Campaigners: Homeless families 'left to own devices' by State

Two hundred and fifty homeless families have been left to their own devices, campaigners said.

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593 homeless move to more permanent housing

A charity moved almost 600 homeless persons to more permanent accommodation last year using guaranteed beds to encourage them to stay in touch with their project worker.

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New figures show homelessness in England soaring to decade high

More people are sleeping rough on the streets of England than at any point this decade, with numbers rocketing 73% since 2014, new figures show.

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Drop in December homeless figures a 'seasonal trend', say charities

There has been an 8% drop in the number of families in emergency accommodation.

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Inner City Helping Homeless to hand letter of protest to Taoiseach

Campaigners are planning to hand a letter of protest to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today at Government buildings to highlight child homelessness.

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Most homeless families at Gresham Hotel offered new short-term accommodation

Nearly all of the homeless families staying at Dublin’s Gresham Hotel have been offered new short-term accommodation.

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Group reports significant fall in number of people sleeping rough in Dublin

A homeless support group says the number of people sleeping rough in Dublin city is down significantly since the introduction of more emergency beds.

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Government called on to appoint new chair of Housing Agency

An emergency motion is being put before the country’s largest local authority - calling for the government to appoint a new chair of the Housing Agency.

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Conor Skehan reappointed as Housing Agency chair

The Housing Minister has reappointed Conor Skehan as chair of the Housing Agency.

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Gresham Hotel under fire after reportedly telling 15 homeless families they will no longer be accommodated

Campaigners have condemned the decision by one of Dublin's best known hotels to tell 15 homeless families they cannot be accommodated there any longer.

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'No evidence' that families 'game the system' by pretending to be homeless in Dublin

The local authority suffering the worst homelessness levels in Ireland has insisted there is "no evidence" whatsoever to support the outgoing Government Housing Agency chair Conor Skehan's deeply controversial claim some families "game the system" and jump social housing queues by pretending to be homeless.

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Landlords earning over €100,000 a year on Airbnb

There are growing calls for stricter regulation of the short-term rental sector after it emerged some landlords are earning over €100,000 a year on AirBnB.

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Homeless charity Focus sees 7% rise in people availing of their services

A leading homeless charity has seen a 7% rise in people looking to avail of their services.

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Homelessness is not ‘bad behaviour’ but the legacy of a traumatic childhood

If any one single story dominated 2017, it was homelessness. It generated endless headlines, including the controversial claim by one official that homelessness was caused by ‘years of bad behaviour’. But according to a study at Cork Simon Community, it is most often caused by childhood trauma and awareness of this should inform homelessness services, writes Catherine Shanahan

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Housing Minister 'disappointed' as latest homelessness figures show record high

Homeless figures have risen to a record high of 8,800 people.

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Simon sees 33% increase in people using its services

The Simon Communities has seen a 33% increase in those availing of its services.

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State must look at homelessness from human rights approach

Ensuring that we never experience a homelessness crisis such as the current one is a key priority for the Simon Communities, writes Niamh Randall.

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One year on from Apollo House, homelessness crisis 'getting worse'

The homelessness crisis in Ireland has worsened, campaigners claimed.

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Hundreds of GAA players sleep rough to raise awareness of homelessness

Over 400 GAA players have been sleeping rough on streets across the country overnight to raise awareness of homelessness.

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Just 19 TDs attend debate on child homelessness; One TD left in tears

Just 19 TDs attended a debate on child homelessness in the Dáil this morning.

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The government’s housing policy has failed and should be torn up: Fr Peter McVerry

Leading homeless campaigner, Fr Peter McVerry, has said the government’s housing policy is failing and should be torn up.

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#MyNameIs campaign announces national day of action on homelessness

There will be a national day of action on homelessness on Saturday, April 7, which will see wide-scale protests to highlight the crisis.

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Celebrities and activists to hold singing protest against homelessness outside the Dáil today

Celebrities and activists are to hold a singing protest against homelessness outside the Dail today.

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Peter McVerry Trust secures planning permission for 18 apartments in Dublin

Homeless charity The Peter McVerry Trust has secured planning permission for 18 apartments in Dublin city centre.

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Government confirms over 3,600 social homes under construction

The Government has confirmed over 3,600 social homes are under construction.

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Stranded driver who was helped by homeless man thanks him with new home

A homeless man who used his last $20  to fill up the car of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia has bought a home with some of the nearly $400,000 raised for him by the woman he helped.

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Clonskeagh Mosque opening its doors to homeless people ahead of cold snap

Clonskeagh Mosque in Dublin has announced it's opening its doors to homeless people ahead of an expected cold snap.

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Bill to ban anti-homeless devices to be voted on today

A bill that would ban anti homeless devices is set to be voted on in the Oireachtas today.

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184 people sleep rough in Dublin on November 7 - highest number since records began

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive says 80 of the rough sleepers were Irish, 53 were foreign while the reminder couldn't be identified.

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Here are the details of the Cold Weather Initiative for homeless and rough sleepers

The Government has unveiled details of plans to provide 200 emergency beds for homeless individuals and rough sleepers as part of its Cold Weather Initiative.

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Make rough sleeping illegal and provide accommodation in state-owned properties - Mannix Flynn

A Dublin city councillor has called for rough sleeping to be made illegal.

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