Homeless Crisis

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In June 2014, when the current method of reporting was initiated, the number of people in emergency accommodation in the west of Ireland – Galway, May(...)

Focus Ireland works with 119 young care leavers across Dublin. A total of 14 of them are homeless and 22 are at risk of homelessness. Photograph: iStock

More than a third of young people leaving State care, who are working with one specialised charity, are either homeless or at risk of homelessness new(...)

More than 10,000 people are living in emergency accommodation

Far more families and individuals are entering homelessness than anyone predicted, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in the Dáil on Thursday. Mr Coveney fa(...)

A room interior in a homeless hub. The number of people in homelessness ‘first surpassed the 10,000 mark a year ago’

The number of homeless people across Ireland is closer to 15,000 rather than the 10,000 figure reported this week, Fr Peter McVerry has said. The lat(...)

The Peter McVerry Trust has pointed out the Government’s figures do not include people sleeping rough.

Figures showing the number of homeless people in the State climbed above 10,000 for the first time last month, have been described as “hugely Homeless(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has  indicated ‘cautious support’ for the plan.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/ Bloomberg

The Department of Finance last year sought guarantees that 1,300 houses controlled by the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) would continue to be(...)

The  Reception and Integration Agency refused the homeless asylum seeker accommodation during last year’s snowstorms

A homeless asylum seeker had to sleep in a mosque during the Beast from the East snowstorms last year after he was told there was no room at any direc(...)

The research found that a quarter of those surveyed would be willing to pay 40 per cent more than their rent in order to own a home. Photograph: iStock

The Government has been told that there is a “strong argument” to retain strict rules on mortgage borrowing due to Irish borrowers’ capacity to take o(...)

PAC member Catherine Connolly:  “These payments are going directly to the private market that’s unsustainable, where rents are going up and up and up. Rents are absolutely unsustainable.”

More than 80,000 households would be “out on the streets” if Government took the “populist” decision to get rid of the Housing Assistance Payment (Hap(...)

Dublin City Council said “old flat complexes”, such as Dolphin House were costly to refurbish (above, in 2016, with then minister for housing Simon Coveney and residents). Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council spent more than €200,000 refurbishing one void housing unit in Sandycove last year. The council spent in exces(...)

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