Articles posted in 'Homelessness'

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2 News: Appointment Homelessness Policy Implementation Team

The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Jan O’Sullivan, told the Dail that on 25th February the government had approved the establishment of a Homelessness Policy Implementation Team and an implementation unit, whose…

Homeless crisis

The situation facing the homeless was raised on numerous occasions (Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th February 2014, 5-6, 7-11, 16-18).  Catherine Murphy (ind, Kildare N) said that in 2011, she had seen one homeless family and one single homeless person, but…

Alarm over poverty, homelessness

David Cullinane (SF, labour) demanded a debate on poverty (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 16th December 2013, 552-3; 18th December, 749-750, 555; 19th December, 843). Many people had suffered during the past seven austerity budgets and he drew attention to the Economic…

1 Debates: homeless crisis

In the Dail, Mary Lou McDonald (SF, Dublin C) spoke of how the homeless crisis was getting worse (Dail Eireann, Debates, 27th November 2013, 722-730). Walk around here and one will see countless people, many of them young, sleeping rough…

Housing and homelessness crisis

Housing need was raised on several occasions.  In the Seanad, Aideen Hayden (Lab, Taoiseach nominee) described the release of only 397 NAMA homes for social housing as ‘derisory’ (Seanad Eireann, 18th September 2013, 7).  She compared it to the 10,000…

Progress on homelessness

Maureen O’Sullivan (ind, Dublin central) raised the issue of homelessness (Dail Eireann, Debates, 19th December 2012, 609-612).  There were 87 people sleeping out in Dublin and the sad death of a homeless person in Wicklow.  In particular, she drew attention…

Youth justice strategy, youth homeless review

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, told Caoimhghin O Caolain (SF, Cavan-Monaghan) that the new national youth justice strategy plan would be published in early 2013 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th December 2012, 177).  It would be part of…

Homelessness, the census

Senator Aideen Hayden (Lab, Taoiseach nominee) demanded a debate on homelessness, following publication of the results of the 2011 census which found that 3,808 people were homeless (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 25th September 2012, 16).  Of these, 64 were living on…

Rent supplements and homelessness

The Seanad debated the operation of the rent supplement scheme (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 4th July 2012, 564-589 ).  According to Trevor O Clochartaigh (SF, agricultural), 500,000 people were now dependent on the private rented sector, 29% of the population and…

Food queues lengthen against background of European austerity

ESRI report on work and welfare Stephen Donnelly (ind, Wicklow) drew attention to the lengthening queues for food parcels in the course of a debate on the European Council meeting (Dail Eireann, Debates, 6th June 2012, 34). That morning he…

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