Peter McVerry Trust proposes new plan for tackling homelessness in rural Ireland

The Peter McVerry Trust says new ideas are needed to make sure there isn't a missed opportunity to tackle rural homelessness.

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Homeless dad: Armed Garda response ‘out of proportion’

Homeless father Gerard Doyle said the response to a dispute he has with a hostel his family is in — during which the Armed Support Unit (ASU) was dispatched — was “totally out of proportion”.

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David McWilliams: Homelessness crisis can be fixed by 'imagination and common sense'

Ireland has to house the equivalent of a town like Clifden every month for the next fifty years yet we continue to try to solve homelessness with a complete absence of imagination, broadcaster and economist David McWilliams has told a Focus Ireland Conference in Cork.

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Homeless crisis goes on thanks to illogical left parties

The grand hypocrisy of the so-called hard left in Ireland was exposed this week, suggests Daniel McConnell.

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History shows that coming down hard on people highlighting social injustice is a mistake

Masked policemen facilitating men in balaclavas envokes authoritarianism, writes Michael Clifford.

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Latest: Dublin City Council bid to evict family from vacant house adjourned

A high court case against a homeless mother-of-three living in a vacant council house in Dublin has been adjourned until Tuesday.

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Civil liberties body calls for garda report on handling of Dublin housing protest

A new guide on implementing a human rights-based approach to Garda Reform has been published.

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Outgoing Merchants Quay Ireland CEO: ‘Ireland faces drugs, homeless crisis’

Ireland is in the midst of a “deepening social crisis” in terms of housing, homelessness, and addiction, according to Merchants Quay Ireland.

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Homeless family of 12 forced to sleep in hospital waiting room

Sinn Féin's Housing Spokesperson claims he has never heard of homeless people being sent to sleep in hospitals.

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Housing activists bring Dublin to a standstill with sit-down protest

Latest: Up to 1,000 protesters have taken part in a major housing demonstration during rush hour in Dublin city centre.

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Student describes how he got a 'deviated bone' in his neck after being arrested at housing protest

A total of five people were arrested after the incident in the city’s North Frederick Street.

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Gardaí arrest six housing action protestors in Dublin

Six people have been arrested on North Federick Street in Dublin at the site of a protest by housing action group, Take Back the City.

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'What a way to treat a human being': Watch as homeless man reacts to news he is to be evicted

A 53-year-old English man who has been living in a small white marquee tent on Cork city's quays for nearly a year has expressed his dismay at news that eviction notices have been served on those living in the tented village.

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Housing delivery delay is embarrassing

It is hard not to think that even the Government’s most ardent supporters must feel a growing sense of frustration and some embarrassment too, at its utterly inadequate response to the housing crisis. If they don’t, then they should.

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Councils may lose power over housing response

Dublin’s local authorities have been threatened with the loss of powers if they do not immediately tackle the homelessness crisis.

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Councils may lose power over housing response

Dublin’s local authorities have been threatened with the loss of powers if they do not immediately tackle the homelessness crisis.

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Simon: Rent freezes could stop homelessness

Rent freezes should be considered as part of a radical new approach to preventing the flow of people into homelessness, the head of Cork Simon said.

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Louise O’Neill challenges politicians to volunteer in homeless shelter

One of the most influential authors of her generation has encouraged Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to spend a day volunteering in a homeless shelter.

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Lack of legal right to housing sees families cut adrift

Families are cast adrift outside the margins of society because there is no right to shelter for homeless children, an independent law centre has claimed.

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Plans to remove quayside tents from Cork city centre are ‘advanced'

Plans to remove tents from a Cork city centre quay where up to a dozen people sleep nightly are at an advanced state, it emerged last night.

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Long-term homelessness in Cork up 10% since last year

Record numbers sought help from Cork Simon last year as the city’s long-term homeless figure surged 10%.

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Plans to remove quayside tents from a Cork city centre are ‘advanced'

Plans to remove tents from a Cork city centre quay where up to a dozen people sleep nightly are at an advanced state, it emerged last night.

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Report: Investors, councils compete with families for homes

Families face “increasing competition” from local authorities and investors for new and secondhand homes, according to a report from Banking and Payments Federation Ireland.

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Cork city centre quayside branded ‘TentsVille’ as more homeless pitch tents

Part of a Cork city centre quayside has been branded ‘TentsVille’ after up to a dozen homeless people pitched their tents in the area.

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Government must invest more in public services in face of national emergency: Social Justice Ireland

Social Justice Ireland is calling for stronger Government action on housing, healthcare, education, rural development and other social issues.

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Fianna Fáil: Motions of no confidence will not build a single house

The housing minister has accused Sinn Féin of headline-grabbing after it confirmed plans to table a motion of ‘no confidence’ in him.

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Charity calls for end to 'political football' being played around homelessness

A housing charity has called on politicians to "stop playing political football with homelessness and address the issues".

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Growing number of homeless children poses major challenge, says minister

Overall the number of homeless people in Ireland continues to rise.

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Almost 10,000 people in emergency accommodation, figures show

Homeless charities have warned the soaring numbers entering emergency accommodation outside of Dublin could lead to many people, including families, becoming long-term homeless.

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'It's the fear that really gets you,' says homeless pensioner as figures increase

New homeless figures show a sharp rise in the number of people over 65 living in emergency accommodation.

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Homeless groups: Minister's plan to tackle homelessness 'has already failed'

Homeless groups say Minister Eoghan Murphy's housing plan has failed.

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Fears of fresh spike after record homelessness figures in July

The Government has been warned it is farther away than ever from solving the homelessness crisis after record figures were published for July, amid warnings of a fresh spike in the number of families moving to emergency accommodation.

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