Statement on Announcement in Dáil Regarding Access to Emergency Accommodation and Local Connection Rule

Dublin Simon Community welcomes the news announced today in the Dail by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, that the Minister for Housing will be writing to local authorities to state that no one should be denied access to accommodation based on the local connection rule. Dublin Simon operates the Assertive Outreach team in Dublin in partnership […]

Nobody Should be on Our Streets for Christmas

Dublin Simon Community Responds to October 2020 Homeless Report Dublin Simon Community has responded to the October 2020 Homeless Report with a plea that nobody should be on our streets for Christmas. According to the report, released today by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, among those 6,367 people recorded in emergency accommodation […]


Almost six Dublin households became homeless each day since pandemic began

– Analysis shows that between March and September 1,225 families and individuals entered homelessness – Charity launches urgent fundraising appeal as it prepares for a Christmas like no other Dublin, 5 November 2020: Dublin Simon Community today revealed that an average of six household are becoming homeless each day in Dublin since the pandemic began […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Since 1999, the United Nations has designated 25th November to highlight violence against women and girls (VAWG) and address the stigma and shame surrounding the issue. This International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Dublin Simon Community is aiming to raise awareness of the unique struggle and extreme vulnerability of women in homelessness. While […]

Simon Week 2020 – Stop Homelessness Before It Starts

Dublin Simon Community is adding its voice to Simon Communities around Ireland as it asks people in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan to call on the government to Stop Homelessness Before it Starts as part of this year’s Simon Week. Simon Week 2020 runs from Monday, 28th September to Sunday, 4th October and will […]

Crisis Suicide Service for Homeless Population Averages Two Critical Interventions Each Day – Dublin Simon Community Annual Report

Dublin Simon Community Annual Review 2019 reveals that the charity’s out-of-hours Suicide Prevention Service averaged two critical interventions per day for suicidality Charity sees growth in demand for health supports as analysis shows that 53% of emergency accommodation residents require mental health support – the vast majority of whom (90%) have additional physical health or […]

“More Than 3,000 Single Adults Will be Homeless in Dublin by Christmas”

Dublin Simon Responds to August 2020 Dublin Homeless Figures Single individuals are the fastest growing homeless cohort Charity seeks dedicated accommodation focus & health funding for single homeless people ahead of Budget 2021   Dublin, 25th September 2020: Dublin Simon Community has responded to the August 2020 Homelessness Report with a warning that single homelessness in Dublin will break […]

Keep the Numbers Coming Down: Dublin Simon Responds to June 2020 Dublin Homeless Figures

  Charity reiterates there can be no going back to the spiralling homeless crisis and is encouraged by new Government focus on continuing the downward trend.  Dublin, 31st July 2020: Dublin Simon Community has responded to the June 2020 Homelessness Report with a reminder that there can be no going back to the record levels of […]

“We are at a critical moment as winter is coming”

• Dublin Simon Responds to July 2020 Dublin Homeless Figures • Homelessness charity insists we cannot forget about those already in crisis before Covid-19 Dublin Simon Community has responded to the July 2020 Homelessness Report with a reminder that we cannot forget about those people whose tenancies and living situations were already in crisis pre […]

Dublin Simon Community demands proactive approach to turn the tide on homelessness

Charity challenges next Government to tackle the underlying issues driving the homelessness crisis In a statement made in response to May 2020 Homelessness Report it urges no going back to the way things were before Covid-19 Dublin, 25th June 2020: Dublin Simon Community has responded to the May 2020 Homelessness report with a challenge to […]