Tag Archives: Homelessness

Census shows huge increase in homeless figures

The Central Statistics Office has published its latest profile report of results from Census 2016 which focuses on homeless people in Ireland. The report shows that, on Census night in April last year, just over 6,900 people were either sleeping rough … Continue reading

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148% increase in families becoming homeless, including 269 children

A total of 134 families became homeless in Dublin in January, according to Focus Ireland. The figure of 134 homeless families – which includes 269 children – is an increase of 148% on the figure of 12 months previously and … Continue reading

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Syrian family unable to rent a home in Dublin

A Catholic parish in Dublin, which raised thousands of euro to help a family of Syrian migrants, has been unable to rent a house for them, despite guaranteeing to pay the costs for two years. The married couple, Marwan and … Continue reading

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Over 1,000 children under 8 homeless

Focus Ireland has said over 1,000 children under the age of eight are homeless, according to a preliminary report by the charity. The charity has analysed the age profile of 307 families who entered emergency accommodation between March and October … Continue reading

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Focus Ireland: ‘Hundreds driven into homelessness’ by lack of rent certainty

Two more families are becoming homeless every day because of the Government’s failure to agree measures to ease the rental crisis, according to Focus Ireland. The group has repeated its calls for immediate measures to offer “rent certainty” for tenants. … Continue reading

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Councils have 2,600 vacant homes

The Government has been accused of an “inexcusable” lack of leadership after it emerged that there are 2,600 vacant units across the country in council ownership, despite a mounting homelessness crisis. Figures uncovered by Fianna Fáil spokesperson on environment and … Continue reading

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Dublin Simon Community highlights doubling of homeless families in a year

One hundred and 20 people slept rough on the streets of Dublin last night, according to the Dublin Simon Community who today launched their annual review. The review found the number of children in emergency accommodation is in Dublin is … Continue reading

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