#EndYouthHomelessness campaign launched over 82% jump in number of homeless young people

There are nearly 900 young people aged 18-24 now homeless according to figures from Focus Ireland.

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Majority of homeless families had rented privately: Study

The majority of homeless families had rented privately before losing their homes, according to a new study.

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Combating crisis: Focus report on homeless is welcome

THE report by Focus Ireland on homelessness is a welcome extension to prevailing knowledge about one of the most acute social dilemmas of our times.

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Focus Ireland finds that 90% of homeless families had stable housing histories

Nine out of 10 families that are now homeless had stable housing histories and lived in their last stable home for over a year.

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Over 90% of homeless children have no support worker, says charity

Representatives from Focus Ireland appeared before the Children and Youth Affairs Committee.

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Threshold sees rise in cases as Limerick rent increases 14%

Housing advice charity, Threshold, has dealt with more than 600 cases in Limerick since the start of 2018 as rent pressures continue to grow in the city.

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Homeless spending up 55% in Cork and Kerry

Spending on homeless services in Cork and Kerry soared by 55% last year to over €11.5m.

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Charities warn of homeless crisis becoming seen as unsolvable

Charities have warned that the spiralling homeless crisis could become viewed by the public as unsolvable unless the number of people in emergency accommodation is reversed.

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Number of homeless people rises to 10,378, including 3,800 children

There has been another increase in the number of people who are homeless.

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'Striking' number of youths in 'concealed homelessness'

A “striking” proportion of vulnerable young people are in “concealed homelessness” such as couch surfing, according to new research which also finds many opt to sleep rough rather than go into emergency accommodation.

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'Modern den of thieves': Mick Barry calls Fine Gael a party of landlords

Fine Gael is refusing to ban evictions into homelessness because it is a party of landlords, the Dáil has heard.

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Government urged to set up National Relocation Scheme for homeless families

The Government has been urged to set up a national relocation scheme to take hundreds of families out of homelessness each year.

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Cork teen pens poem on homelessness

A transition year student from Cork has scooped the top award in a competition which asked secondary school students to write about their experiences with homelessness.

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Increased crisis interventions reported as more people visit homeless service with mental health issues

The homelessness crisis is taking an increasing toll on people's mental health, with one support service carrying out nine crisis interventions every working day since the start of the year.

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Merchants Quay homeless night cafe sees 'more coming in for economic reasons' in last year

The number of unique clients using the country's first homeless night cafe rose by 10% last year, with Merchants Quay Ireland revealing that more people pushed into homelessness because of the housing crisis are accessing the service.

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Taoiseach rejects calls to sack Eoghan Murphy over homelessness crisis

Mr Varadkar defended Mr Murphy from growing criticism of his time in the job, despite admitting the latest record homelessness figures are "very depressing".

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Focus Ireland: 'We can’t allow landlords to evict tenants during a crisis'

The head of advocacy at homeless charity Focus Ireland is calling on the Minister for Housing to look at the right to a home provision in the Constitution.

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Homeless figures hit record high

There has been another slight rise in the number of people staying in emergency accommodation.

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Peter McVerry Trust: Report on family hub centres could further stigmatise children

A homelessness charity says it is ‘really concerned’ that a report from the Ombudsman for Children’s Office on family hub centres runs the risk of further stigmatising those living in temporary accommodation centres.

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Shame, guilt, anger: Children in hubs want homes of their own

“We can no longer allow our children to live with the overwhelming feelings of shame, guilt and anger because they are homeless, through no fault of their own.”

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Legislation needed to protect tenants, says housing charity

The charity spoke out in the wake of the eviction into homelessness of a young mother, Stephanie, and her three children from the Cork city home she had been renting for nine years.

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Cork mother and three children evicted into homelessness from rented home she occupied for nine years

A young mother and her three children have been evicted into homelessness from the home she rented for nine years.

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Cork Simon set target of €100,000 in funds to support homeless services

The Cork Simon Annual Fundraising Ball is set to raise up to €100,000 to support men and women in Cork affected by homelessness.

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Rally over homeless crisis to be held in Cork

Several community groups will take part in the rally calling on the government to act on the shortage of housing.

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Proposals to strengthen renters’ rights don't do enough, according to Threshold

New proposals designed to strengthen renters’ rights don’t do enough to stop evictions into homelessness, according to housing charity Threshold.

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Job of the week: The Peter McVerry Trust

The Peter McVerry Trust, which works with homeless youths in the Dublin region, is taking applications for its 2019 Graduate Programme to work as graduate residential project or social care workers.

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€5 million package needed for education of homeless children, FF say

With more than 4,000 children now living in emergency accommodation, the Government has been told to agree a €5 million package to support, feed and care for homeless pupils in schools.

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21% of Dublin's homeless in emergency accommodation are from outside EU

A new report into homelessness in Dublin has found that a large number of people living in emergency accommodation are from outside the European Union.

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A blueprint showing how to tackle crisis

This week’s news that there are more than 10,000 people homeless in this rich country can hardly be seen as anything other than a dereliction public duty. That the appropriate response — outrage and shame — came mostly from what,

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At least 10,000 homeless - Crisis is one of political relevance

Somewhere in the bowls of Government Buildings, this week or next, a committee made up of second-tier bureaucrats, maybe a theatre consultant too, will meet to update preparations for the events scheduled to mark this Republic’s looming foundation centenaries.

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Almost 4,000 children in homelessness branded a 'national scandal'

The record number of 10,000 people now in homelessness is a “national scandal,” the Dáil heard as Tánaiste Simon Coveney came under attack for wrecking children's lives.

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Campaigner: Homeless number closer to 15,000

Homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry says that figures for the homeless are closer to 15,000, but that the actual figure is "irrelevant" because the trend is “going up and up and up.”

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Eoghan Murphy: Homeless figures 'hugely disappointing'

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy says new homeless figures are “hugely disappointing”.

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Record number homeless as rents soar

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.

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Homeless figures surpass 10,000 for first time

The number of people in emergency accommodation has surpassed 10,000 for the first time ever in Ireland.

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Homelessness groups among those to receive €50k grants from Google

Fifteen groups have won the Google Impact Challenge Dublin and each will get €50,000 in grants.

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Campaigners join forces to call for urgent housing action

Hundreds of people rallied in Cork tonight demanding radical action to address the housing crisis as new figures showed that 400 new homes could be developed in vacant upper floors in the heart of the city.

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Demonstrators to gather in Dublin over homelessness crisis

Today's mobilisation will be followed by similar protests across the country.

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Reader's Blog: Children in shelters because of bank debt

Vulture funds and private (which citizens bailed out) banks sell indebted mortgages and pursue families, in a manner no way easy to differentiate from medieval church torturers, stretching embattled families on the fiscal rack, breaking them on the Catherine wheel of ghastly personal mortgage debt, then moving on to other loan bundles containing, inevitably, more terribly distressed families in private mortgage debt.

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National shame as homelessness crisis escalates

Anyone living in or visiting Dublin will have become depressingly familiar with the sight of hundreds of people lying at night in sleeping bags along the capital’s main streets.

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Cork Simon Community: Homeless figures 'worst' in 50 years

New homeless figures are the “worst ever” in the 50 years of the Simon Community according to the director of the Cork Simon Community.

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Peter McVerry Trust to open new-build house scheme in Dublin

The scheme will cater for people with a long history of homelessness or acute support needs.

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Homeless figures reach record high of almost 10,000 in January

A record number of 9,987 people were homeless in January, including 3,624 children.

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Readers' Blog: The ‘House of God’ can be a literal home for others

In January, a homeless woman named Rosemary Hughes, who has only 10% vision and who has a guide dog, spoke of how she thought that churches could accommodate homeless people at night (ironically, she met the Pope last year).

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Improvement needed as Ireland lags behind on targeting poverty, inequality and climate change

More accurate ways of measuring data have revealed how this country lags behind in a number of key targets, including poverty, inequality, and climate change, writes Catherine Kavanagh.

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Number of families entering emergency accommodation drops after change of housing policy

The number of families entering emergency accommodation in Dublin dropped last year.

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Housing comments send out a deadening message to the needy

Fergus Finlay thinks that Owen Keegan, Dublin City Council chief executive, appears to have stopped caring about the housing crisis.

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'If we want to cut numbers, then cut the service' - City Council CEO defends homelessness comments

Dublin City Council’s Chief Executive, Owen Keegan, has defended comments he made at the weekend in which he said that homeless numbers would drop if homeless services were cut, writes Vivienne Clarke.

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Homelessness groups accuse Govt of 'victim blaming' people who reject social housing

Groups representing the homeless are accusing the Government of victim blaming following proposals to penalise families who turn down social housing.

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Man dies in Dublin homeless service unit

A man died at a homeless service in Dublin last night, the Inner City Helping Homeless have announced.

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Supports to help ‘trapped’ homeless

Measures to assist homeless people, with mental health and addiction problems, to move out of emergency accommodation will be brought to Cabinet next week.

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Homeless vets - Leave no one behind

Army life comes full of mottos referencing bravery, unity, strength and sacrifice — all serving as rallying cries when conditions are tough, responsibilities formidable and outcomes uncertain. There is none better known than the universal pledge of ‘no man left behind’.

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Young people are being forgotten in the homeless crisis - group

People who experience homelessness at a young age are at a real risk of experiencing it long term.

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Charity claims man 'evicted' from emergency accommodation during cold snap for photographing empty beds

A homelessness charity has claimed that a homeless man has been asked to leave a state run emergency accommodation unit after he released photographs of empty beds in the facility during the cold snap last week.

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Single people make up majority of those seeking housing in East Cork

The number of single people in the East Cork region seeking one-bed local authority housing has outstripped those seeking larger homes.

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A Nordic model for the homeless

Governments cannot solve all of the problems that take people from their own homes to sleeping bags, blankets, and cardboard tents in doorways on city streets, an all too familiar sight now not only in Cork and Dublin, but also across Europe.

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City Council denies turning people away since they took over Cork homeless services

Cork City Council has rejected suggestions that it has reduced homeless services in Cork city.

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Short-term decline in numbers but homeless crisis getting worse, says Focus Ireland

A housing charity says the long-term trend shows that the homeless crisis is getting worse.

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Govt accused of breaking promise that no homeless will sleep rough during deep freeze

The Government has been accused of breaking its promise to ensure no homeless person will sleep rough during this week's deep freeze after it was claimed 86 people were left on Dublin streets on Tuesday night.

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Mortality rates up to 10 times higher for homeless people

Mortality rates are three to 10 times higher among homeless men and six to 10 times higher among homeless women compared to the general population.

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