Tag Archives: Homeless

This afternoon.

Leinster house, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Protesters against corruption in Ireland, including Margaret Cash (pic 2) whose children slept in a garda station last month, greet politicians as they return from their summer holidays.

Earlier: They’re Back

Leah Farrell/RollingNews

Andy, at Dublin-based Stylo Motion Design, writes:

A video we produced to highlight the extent of the homeless and housing crisis in Ireland in 2018.

Stylo Motion Design

Full Dublin Inquirer infographic by Harry Burton here

This morning.

A reader-funded, fully-illustrated survey by Amarach Research for The Dublin Inquirer (in fairness) has revealed deep dissatisfaction with the homeless freephone service provided by the Dublin Homeless Regional Executive (run by yer wan).

What More Than 100 Homeless People Said When Surveyed About the Freephone and Hostels (Harry Burton and Lois Kapila, Dublin Inquirer)

This morning’s Irish Daily Mail

Good times.

Photo of homeless mother and six children sleeping in Dublin garda station prompts national condemnation of housing crisis (The Independent.co.uk)

Yesterday: ‘I’m Assuming They’re One Of The Families That Didn’t Seek Further Assistance From Us’

Anthony Flynn tweetz:

@KevinBoxerMoran is there plan in place for the @OPWIreland to begin the removal of homeless individuals living in tents from the Phoenix Park and if so what measures have @HomelessDublin and @MurphyEoghan, @HousingPress put in place to cater for the extra demand? #NowhereToGo

Anyone?

This afternoon.

O’Connell Bridge, Dublin 1

Inner City Helping Homeless volunteer Jamie Harrington (with glasses), CEO Anthony Flynn (with beard) and team leader Gerry Carney (white shirt) handing out water, as part of a city-wide programme to ensure homeless people stay hydrated, after Met Eireann issued a status yellow high-temperature warning.

In fairness.

Rollingnews

Paddy Cole, at SIPTU, writes:

An extra 488 children became homeless in Ireland last month, with the total number of families in emergency accommodation now over 1,700.

These new record numbers represent a new low!

That’s one child being made homeless every 3 and a half hours.

Enough is enough – Share our video (above) and join the national homeless and housing demonstration at 1pm from Parnell Square, Dublin 1 on April 7.

A photo shared by RTE’s Morning Ireland reporter Louise Byrne this morning showing hostel accommodation for a new baby 

Charity DePaul has said it has seen a rise in the number of pregnant women accessing their services and witnessed women going into “labour in a one-night only hostel, to then go into hospital and to not know where she can come back to”.

Meanwhile, there are no national figures available for the number of newborn babies who leave hospital to live in homeless accommodation.

The Department of Housing, the Health Service Executive and the Dublin Region Homeless Executive have all confirmed that the number of children in such circumstances is not being collated at a national level.

In a statement, the DRHE said there is a “collaborative support system in place involving homeless services and health and family support services.

“There are a range of specific supported temporary accommodation and family hub type facilities for women with children, including newborns.

“All new mothers are contacted by the public health nurse following the birth of the baby,” it added.

In a statement, the #mynameis campaign, which raises awareness of child homelessness, criticised the absence of national figures.

We have spoken about the indignity of treating children as just statistics but it appears that newborns born into homelessness are not even making it as far as a statistic.

“The State is effectively turning a blind eye to thousands of children,” it added.

Increase in pregnant women accessing homeless hostels (RTÉ)

Pic via Louise Byrne