780,000 people living below poverty line, says Society of St Vincent de Paul

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has revealed it is receiving 1,000 calls a day, with some 780,000 people still living below the poverty line.

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At least three years until numbers becoming homeless decrease, committee hears

It will take at least another three years before the number of people becoming homeless starts to decrease.

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Special report: Real lives and real stories behind those living on the streets

It is easy to forget there are real people behind the homeless statistics. In an attempt to put that right journalist Rebecca Stiffe took to the streets to gain an insight into the real stories behind the people who are presently living on the streets of Ireland.

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Estate agencies find private properties to house homeless families

Paying estate agencies for finding private properties to accommodate homeless families could cause a “conflict of interest”, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers has warned.

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Homeless crisis - Focus on success

What a joy it is, how uplifting it is that Focus Ireland can report that 95% of the people it supported last year were still in their homes six months after disengaging from the charity’s services. Positive intervention works.

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Focus Ireland reports 95% success in housing homeless people

A new report from Focus Ireland has found that 95% of people it housed last year had not returned to homelessness six months later.

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Extra emergency beds for rough sleepers

Extra emergency beds have been rolled out for rough sleepers as temperatures begin to plummet, the Housing Minister has confirmed.

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Housing charity reveals the average time homeless families spend in hubs

The charity said it has accommodated 99 homeless families in hubs in Dublin and Cork in the past year.

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Kepak to provide free meat to the Simon Community in new partnership

Irish food producer Kepak has announced a partnership with the Simon Community to provide free meat to the homelessness charity.

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Hungary bans homelessness - Insane and cruel

Hungary’s Viktor Orbán first served as his country’s prime minister 20 years ago, so it must be assumed, though it cannot be guaranteed, that he has an appreciation of what if possible and what is not.

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'We will see further deaths' as temperatures drop, warns homelessness charity

A leading homelessness charity is warning that people could die as temperatures threaten to drop as low as -4C overnight.

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Homeless advised to spend night at garda stations

Focus Ireland has revealed that it advised homeless families on around 180 occasions so far this year to consider spending the night at a garda station.

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State accused of ‘covering up’ homeless figures

The State has admitted it does not count the number of children who leave homelessness and are placed in new accommodation amid claims it is deliberately covering up a fresh housing scandal.

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Number of homeless people living in emergency accommodation increases by 171

There were 9,698 homeless people in Ireland in September, an increase of 171 on the previous month, according to the latest figures.

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Over 60 homeless children referred to Tusla

Tusla received an average of 10 child protection and welfare referrals a month in the first half of this year relating to homeless children — half of which were for neglect.

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Housing activists occupy Cork council chamber

Family homelessness in Cork City has reached a new high, it emerged last night, hours after three housing activists were arrested for occupying the city’s council chamber.

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Homeless organisation reports 375% rise in people seeking help since 2010

Nearly 5,000 people were supported last year by homeless organisation Novas, which is headquartered in Limerick.

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Cast out for a night: A sleep-out on Cork's Spike Island shines a ghostly light on homelessness crisis

Donal O’Keeffe spent the night on Spike Island in Cork as part of Focus Ireland’s Shine A Light sleep-out. He spoke to six business leaders who also took part

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Ban on living in public areas to come into force in Hungary

Unofficial estimates indicate some 30,000 people are homeless in Budapest, the Hungarian capital.

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Inner City Helping Homeless asking EU for support to tackle homelessness

Representatives of Inner City Helping Homeless will travel to Brussels later today to receive the European Citizenship Prize from the EU Parliament.

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Dublin homeless charity to receive European Citizen's Prize

A Dublin-based homeless charity will be presented with the European Citizen's Prize in Brussels tomorrow.

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'It’s a struggle every day getting up', says homeless teen

A teenager has opened up about the struggles she faces on a daily basis living in homelessness with her family.

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Homeless plan doesn’t hold water, say Dublin County Council

A plan to house homeless people on a cruise ship was twice considered as a solution to the housing crisis.

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Campaigners hit out at idea of housing people on cruise ships

Homeless campaigners have hit out the idea of housing homeless people on cruise ships.

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Emergency shelters ‘ineffective’ for long-term homeless, says charity

Emergency shelters are “an ineffective last resort” for people experiencing long-term homelessness, a report from Cork Simon Community finds.

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Lobby shows 'political appetite' for change in housing policy ahead of Raise The Roof rally

A TD lobby campaign on the issue of housing shows strong support for radical action to tackle the housing and homeless emergency.

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Calls for housing to be recognised as human right as Church urges government to do more

The Catholic Church has called for the Irish Government to step up its response to the growing homelessness crisis saying it cannot be left to the voluntary sector.

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Homeless woman has stillborn twins in emergency accommodation

It is being reported that a homeless woman has had stillborn twins in Dublin.

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Simon Communities: Govt can solve homelessness crisis before it becomes the new 'normal'

The Simon Communities is driving home the message that the homeless crisis cannot be normalised.

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Homeless charities call for Government clarity on homelessness figures

Homeless charities are calling on the government to clear up the confusion surrounding the latest homelessness figures.

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