Dr Austin O’Carroll, a Dublin  inner city GP specialising in healthcare to marginalised groups, found deaths in Dublin’s single homeless population increased by over 60% last year compared with 2019

Every death of a homeless person should be subjected to an “adult safeguarding review” to ensure any missed opportunity to support them is recorded an(...)

The more types of trauma a person experiences, the lower their life expectancy, the GP told the committee. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Poverty and childhood trauma are among main causes of homelessness, the Dáil Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage was told on Thursday (...)

St Vincent’s Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin. File photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Wow, we were not expecting that. And Simon Harris certainly wasn’t expecting that. A chance conversation he had with a resident while out canvassing i(...)

Though the proportion of those dying outdoors increased, from 8.4 per cent of homeless deaths in 2015 to 9.3 per cent last year, this proportion remains “low by international standards”. Photograph: iStock

Deaths in Dublin’s single homeless population increased by over 60 per cent last year compared with 2019, and almost doubled since 2018, a report publ(...)

The HSE paid out €533 million in fees and allowances to GPs in 2017.  Photograph:  Thinkstock

One general practice received more than €1.1 million in gross fees and other payments from the State last year, official figures reveal. Nearly 30 do(...)

“Being homeless and having dual diagnosis, the thing you need the most is a home. So it has to be a total system response”

On a late evening in April 2017, I sat in an emergency accommodation hostel, a place where there are no facilities for you to stay during the day and (...)

A man  camped out in the snow on O’Connell Street, Dublin on Friday during Storm Emma. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Homeless services in Dublin continued to visit people refusing to enter emergency accommodation on Friday, with a view to “sectioning” up to five peop(...)

A safety net nurse checks on someone in a tent on Thursday.

A number of people sleeping rough and refusing to go into emergency hostels were sectioned and taken into care under the Mental Health Act on Thursday(...)

 Leonard O’Shea from Crumlin at the emergency facility in Dublin 8. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Dublin homeless services will address the “challenge” of ensuring the 200 people who have taken “severe weather” beds have somewhere to go after the s(...)

Dr Cliona Ni Cheallaigh and Nurse Ann Marie Lawlee worked  on the pilot project in St James’s Hostital which was praised by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris. Photograph: Anthony Edwards

Ireland’s homeless crisis is having an impact on acute care, but one pioneering consultant is ensuring that the most vulnerable patients in her care d(...)

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