Repair and Leasing Scheme

Do you have a vacant property? Thursday, May 04, 2017 The Repair and Leasing Scheme, is a key area of Minister Simon Coveney’s Rebuilding Ireland plan. The scheme targets vacant properties and secures them for social housing, by financing the cost of repairs. The scheme aims to bring up to 800 vacant properties back into use as new homes […]

Dublin Simon Counselling Service supports Green Ribbon Campaign

“Let’s keep the conversation going because real ‘Change’ is in our myths.” Monday, May 08, 2017 The Green Ribbon campaign, now in its 5th year, is currently running throughout Ireland for the month of May with the aim of getting the public to openly discuss mental health problems in Ireland. With this in mind, the […]


Ireland’s rental market is not working Monday, May 15, 2017 Ireland’s rental market is not working. People who rent have very little tenancy security and can face increases in rent that they cannot meet. Many people who are becoming homeless are coming from the rental market. They have lost their home and cannot find another […]

75% believe not enough is being done to make renting affordable

Simon Community opinion poll finds the majority of people believe not doing enough to tackle rising rents and homelessness Wednesday, May 24, 2017 75% (over 7 in 10) believe the Government is not doing enough to ensure rent is affordable. 72% (over 7 in 10) are concerned about the homelessness rates in Ireland as a […]