A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The organisation’s 2018 annual report shows that 16,776 people sought help last year, including 2,834 families and 5,331 children
Thu, 05 Dec, 2019
A forklift operator, who stole a replica head of one of the Twelve Apostles from the National Wax Museum, has been remanded on bail pending sentence.
Thu, 21 Nov, 2019
The deaths of three people on the streets of Cork in just six weeks highlights the need for an additional accommodation centre for the homeless in the city according to Fianna Fáil.
Wed, 12 Jun, 2019
A very special multi-course dinner in aid of two Cork charities will see four Cork Michelin-starred chefs come together, writes.
Thu, 18 Apr, 2019
The Cork Simon Annual Fundraising Ball is set to raise up to €100,000 to support men and women in Cork affected by homelessness.
Sun, 07 Apr, 2019
Almost two thirds of clients who took part in a pilot study run by Dublin Simon said they had made at least one previous suicide attempt.
Thu, 14 Jun, 2018
Consumer advice with
Tue, 17 Apr, 2018
Fifteen people were arrested in Cork City centre over the weekend as part of an ongoing garda operation targeting suspected organised begging activity.
Wed, 22 Nov, 2017
Christmas FM has announced that it has exceeded all previous fundraising targets by raising more than €360,000 for Focus Ireland this year.
Tue, 10 Jan, 2017
Cork Simon relies heavily on fundraising by ordinary people embracing the extraordinary time that is Christmas, writes
Fri, 16 Dec, 2016
Christmas FM returns to the airwaves at lunchtime today, playing continuous Christmas classics right up to December 25.
Mon, 28 Nov, 2016
The Dublin Simon Community is opening a new counselling service in Dublin today.
Wed, 02 Nov, 2016
Sat, 13 Aug, 2016
Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today
Thu, 14 Jul, 2016
Students endured a night class with a difference last night to help the homeless.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2016
Since its inception 35 years ago, an event run by Cork Lions Club has raised more than €400,000 for various worthy causes.
Wed, 30 Mar, 2016
Homelessness protesters have defended a rush-hour banner protest over the Jack Lynch tunnel in Cork yesterday, insisting it never posed a danger to traffic.
Tue, 06 Oct, 2015
At a forum organised by the Simon Communities in Dublin, the charity argued the issue of housing and homelessness was now “out of control” and needed immediate Government intervention.
Tue, 29 Sep, 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
I was a very mouthy kid, the youngest of five and very precocious.
Sat, 29 Aug, 2015
Cork Simon, experiencing a doubling of numbers sleeping rough in the city, has issued a special appeal for support ahead of its biggest annual fundraiser.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2015
The number of homeless people living in emergency accommodation in the Cork/Kerry region has increased by almost 7% since the start of the summer.
Thu, 01 Jan, 2015
The rise in the homeless population has been highlighted by a 17% increase, last year, in the number of people availing of services provided countrywide by the Simon communities
Fri, 19 Dec, 2014
There has been a 41% increase in the number of people accessing the Simon Community’s services in the past two years.
Thu, 18 Dec, 2014
Emergency accommodation for the homeless in Cork is to get a cash injection which should mean no-one sleeping rough on the city’s streets by Christmas.
Mon, 15 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
Homeless charities have warned that Cork is facing a rough sleeping crisis this winter because of a chronic lack of housing.
Fri, 03 Oct, 2014
At just 20 years of age it is undeniably a relic from another age, already long consigned to the past.
Sat, 16 Aug, 2014
Book a consultation with an architect and get advice on building or renovating, writes Tommy Barker, all in aid of the Simon Community.
Sat, 26 Apr, 2014
The great Indian nationalist Mahatma Gandhi once declared that “the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members”.
Wed, 11 Sep, 2013
Darren Shan is a hugely successful writer living in rural Limerick. He spoke to John Rainsford about his new book Zom-B Angels, the fourth in the series
Sat, 29 Jun, 2013
As we approach Christmas and the celebrations to mark it, it is worth giving some consideration to what is done to ensure that people without a home are given the supports and services they deserve.
Sat, 22 Dec, 2012
As many as 10 new people presented to Dublin Simon’s homeless services every day last year — and the trend has continued into 2012.
Tue, 25 Sep, 2012
US attorneys general in 55 areas who claim there was a conspiracy to fix electronic book prices say they have got on board with a $69m (€55m) settlement of anti-trust claims against three publishers.
Thu, 30 Aug, 2012
The Simon Community was left more than €1m in wills last year.
Tue, 07 Aug, 2012
The abundance of L Tupa is welcome during the summer, Charlie Wilkins reports.
Sun, 05 Aug, 2012
DONATIONS to Dublin Simon Community (DSC) last year fell by more than €500,000, or by almost 40%, as homelessness increased across the capital.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2011
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
Susan Boyle is set to splash out £300,000 (€333,500) on a new house.
Fri, 26 Mar, 2010
The Simon Community is bracing itself for greater numbers turning to its services next year.
Thu, 17 Dec, 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
CHARITABLE spirits from across the country pledged food and money to the Capuchin friary where 700 people this week queued for basic food supplies.
Fri, 03 Apr, 2009