Organisation: Simon Communities of Ireland
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The number of people homeless has exceeded 10,000 for the first time as a new report shows a year-on-year rise in rents.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019
A United Nations special rapporteur has said homelessness is a human rights violation amid calls for a constitutional right to housing in this country.
Tue, 12 Jun, 2018
“So you’re Brad Pitt? That don’t impress me much” might be the reaction to the actor’s interior pieces for the Pitt-Pollaro range says
Sat, 14 Apr, 2018
The Government has accepted it cannot rely on the private rental market to solve the housing crisis, according to the CEO of the Simon Communities of Ireland.
Wed, 20 Dec, 2017
A new coalition has been formed to end spiralling youth homelessness.
Sat, 16 Sep, 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 Simon Communities of Ireland says census night will not be a “definitive” count of homelessness.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2016
Just as the fanfare from the official commemorations for the Easter Rising 100 years ago was fading, nearby another event was getting under way: a protest highlighting the plight of homeless people.
Mon, 28 Mar, 2016
Thu, 18 Feb, 2016
Tue, 26 Jan, 2016
Fri, 18 Dec, 2015
The Simon Communities of Ireland are gathering experts for a forum today on what they call the country's "housing and homelessness crisis".
Mon, 28 Sep, 2015
The Simon Communities of Ireland are today releasing their annual report.
Thu, 18 Dec, 2014
The emergency summit to be held today on the homelessness crisis is likely to focus on short-term measures that can be implemented quickly, the Department of the Environment has said.
Thu, 04 Dec, 2014
A homeless charity has blamed the Central Remedial Clinic salary top-up scandal for a 20% fall in donations in the run-up to Christmas.
Fri, 20 Dec, 2013
The new chairman of the Simon Communities of Ireland has called on Nama to disclose details of its vacant property portfolio after a minister said empty houses and apartments could be used to ease homelessness.
Wed, 03 Oct, 2012
CHARITIES who deal with homelessness are reporting a surge in demand for their services and have warned of a “demand tsunami” this winter.
Fri, 30 Sep, 2011
AN Irish Examiner survey of the pay packages earned by the heads of leading charities shows most are on salaries ranging from €100,000 to €150,000.
Mon, 26 Sep, 2011
Workers who were building homes during the construction boom, are now among the country’s new homeless, it was claimed today.
Sun, 14 Nov, 2010
HOMELESS charity Simon worked with at least 4,500 people who were homeless or at serious risk of homelessness in 2009, it has said.
Tue, 19 Oct, 2010
SIMON Community centres around the country – which provide aid to the homeless – are facing growing pressure on their services, with the Cork Simon revealing they are full to capacity every night.
Fri, 18 Dec, 2009
Businesses are being urged not to send Chistmas cards, but to help the homeless instead.
Mon, 02 Nov, 2009
The Simon Communities of Ireland today warned of the devastating impact that further cuts to key funding could have on those at risk of homelessness.
Wed, 28 Oct, 2009
IN recent months there has been considerable public debate on issues relating to Government expenditure cuts, our economic recovery and the need to protect Ireland’s most vulnerable groups.
Thu, 22 Oct, 2009
Four organisations working in the housing area have joined forces to lobby against any further cuts in the rent supplement scheme.
Tue, 20 Oct, 2009
THERE are public fears that more people will end up homeless as a result of the recession, according to an opinion poll.
Mon, 28 Sep, 2009
The Simon Communities of Ireland today urged the Government to honour its commitments to "protect poor and vulnerable people" in its April 7 emergency Budget.
Wed, 01 Apr, 2009
A leading homelessness charity is warning that its services are operating at full capacity.
Tue, 16 Dec, 2008
A CHARITY working for the homeless has urged the Government to take advantage of the recession by buying some of the thousands of vacant houses and apartments left unsold in the property slump.
Fri, 10 Oct, 2008
The Government should buy up thousands of homes left empty in the property slump to reduce homelessness, a leading charity said today.
Thu, 09 Oct, 2008
WE must ensure the poor and vulnerable are protected as well as our financial institutions, a homeless charity has urged as demand for its services soared in recent months.
Thu, 02 Oct, 2008
An ambitious Government plan to tackle homelessness was today branded meaningless unless the state confirms money to finance it is available.
Thu, 21 Aug, 2008
Nine out of 10 homeless people suffer from poor health, it emerged today.
Tue, 11 Dec, 2007
BACK for its third year the ‘Simon Open Door’ campaign by the RIAI will run on Saturday, April 28.
Sat, 07 Apr, 2007
The Simon Community has tonight labelled Budget 2007 as a failed opportunity to end homelessness in Ireland.
Wed, 06 Dec, 2006
A campaign spearheaded by four leading charities was launched today to end homelessness over the next four years.
Wed, 25 Oct, 2006
CAMPAIGNERS for the homeless are tomorrow launching an urgent appeal for volunteers to work with down-and-outs in emergency shelters, on the streets and in supported housing.
Wed, 16 Aug, 2006
The Simon Communities of Ireland has expressed their disappointment that the Government did not prioritise social housing in this year’s budget.
Wed, 07 Dec, 2005
THE needs of homeless people would be better served by a dramatic shift in housing policies adopted by the Government, local authorities and housing organisations, according to a major report.
Tue, 26 Jul, 2005
The Government and local authorities must provide more long-term solutions to housing for the homeless, the Simon Community claimed today.
Mon, 25 Jul, 2005