Entries by James Phelan

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 […]


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 […]