Homeless organisation reports 375% rise in people seeking help since 2010

Nearly 5,000 people were supported last year by homeless organisation Novas, which is headquartered in Limerick.

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Cast out for a night: A sleep-out on Cork's Spike Island shines a ghostly light on homelessness crisis

Donal O’Keeffe spent the night on Spike Island in Cork as part of Focus Ireland’s Shine A Light sleep-out. He spoke to six business leaders who also took part

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Ban on living in public areas to come into force in Hungary

Unofficial estimates indicate some 30,000 people are homeless in Budapest, the Hungarian capital.

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Mind your language: Words really matter in the world of politics

Alison O’Connor argues that Simon Coveney, through his words, is pointing the blame for homelessness not towards him or his Cabinet colleagues but to ‘the State’ — to all of us.

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Inner City Helping Homeless asking EU for support to tackle homelessness

Representatives of Inner City Helping Homeless will travel to Brussels later today to receive the European Citizenship Prize from the EU Parliament.

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Dublin homeless charity to receive European Citizen's Prize

A Dublin-based homeless charity will be presented with the European Citizen's Prize in Brussels tomorrow.

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'It’s a struggle every day getting up', says homeless teen

A teenager has opened up about the struggles she faces on a daily basis living in homelessness with her family.

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Homeless plan doesn’t hold water, say Dublin County Council

A plan to house homeless people on a cruise ship was twice considered as a solution to the housing crisis.

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Campaigners hit out at idea of housing people on cruise ships

Homeless campaigners have hit out the idea of housing homeless people on cruise ships.

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Church should lead the way on housing need by freeing up land

I am not saying the Catholic Church can solve the housing crisis, but it should show leadership, writes Victoria White

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Emergency shelters ‘ineffective’ for long-term homeless, says charity

Emergency shelters are “an ineffective last resort” for people experiencing long-term homelessness, a report from Cork Simon Community finds.

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Lobby shows 'political appetite' for change in housing policy ahead of Raise The Roof rally

A TD lobby campaign on the issue of housing shows strong support for radical action to tackle the housing and homeless emergency.

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Calls for housing to be recognised as human right as Church urges government to do more

The Catholic Church has called for the Irish Government to step up its response to the growing homelessness crisis saying it cannot be left to the voluntary sector.

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Homeless woman has stillborn twins in emergency accommodation

It is being reported that a homeless woman has had stillborn twins in Dublin.

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Simon Communities: Govt can solve homelessness crisis before it becomes the new 'normal'

The Simon Communities is driving home the message that the homeless crisis cannot be normalised.

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Homeless charities call for Government clarity on homelessness figures

Homeless charities are calling on the government to clear up the confusion surrounding the latest homelessness figures.

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Charities hit out at 'disingenuous' re-categorisation of homeless figures

A number of charities have hit out at the Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy after it was revealed today that the Department of Housing has removed 1,606 people from its official homeless figures this year.

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Brian Friel's art collection raises almost €200,000 for Peter McVerry Trust

The art collection of the acclaimed late playwright Brian Friel which went under the hammer in aid of a homeless charity last night raised almost €200,000.

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Third of Irish housing should be publicly-owned

Dr Aideen Hayden helped draw up a report on the future of council housing which was published earlier this year.

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'What are ye elected for, at all?' - FG Minister hits out at Sinn Féin as Murphy survives no-confidence vote

Sinn Féin tabled the parliamentary device aimed at putting pressure on housing minister Eoghan Murphy over homelessness.

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Leo Varadkar branded ‘delusional’ as he defends Eoghan Murphy

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has accused Sinn Féin councillors all over the country of opposing the construction of social housing as he defended the Government and Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

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6,285 people relied on Dublin Simon last year

Over 3,000 avoided emergency accommodation thanks to charity

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Minister saved as Taoiseach strikes deal: Government survives Dáil no confidence motion over housing

The Government has survived a no confidence motion in the Dáil and avoided losing a junior minister over the housing crisis after a special deal agreed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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Dublin Simon Community prevents more than 1,300 households from going into emergency accommodation in 2017

More than 1,300 households were supported by the Dublin Simon Community last year which prevented them from having to go into emergency accommodation, according to the group's annual report.

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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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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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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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