Sam Mcguinness

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There were 6,023 homeless adults in the State last month, two thirds of which were men. The majority, some 4,220 adults, were based in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The number of people recorded as homeless has increased for the third month in a row, up to 8,212, which includes more than 2,000 children, according (...)

Fifty-four per cent of all people in Dublin Simon emergency accommodation in 2020 have been homeless for over three years. Photograph:   Laura Hutton

More than 70 per cent of the Dublin Simon Community’s detox clients last year cited addiction and substance abuse as the primary reason for becoming h(...)

Focus Ireland said many of the single adults entering homelessness were coming from the private rental market. Photofraph: iStock

The total number of homeless people has risen for the first time in several months, with the increase driven entirely by a continuing climb in single (...)

The high cost of rent for a single person is seen as one of the reasons for the rise in the number of  homeless single adults. Photograph: The Irish Times

The number of homeless single adults increased again last month, even as the number of homeless overall fell by 26, from 8,728 in July to 8,702 in Aug(...)

The Dublin Simon Community has reported an 18 per cent increase in demand for homeless healthcare services. File photograph: The Irish Times

A homelessness charity in Dublin made an average of two “critical interventions” to people with suicidality per day last year, according to its annual(...)

Debbie Byrne, managing director of An Post Retail, Dublin postman Conor Farrelly, Stephanie Nolan, corporate partnerships manager of Dublin Simon and Fr Seán Donohoe, co-director of the Capuchin Day Centre with one of the ‘re-cycled’ Pashley Pronto bikes. Photograph: Maxwells

The postman on his bike is a well-loved image, but, in a sign of changing times, An Post is now giving away its old bicycles. Letters have been larg(...)

Ten people who were rough sleeping  have died this  month, including six  in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of people registered in the State as homeless is at the lowest level in four years, according to new figures. Almost 1,500 people exited (...)

Dublin Simon Community chief executive Sam McGuinness welcomed the decline in homelessness.

The Government has been told it must not return to pre-Covid homelessness strategies, as latest figures indicated another drop in the level of people (...)

Simon Community chief executive Sam McGuinness said its expanded medical treatment facility had not been subject to objections from neighbours. Photograph: Frank Miller/THE IRISH TIMES

The Simon Community has secured planning permission to expand the size of its medical treatment facility from 34 to 100 beds. The six-storey develop(...)

Michael, a Simon Communities of Ireland service user attended the launch of the charity’s  Closing the Door on Homelessness campaign. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/ SON Photographic.

It’s almost 50 years since Michael, now 57 years old, took his first drink. That was the start of it, he explains, standing now in front of an instal(...)

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