will announce immediate changes to their housing strategy later, according to the Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

18 children 'born into homelessness' last year

Eighteen babies were born into homelessness last year, according to DePaul.

Motion put forward for book of condolence for homeless deaths as #MyNameis campaign tours

An emergency motion has been put forward to open a book of condolences for three homeless people who died in the past week.

Teachers' union backs campaign demanding more supports for homeless children

Homelessness is having a significant impact on children’s schooling, the Education Minister has been warned today.

Housing Minister finalising review of Rebuilding Ireland in order to tackle homeless 'crisis'

The Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy says people should not be dying on the streets.

Latest: Dublin City Councillor claims a third homeless person died in Dublin last week

Update - 3.01pm: The Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has extended his sympathies to the families of the two homeless people who died yesterday.

Taoiseach asked why some homeless kids still have to do homework in hotels

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Government is committed to ending child homelessness.

Peter McVerry Trust calls for increase in rapid build homes to tackle homelessness

Houses could be built in as little as three months if rapid build was executed properly, according to the Peter McVerry Trust.

Minister promises homeless children presenting with difficulties will get treatment

The Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has given his assurances that homeless children will be rehabilitated once they are re-homed.

Minister denies Government tried to underplay scale of homeless crisis

The Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has responded to claims that the Government is trying to downplay the scale of the homeless crisis.

St Vincent de Paul calls for urgent action on homeless crisis following CSO figures

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is calling for urgent action to deal with the homeless crisis.

Census reveals the new reality of homelessness: ICHH

Latest: The CEO of the Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) group has wecomed the latest census figures on homelessness and said they highlight the new reality of homelessness in this country.

Census report show 81% increase in homelessness since 2011

Latest: The Simon Communities in Ireland have described latest census figures on homelessness which show an 81% increase in the number of people who are homeless since 2011 as "unsurprising but deeply concerning".

Number of vacant properties in state estimated at between 96,000 - 183,000

Around 3,000 vacant units have been converted for social housing purposes in the last 12 months with the total number of vacant properties in the state estimated to be between 96,000 and 183,000 properties.

Charity ’disturbed’ as new figures show 2895 children recorded as homeless in June

The latest figures from the Department of Housing show that 7,941 people were without a home in June and 2895 of them were children.

Dublin to add another 10 family hubs for the homeless this year

A further 10 family hubs for the homeless are due to open in Dublin this year, bringing the total to 19.

Homeless man lay dead for number of hours in St Stephen’s Green before being discovered

A homeless man lay dead in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green for a number of hours before he was discovered, writes Louise Roseingrave.

"Vulnerable being driven into homelessness" as figures show 42% of homeless are female

A recent report on Ireland’s homeless crisis, published by Trinity College Dublin, has shown that more than half of the 42% of women in homelessness are based in the Capital.

Government urged to lift prescription charges for homeless people

A leading healthcare agency has called on the Government to lift prescription charges for homeless people.

Lifting prescription charges part of homeless solution: Care group

A leading healthcare agency has called on the Government to lift prescription charges for homeless people.

Homeless family of seven to be housed within two months

A homeless family of seven who sued for “family appropriate” accommodation after living in hotels for 18 months will be housed within two months, the High Court has been told.

Barnardos calls for Government action as number of homeless children nears 3,000

Children's' charity Barnardos is calling on the Government to take a more aggressive approach to the ever deepening housing crisis.