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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dublin Simon Community respond to latest Rough Sleeper figures

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. This compares with 102 in the 2016 spring count and 142 found during […]

Call for students to saddle up and support Simon

Simon Spin Challenge must raise €10,000 in 8 hours Dublin Simon Community are calling on students to get on their bike for their upcoming Simon Spin Challenge, which takes place on Friday 21 April on Grafton Street from 11am-7pm. The fundraising event will see teams from various different colleges and universities around Dublin spinning on […]

Show Support and solidarity to people who are homeless on the Longest DAY

Leading homeless charity kick off #LongestDay campaign to raise awareness of the personal experiences of homelessness The Dublin Simon Community have today (21 June) kicked off their #LongestDay campaign. On the longest day of the year, the Dublin Simon Community are calling on the public to send messages of support via Facebook @DublinSimonCommunity or Twitter […]


Ireland’s rental market its 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.