Archive for the ‘Homelessness’ Category

What do you do when you and your family are made homeless? Your notice to quit has expired and you cant source affordable rental accommodation. Your home has been repossessed by the bank and you have no family or friends to stay with. Your parents have thrown you out fed up with the chronic overcrowding caused by you, your partner and two children living in the box bed room forcing your brother to sleep on the couch.

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By every indicator the housing crisis is getting worse. On taking office Fine Gael created a stand alone Department of Housing with a dedicated Minister. The first holder of that office, Simon Coveney, launched his flagship Rebuilding Ireland housing plan. Twenty months on and the results speak for themselves.

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The Government is really struggling with figures on housing and homelessness. Unfortunately this problem isn’t new.

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