Charities Unveil National Campaign Asking The Public To Donate Water Refund Cheques to Tackle Homelessness now accepting public donations Three of Ireland’s best-known charities have today taken the unprecedented step of coming together to launch a national campaign The Refund Project which is asking members of the Irish public who can afford it, to consider donating their Irish Water refund to tackle the homelessness crisis. At a special launch […]

Dublin Chamber have joined with the Simon Community to urge companies to support the Simon House of Cards appeal

The Appeal asks, “Don’t send a card this Christmas; Address a Problem” Dublin Chamber, along with the Simon Community are urging businesses to support people who are homeless this Christmas, through the Simon House of Cards Appeal. This vital fundraising initiative asks companies to make a donation in lieu sending cards, gifts and other Christmas […]

Rent Pressure Zones urgently need review as they are not having desired effect

The homeless and housing organisation respond to Rental Price Report The Simon Community said that figures released today from the 2017 Q3 Rental Report show that the private rental market remains unable to cope with demand. The housing and homelessness organisation said that the introduction of Rent Pressure Zones did not go far […]

Dublin Simon Dance Group to hold dance performances

Dancers to perform at the Lir Academy in December The Dublin Simon Community Dance Group are to hold two dance performances in the Lir Academy on 15th and 16th with a preview on 14th December. The Dublin Simon Community Dance Group emerged in the summer of 2015. Over the past two years a group of […]

Latest Rough Sleeper Figures

Dublin Simon Community Respond To Latest Rough Sleeper Figures Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Dublin Simon Community today (24/04/17) expressed concern at the high number of people continuing to sleep rough across the Dublin Region. On the night of the count, 04 April, 138 people were identified as sleeping rough across the four Dublin local authorities. […]


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 […]

75% believe not enough is being done to make renting affordable

Simon Community opinion poll finds the majority of people believe not doing enough to tackle rising rents and homelessness Wednesday, May 24, 2017 75% (over 7 in 10) believe the Government is not doing enough to ensure rent is affordable. 72% (over 7 in 10) are concerned about the homelessness rates in Ireland as a […]

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 […]

Kathryn Thomas launches the first ever Simon Home Run

Irish TV presenter is calling on people to join the movement for homes Thursday, August 03, 2017 Kathryn Thomas today launched the first ever #SimonHomeRun. The much loved Irish television presenter asked people to join the movement for homes at a time when the homeless crisis is at unprecedented levels. Speaking about the event, Simon […]