Entries by Aisling Harmey

Dublin Simon Community Launches Annual Impact Report 2022

Dublin Simon Community today launched its Annual Impact Report, revealing that 1,011 people are living in ‘forever’ homes provided by the charity and almost 5,500 people were supported in a range of ways throughout 2022. The report showed an 18% increase in the number of people living in long-term accommodation, however, there was an overall […]

Dublin Simon Community Disappointed to Mark Another Increase in Homeless Figures

Dublin 25th August 2023: As the July Homeless Report is launched, Dublin Simon Community is disappointed to mark another month passing with an increase in the number of people in emergency accommodation nationally, now standing at 12,847. In Dublin 9,484 adults and children were housed in emergency accommodation in July, an increase of just over […]

Dublin Simon CEO Catherine Kenny responds to the latest Homeless Figures for June 2023

June 2023 Homeless Figures Statement  “There were 9,265 people in emergency accommodation in Dublin in June, representing a 1% increase on the previous month and a 23% increase over the past 12 months. These latest figures are deeply confronting.  “While we acknowledge the significant efforts being made to remedy the insufficient supply of housing, including […]

Eviction Ban – Advice for Tenants at Risk

General Advice As the eviction ban is lifted we offer advice and information to anyone affected or at risk. Dublin, 31st March 2023: If you are facing homelessness at the present time, we advise you to check with your local authority to ensure that you are on the Housing List. If, for any reason, you find […]

Dublin Simon Community Responds to August 2022 Homeless Report

The August Homeless Report has been released today by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Figures show that 5,326 adults and 2,406 children in Dublin are in emergency accommodation at total of 7,732 in the capital out of a national total of 10,805.  These figures break previous record highs. Sam McGuinness, CEO of […]

Can you help women like Aoife?

When Aoife first met Daniel, she thought he was the answer to her prayers, referring to him as “the love of my life”. Everything started off great, and after a whirlwind romance which swept her off her feet, they quickly moved in together. Very soon, the darker side of Daniel’s character began to reveal itself. […]

Dublin Simon Community Releases 2021 Annual Review

“It’s All Waiting. Waiting, Waiting, Waiting Every Day. It Wears You Down” Dublin Simon Community releases 2021 Annual Review warning long waiting times in exiting homelessness & accessing treatment are having a deep and lasting impact on physical & mental health • Waiting times for mental health and detox services have increased by 68% and […]

Dublin Simon Community Responds to July 2022 Homeless Report

Statement from Caoimhe O’Connell, Spokesperson for Dublin Simon Community, in response to the July Homeless Report, released today by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. We are extremely distressed by the ongoing rise in the number of people presenting in emergency accommodation. Last month, we broke a record we never wanted to reach […]