Entries by Louise Murphy

Dublin Simon Community Responds to January 2024 Homeless Figures

Dublin Simon Community Statement on January 2024 Homeless Report  Homeless figures released today show 213 more people were in emergency accommodation nationally for the month of January.    9,897 or 73% of affected people are in Dublin, equating to 1,423 number of families, 3,083 children and 4,385 single adults.   Catherine Kenny, CEO of Dublin Simon, reflecting […]

Music To Dublin’s Ears – Dublin Simon Bringing Christmas Cheer to the Capital’s Streets with Popular Music Events

Carolathon & the Dublin Simon Christmas Eve Busk set to bring festive cheer to Dublin’s Streets  Dublin, 15th December 2023: Dublin Simon Community is bringing music to the capital’s streets again this Christmas with a range of festive musical events sure to lift shoppers’ spirits and raise essential funds for people experiencing homelessness.  First up is the ever-popular Carolathon event, which […]

Cold Weather Alert

Cold Snap tonight – what you can do to help   Dublin Simon Community Emergency and Outreach Teams are bracing for a cold snap from 9:00pm tonight, with temperatures set to drop as low as -5 Celsius with widespread frost due across the country over the next few days.   There are many people who need our […]

Dublin Simon responds to Winter 2023 Rough Sleeper Count 

Dublin Simon responds to Winter 2023 Rough Sleeper Count  Dublin Simon Community CEO Catherine Kenny responds to the Winter 2023 Rough Sleeping Count released by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) today.  The report found 118 people to be sleeping rough in Dublin, representing a 27% increase on the numbers in the Winter 2022 Rough […]

Latest Figures Highlight Alarming Trend of Homelessness Amongst Younger Age Groups

Those aged 24 and under are now the largest group in emergency accommodation  Dublin 24th November 2023: Figures released today show that Ireland’s youngest are being disproportionately disadvantaged by homelessness. The latest Homeless report shows that young people – both children and young adults aged 24 and under, represent the largest age demographic of people […]

Dublin Simon Releases their Annual Impact Report for 2022

1,011 People living in Forever Homes provided by Dublin Simon Community   The charity supported almost 5,500 people in 2022 but says a chronic housing shortage prevented them from helping many more to exit homelessness  Dublin 20 September 2023: Dublin Simon Community today released details of its Annual Impact Report for 2022 revealing an 18% increase […]

Dublin Simon Community announces new research project with Dr Kathleen Stokes of University of Galway

  Dublin Simon Community, in association with Dr Kathleen Stokes of University of Galway, is pleased to announce a new research project examining opportunities and challenges for widespread refurbishment of vacant “above-the-shop” units for residential use. Ireland is facing record numbers in emergency accommodation, and almost 60,000 waiting for social housing. Increasingly, policymakers and the […]