Eileen Gleeson

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Anthony Flynn from Inner City Helping Homeless who is running in the upcoming local elections in May. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Prominent homelessness campaigner Anthony Flynn is to contest the upcoming local elections for a seat on Dublin City Council. Mr Flynn is the founde(...)

Adeola Adeniyi and her newborn son: Some days they went to a shopping centres to sit on the public seats while she fed Josiah. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A “clear direction” stating who is and who is not entitled to housing is “urgently needed” from the Government to ensure all homeless families are sup(...)

A homeless man sleeps outside the Custom House. Eileen Gleeson, director of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, said while many loved to help the homeless at Christmas, far fewer wanted homeless services near them all year around. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Homeless people are “like the puppy at Christmas”, the director of Dublin’s homeless services has said. Eileen Gleeson, director of the Dublin Regio(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy  wrote to Dublin local authority chief executives demanding more progress be made delivering hubs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Dublin local authorities are set to fall well short of demands from Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy to provide 950 new homeless family hub units by(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy had caused confusion with homelessness figures, an Oireachtas committee was told. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, has “undermined confidence” in homelessness statistics by ordering the removal earlier this year of over 1,600 pe(...)

A woman who slept in a Dublin garda station with six of her children on Wednesday night says she has been provided with temporary accommodation until (...)

Benedict, Jacquline, Eliz and Freddy Bessong at their home in Naas. The boy in the picture is Jacquline’s son Frank, who drowned in Dublin in 2016. Photograph: Kathleen Harris

A scheme where refugees can bring relatives to live in Ireland is putting pressure on homeless services, and pushing refugee families into emergency a(...)

In band 1, covering the four Dublin local authorities as well as Cork City, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow, the maximum annual net income thresholds are €35,000 for a single person and €42,000 for a family with children.

Stringently enforced income bands in the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), based on the county in which a home is located, are “keeping people in home(...)

 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(...)

People walk during heavy snowfall in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

A period of exceptionally cold weather is “at our doorstep” and will have an impact on people across the State, members of the Government’s severe wea(...)

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