Sam Mcguinness

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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(...)

Dublin Simon hopes to secure enough funding to buy 50 one- and two-bedroom units in the greater Dublin area over the next two years, with the properties expected to cost €250,000-plus each. Photograph: Alan Betson

There will be no tax benefit for wealthy philanthropists who lease property for free to Dublin Simon Community, under a new plan drawn up by the chari(...)

Dublin Simon provides services to more than 6,200 adults and children impacted by homelessness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Dublin Simon Community has launched a fund targeted at wealthy business people who will be asked to buy homes in the capital that would be leased (...)

About two-thirds of homeless children last month were in families headed by a lone parent.

Homeless children and families in the capital are continuing to increase, though at a slower rate than earlier in the year. Figures presented to cou(...)

Sleeping rough in Dublin. The Simon Community’s chief executive has defended the charity’s €7.55m salary bill for 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There is now a record number of 228 rough sleepers in Dublin city centre, according to the Simon Community. Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has de(...)

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