Homeless Crisis

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Chairman of the Housing Agency, Conor Skehan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the State’s largest homeless charities has implored Dublin City Council to keep putting homeless families at “the front of the queue” for the a(...)

Conor Skehan: the change in policy comes in the wake of claims earlier this year by the chairman of the State’s Housing Agency, that families may be “gaming the system”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin’s homeless families will no longer be given homes ahead of other candidates on the social housing waiting list, under new proposals from Dublin(...)

If a homeless family refuse two offers, they lose their “homeless priority”status and will not be offered housing by the local authority for a year. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Nearly one-third of families who turned down local authority social housing offers in Dublin last year were homeless. Dublin City Council had 402 of(...)

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(...)

Vanessa Barrett (L) with her sons MJ and Patrick, and her sister-in-law Samantha Barrett with her daughters Kaitlyn, Makenzie, Sinita and Noriah. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Three young families, including eight young children, remain living on waste ground without electricity, running water, toilets or rubbish collection (...)

Sabrina and Joe with their dog Cindy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Pets offer comfort, security and companionship to people who are on the streets but they can also make it difficult for them to find accommodation. A(...)

More than 2,000 repossessed homes have been offered by banks to the Housing Agency for social housing under a new scheme. File photograph: iStock

More than 2,000 repossessed homes have been offered by banks to the Housing Agency for social housing under a new scheme, but just 163 have been made (...)

The State needs timelines for the delivery of social housing targets, according to Roughan MacNamara of Focus Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/File

The Government needs to introduce timelines to implement social housing targets, according the advocacy manager at homeless charity Focus Ireland. “(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: acknowledged the homelessness issue would continue to be a challenge in 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of families in emergency accommodation decreased by 122 across the State last month, according to latest homelessness figures released by t(...)

The average rent paid under the scheme was highest in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown at €1,577 a month, followed by South Dublin council at €1,232 a month, and Fingal at €1,173 a month. Photograph: Getty Images

Private landlords in Dublin received an average of €1,266 a month from three local authorities for properties they leased under the State’s rental acc(...)

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