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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#FillALuas: Homeless charity hoping to break Christmas shoebox record

The annual #FillALuas event is underway at Connolly Station in Dublin this morning.

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Growing homelessness crisis: Two key factors need addressing

Almost one-third of all calls to the housing charity Threshold last year were from tenants faced with losing their home.

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Housing Minister denies homeless people are being kicked out of hotels for Christmas

Eoghan Murphy says it is scaremongering to suggest it is happening across the board.

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Taoiseach condemned by Sinn Fein over rising rents and homelessness

Leo Varadkar hit back at Mary-Lou McDonald by claiming if she cared about homeless, her party would tackle it in Derry where they have power.

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Families at risk of hotel eviction: Labour

Homeless families with young children living in hotels are going to be thrown out on the streets this Christmas unless the Government finally brings in legislation that has been waiting on a shelf for more than a year.

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Government's attempt to change homelessness narrative a 'worrying development' says Peter McVerry

Anti-homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry pushes us to do our job – he keeps us on our toes, Minister of State for Housing, Damien English, admits.

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Ministers accused of having 'no sense of urgency' in addressing housing crisis

Homeless families with young children living in hotels are going to be thrown out on the streets this Christmas unless the Government finally brings in legislation that has been waiting on a shelf for more than a year.

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Taoiseach says increase in rough sleepers 'very disappointing'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has described as “very disappointing” the increase in people sleeping rough on our streets.

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Single men ‘account for third of Northern Ireland’s homeless population’

Lack of suitable housing, separation from a partner or family, or unemployment have contributed to a ‘perfect storm’, a charity says.

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Dublin city councillor calls on people in emergency accommodation to pay for service

A Dublin city councillor is calling for those who use emergency accommodation to be charged for the service.

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Peter McVerry Trust worked with almost 5,000 homeless people in last 12 months

The Peter McVerry Trust says it has worked with just under 5,000 people in the last year.

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Angela’s family are home and dry, but the years in a hotel still linger

Mashed potatoes, Angela said. It was mashed potatoes that made her cry.

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Charity.com: In a cashless society, technology could help the homeless

Being spontaneously charitable on a street level has become difficult in a cashless society, but technology could also solve the problem it created, says Eoin Weldon.

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Number of people sleeping on streets of Dublin increases to 156

New figures released this evening show the number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has increased to 156.

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Rick O'Shea raises over €22k for homeless with just one tweet

Rick O'Shea has raised over €22k for the homeless with just one tweet.

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Four in five Irish people believe the government aren't spending enough money on homelessness

A new poll shows that almost 80% of Irish people believe the government is spending too little on addressing homelessness, and 45% would pay more taxes to help fix the problem.

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Housing protesters take over Dublin bridge to highlight crisis

On the day the Government published their homeless figures for October, now standing at 9,724, Take Back The City took to the bridge.

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Number of people living in emergency accommodation rises to 9,724

The number of people in emergency accommodation rose to 9,724 in October as more than 14,000 people signed a petition calling on the Minister for Housing to put a six-month cap on the use of B&Bs and hotels for children.

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This short film highlights how children are affected by homelessness

The movie is being premiered this Sunday at this year's Waterford Film festival.

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