The woman was found, in a freezing and very distressed state, outside the GPO on O’Connell Street shortly after 9pm by a homeless volunteer who runs a soup kitchen for the homeless every Thursday night.
Fri, 10 Jan, 2020
A host of Irish singers gathered in Dublin this evening for the traditional Christmas Eve busk.
Tue, 24 Dec, 2019
Kepak will deliver beef, lamb, pork and chicken products to Simon Community locations across Dublin, Cork and Limerick once a week for 12 months, enough for more than 30,000 meals.
Fri, 22 Nov, 2019
Joe McKeever is somebody who will benefit from a mobile data-sharing initiative from An Post to keep Ireland's homeless connected.
Tue, 29 Oct, 2019
Organisers of support meetings in which people who have recovered from addictions help others do the same could graduate to a position where professional trainers are no longer needed.
Sat, 26 Oct, 2019
A man who said he believes he has saved lives by talking to people who are suicidal has received an eight-month jail sentence for drugs offences.
Sat, 07 Sep, 2019
The father of a man who is presumed to have been murdered in Cork’s 'House of Horrors' in 1994 has issued an appeal for information that will lead to the recovery of his son's remains.
Sun, 28 Apr, 2019
A young Cork woman who has been convicted of shoplifting more than 100 times was back before the court for sentencing on another spree of thefts.
Mon, 15 Apr, 2019
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Sat, 13 Apr, 2019
AS a boy Ross Byrne was rarely seen without a rugby ball in his hand. Being motivated to play was never an issue for the Dubliner since he first took up the sport at the age of five or six, a passion that was cultivated in the rugby-playing schools he attended.
Fri, 15 Mar, 2019
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Tue, 30 Oct, 2018
Over 3,000 avoided emergency accommodation thanks to charity
Wed, 26 Sep, 2018
A new €1.2bn land agency using State-owned sites for house construction will help end the boom-and-bust cycle in housing, the Government has pledged.
Fri, 14 Sep, 2018
Here are some of the headlines this morning...
Fri, 17 Aug, 2018
Almost two thirds of clients who took part in a pilot study run by Dublin Simon said they had made at least one previous suicide attempt.
Thu, 14 Jun, 2018
Opposition parties and charities have labelled mooted Government plans to remove non-EU nationals from homelessness figures as a “disgusting” PR exercise.
Mon, 07 May, 2018
The Government has the capacity to build 50,000 social houses in the next two years but this would not be the solution to the homeless crisis, the housing minister claims.
Sat, 21 Apr, 2018
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Tue, 17 Apr, 2018
People have donated nearly €1m worth of water refunds to homeless charities.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2018
Dr Margot Bolster, the Assistant State Pathologist, gave evidence that the cause of death was mechanical asphyxia, associated positional asphyxia and hypoxia or lack of oxygen due to being trapped inside the chute.
Tue, 20 Feb, 2018
Politicians accused of caring more about their Christmas break.
Sat, 16 Dec, 2017
The Refund Project has reached almost €300,000 in donations after 1,600 households pledged some or all of the returned water charges.
Fri, 15 Dec, 2017
The public is being asked to redirect their Irish Water refund towards the homeless crisis.
Sat, 02 Dec, 2017
Cork’s Simon Community says there is a growing need for increased services for homeless people in the city.
Wed, 08 Nov, 2017
Three of the country’s charities are launching a major appeal asking for householders to donate some or all of their Irish Water refunds to help those who are homeless.
Fri, 03 Nov, 2017
Two men who were sleeping rough are reported to have died last night.
Thu, 19 Oct, 2017
The conversion of the hall into a hostel was ruled to be in material contravention of the area's local development plan.
Wed, 11 Oct, 2017
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.
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
The Simon Communities in Ireland have launched a campaign demanding the Government build more social and affordable housing.
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017
The Irish Dental Association is joining forces with a number of charities to provide free screening for the disease.
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
The Government is under increasing pressure to beef up compulsory purchase orders and introduce a vacant home tax to tackle the homelessness crisis.
Mon, 11 Sep, 2017
The hidden homeless living in forests in Phoenix Park is exposed in a documentary on the country’s most famous green patch.
Tue, 05 Sep, 2017
The 30-year-old woman who died in a tent while sleeping rough in Cork was a “very decent girl” who had fallen on hard times, according to the head of a local homeless charity.
Mon, 04 Sep, 2017
A vigil has taken place in memory of a man who died on the streets in the capital this week.
Fri, 01 Sep, 2017
More than 90% of rental properties are beyond the reach of people dependent on State housing benefits.
Thu, 17 Aug, 2017
A primary school and local residents have failed in their efforts to prevent Dublin Simon Community from securing planning permission for a 70-bed recovery centre for homeless drug addicts and alcoholics at Usher’s Island in the inner city.
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
The majority of us believe the Government is not doing enough to solve the housing crisis, according to a new report from the Simon Community.
Wed, 24 May, 2017
Rent rises for tens of thousands of tenants in Cork, Galway, and areas around Dublin will be capped from today, but some cities and towns have failed a ‘rent pressure zone’ test, sparking a backlash from TDs.
Fri, 27 Jan, 2017
There has been a 26% increase in the number of people seeking help from the Simon Communities of Ireland in the last two years.
Thu, 22 Dec, 2016
The Housing Minister Simon Coveney has said the Apollo House sit-in is not the way to tackle Dublin's homeless crisis.
Sat, 17 Dec, 2016
A play inspired by the tragic death of homeless man Jonathan Corrie near the Dáil in December 2014 is to be performed at a renowned theatre in West Cork tomorrow night.
Wed, 07 Dec, 2016
Tue, 29 Nov, 2016
Kerrie O’Brien, reading at the Winter Warmers event in Cork this weekend, has also put together a book in aid of the homeless, writes
Fri, 25 Nov, 2016