Entries by James Phelan


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 […]

Need for 24/7 Access to Mental Health Services

Report also highlights the need for services for people with mental health and addiction issues Thursday, June 15, 2017 Mental Health Reform and the Dublin Simon Community have today (15/06/2017) launched a joint research report, ‘Homelessness and Mental Health: Voices of Experience’, highlighting the personal stories of people who experience both homelessness and mental health difficulties. […]

Show support on #longestday

Show your support and solidarity to people who are homeless on the #longestday Wednesday, June 21, 2017 The Dublin Simon Community have today (21 June) kicked off their #LongestDay campaign. On the longest day of the year, we are calling on the public to send messages of support via Facebook @DublinSimonCommunity or Twitter @Dublin_Simon so […]

Dublin Simon Community host event to mark World Hepatitis Day

Client Action Group host event to help raise awareness of hepatitis Friday, July 28, 2017 Dublin Simon Community’s Client Action Group today (28 July) hosted an event to mark World Hepatitis Day. The advocacy group made up of people who have experienced homelessness or who are currently accessing Dublin Simon Community services, organised ‘Don’t Hide […]

Census Shows 81% Increase in Homelessness

On the night of the Census in April 2016, it recorded 6,906 people as being homeless in Ireland. Thursday, August 10, 2017 Today’s census figures show an incredible 81% increase in the number of people who are homeless since 2011. While figures have continued to increase since this data was captured on one night in […]

World Cup dream comes true for Tara

2017 Homeless World Cup kicks off in Norway Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Dublin Simon Community’s Tara will be playing for the Irish women’s team in the Homeless World Cup in Oslo, Norway, starting today (29th of August). In addition to being the first person from Dublin Simon Community to participate in this event, she will […]

Dublin Simon Community Annual Impact Report 2016

The homeless and housing charity calls for significant increase in health funding Tuesday, September 26, 2017 The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál MacDonncha, today (26 September) launched the Dublin Simon Community 2016 Annual Impact Report at the Mansion House.Speaking at the event, Sam McGuinness, CEO of the Dublin Simon Community, said that while the numbers […]

5 warm up tips ahead of the Simon Home Run

Our Health and Wellbeing Officer has some advice for runners and walkers on the day Friday, October 06, 2017 Niall Murtagh from Dublin Simon Community’s Health and Wellbeing programme has some advice for walkers, joggers and runners of all abilities ahead of the first Simon Home Run this Saturday in the Phoenix Park. Running events […]