Category: Housing Crisis

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Homelessness Figures Exceed 10,000

The latest figures for homelessness in Ireland have been published and for the first time the numbers counted are above 10,000. With over 3,700 children without a home, and the numbers of homeless families still growing, there is widespread dismay at the government’s failure to meaningfully respond to this long-running crisis, says Kevin Hargaden.

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Skehan’s Claims Are Careless and Misleading

The former chair of the Housing Agency, Conor Skehan, appeared on RTÉ One’s Claire Byrne Live last night to discuss the ongoing housing crisis. A number of assertions he makes during the interview as well as his attack on services provided for people experiencing homelessness need to be challenged, says Kevin Hargaden.

A Right Denied The Right to Housing in Ireland Seventy Years after the Proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Right To Housing

A statement by JCFJ on international Human Rights Day. ‘A Right Denied: The Right to Housing in Ireland Seventy Years after the Proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’.

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Poor Service: What Poverty Eradication Day Means in Ireland

The only public service available to the poor, for which there is no waiting list, is the prison service, says Peter McVerry SJ.

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Vote Homelessness Out, says McVerry

A speech at the October 3rd Raise the Roof housing rally by Peter McVerry SJ urged the assembled crowd to let the government know that they would ‘vote homelessness out’ at the next general election.

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Raise The Roof Housing Rally

“The homeless and housing crisis is the biggest social problem that Ireland has faced in a generation,”  says Peter McVerry SJ. Support the Raise the Roof housing rally tomorrow and protest against the government’s failure to adequately address the crisis.

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Working Notes Issue 82

Working Notes has a brand new look! In Issue 82, we look back on the ten years since the crash.

April7th

Government Will be Judged on Housing Response

Fr Peter McVerry, speaking at the end of last Saturday’s National Homeless and Housing Coalition march said that the message to this Government is ‘Don’t show me the way to a hostel. Don’t show me the way to a bed and breakfast. Show me the way to go home.’ 

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Housing Emergency Action Plan?

‘Where is the Emergency Action Plan for the Housing Emergency?’ Fr Peter McVerry demands that Leo Varadkar and his Government commit to taking concrete steps to solve the housing crisis.

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Homeless Coalition Protest March

Fr Peter McVerry of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice will speak at the National Homeless and Housing Coalition protest march this Saturday 7th April to reiterate the lack of confidence he has in the ability or willingness of this Government to end homelessness.