Mary-Lou McDonald accuses Taoiseach of 'normalising child homelessness'

The Taoiseach has been accused of "normalising child homelessness" after being questioned on the more than 800 children who were discharged from Temple Street Hospital with no fixed address.

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Temple Street sees 29% more children discharged into homelessness

One of the country's main children's hospitals says there has been a 29 percent increase in the numbers of patients being discharged into homelessness.

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Resolving the housing crisis: Raise the limits

Government efforts to resolve the housing crisis remain unequal to the great challenge so solutions, or at least part of the solution, must come from outside of Official Ireland.

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Homeless Cork mother speaks about the stress of raising her kids in a hotel

Laura O’Mahony spoke honestly on the Neil Prendeville show on Cork’s RedFM opening her door to the radio presenter.

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Number of families registered as homeless in South Dublin County Council up over 50% this month

Figures released to Social Democrats councillor Dermot Looney reveal there are now 298 families on the council's books.

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How one man's street tours were a path out of homelessness

Dublin’s streets became all too familiar for Derek Maguire after he became homeless — but now he’s back on his feet, using that knowledge as a tour guide, writes Jonathan deBurca Butler.

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Reader's Blog: Another night on the concrete streets of Cork City

Four cans of cold lager stood flatly on the window sill. The man with the blue coat and haunted eyes stood guard over them like trophies.

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Council to close homeless centre for women after locals complain

Dublin's only dedicated homeless service for women will close this year after complaints from local residents.

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Taoiseach says housing ‘easily the biggest challenge’ for Government in 2018

The Government has come under intense scrutiny in the last year as the number of homeless people in Ireland reached a record high.

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Focus Ireland report: Family homelessness at 'unprecedented' levels

The report shows that there are 9,968 people homeless across the country with two-thirds of these in the Dublin Region.

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Work nearly complete on 31-bed Dublin City Centre development, Focus Ireland say

The charity says the homes have been allocated to couples, individuals and families as part of its strategy to help tackle the homeless crisis.

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Almost 10,000 people spending Christmas in emergency accommodation

Many people will be forced to stay in hotels and B&Bs this festive period.

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Build more houses, not hostels, says campaigner as 4,000 children set to spend Christmas homeless

Homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry says the Government should be building more homes not hostels to address the homeless crisis.

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Over 100 people slept rough in Dublin last night, charity reveals

Inner City Helping Homeless says its outreach teams helped 106 people over the course of the night.

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'It'll probably keep climbing' - Housing charity on rising homeless figures

A housing charity has expressed its disappointment at the continued rise in the number of homeless people.

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Almost 10,000 people to be homeless for Christmas

Just shy of 10,000 people are likely to be homeless for Christmas after new figures showed an increase in the number of people in emergency accommodation - the highest ever tally for the festive season.

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Book club raises €40k for homeless charity thanks to €5k donation from generous Dublin author

An online appeal to raise €5,000 for a homeless charity has seen members of Ireland's biggest book club raise over €40,000 in five weeks.

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Homeless deaths ‘increase by 24% over five years’ in UK

Life expectancy for the homeless is nearly half that for people in stable housing.

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Homeless man 'absolutely devastated' after shipping container demolished in Wicklow

Concerns have been raised after a shipping container used to house a homeless man in Greystones Co. Wicklow was demolished.

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Ex-boxer and footballer hails response to opening gym up to homeless people

Curtis Woodhouse says messages of support and offers of help have ‘restored my faith in the human race’.

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Charity single released in aid of Inner City Helping Homeless

A new single is being released today asking Ireland to make the homeless their number one priority this Christmas.

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Changes to how homeless figures are monitored causing 'a lot of confusion'

Around a quarter of homeless parents are aged between 18 and 24.

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'We should never accept that homelessness is normal' - Simon Communities issue annual report

The homeless charity's annual report shows there's been a two-thirds increase in demand for its services between 2015 and 2017.

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Homeless crisis takes centre stage

A new play in aid of Cork Penny Dinners has been informed by real stories of life on the streets. writes Colette Sheridan

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SVP make appeal to the public during the biggest annual fundraiser

Saint Vincent de Paul is appealing to the public to help it raise funds and awareness during its biggest fundraiser of the year.

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A cut above the rest: Cork salon offers helping hand to the homeless

Having a haircut is often an emotional experience for a long-time homeless person. When life is about surviving the elements, having your hair washed and styled can have a benefit to your spirit which far outweighs how you look in the salon mirror.

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'I have nowhere to stay': Four-year-old's heartbreak at thought of another homeless Christmas

The video was posted on Facebook where it has racked up more than 167,000 views with many people blaming the Government for Leanne’s situation.

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'You can see how the harshness of poverty has got to them': Penny Dinners feeding 2,000 a week

A charity which feeds the homeless in Cork is providing up to 2,000 dinners a week up from a figure of just 80 to 100 in the Celtic Tiger years.

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Homeless women in Northern Ireland dying 40 years early, Human Rights Commission warns

Chief Commissioner Les Allamby said the Government was not meeting its human rights obligations.

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