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 […]

Dublin Simon Launches Calendar of Christmas Fundraising Events with ‘Sing for Simon’

December 2023: Dublin Simon Community’s Christmas fundraising events calendar kicks off with its annual ‘Sing for Simon’ launch in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre in Dublin City on Thursday 7th December and all are welcome to attend.    The event commences at 5:30pm and features performances from artists such as Curtis Walsh, Sophie Doyle Ryder, Hawke The […]

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Artists Unite to Support Dublin Simon at Launch of Major Auction of Art, Photography and Memorabilia

Auction for more than 200 unique items of art and memorabilia is now live and bids can be made until 2pm on 4th December to support Dublin Simon Community Dublin 25th November 2023: ‘A Community of Hope: Artists for Dublin Simon’ auction, is now open for bidding and more than 150 revered artists, musicians, and […]

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 […]

Homeless Figures Hit a Grim New High with a 100% Increase in Numbers in Emergency Accommodation in Seven Years 

Dublin, 27th October 2023: The number of people in emergency accommodation has increased by 100% in a seven-year period, hitting a new high and marking another grim milestone as today’s figures represent twice the official numbers from 2016. Dublin Simon Community says it is fearful of what lies ahead this winter as the number of […]

Creative Icons Rally to End Homelessness in ‘A Community of Hope’ Art Auction for Dublin Simon Community

  The cultural heartbeat of Ireland is set to resonate through an extraordinary online auction, ‘A Community of Hope: Artists for Dublin Simon’, as it brings together the cream of Irish artistic talent in a profound act of solidarity against homelessness. The auction, beginning on the 23rd of November, features around 200 lots from a […]

Budget 2024 Does Little to Ease the Burden For People Experiencing Homelessness

Budget 2024 will do little to ease the burden on people experiencing or in-danger of homelessness says the CEO of the Dublin Simon Community. While some of the measures announced will bring short-term relief to tax-payers and families, the Budget overall does not go far enough to address the issues outlined by Dublin Simon Community […]

Dublin Simon’s Home Run – Celebrating 40 Years of Movement in Phoenix Park 

Dublin Simon’s Home Run – Celebrating 40 Years of Movement in Phoenix Park  Dublin’s oldest run takes place this weekend in Dublin   Runners urged to ‘Join the Movement’ and run or walk five miles to raise funds for Dublin Simon  Full details on how to register are available here Dublin 3rd October: Dublin Simon Community is in […]