Entries by James Phelan

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 […]

Dublin Simon Response for Hurricane Ophelia

Dublin Simon Community have put a plan in place to respond to hurricane Ophelia. Monday, October 16, 2017 The Dublin Simon Rough Sleeper team are working with the Housing First team, the Dublin Region Homeless Executive and other charities to coordinate outreach to people on the streets across Dublin. The team have been driving around […]