Businesses Raise €33,000 For Two Charities

Dublin Chamber of Commerce, the organisation which represents businesses in the Dublin region,  announced that it has raised over €33,000 for charity. The proceeds, raised over the past 12 months, will be split between the Chamber’s two chosen charities for 2016 – the Peter McVerry Trust, set up to provide services to homeless people in […]

Clúid response to the Housing Action Plan

Following publication of the Governments Housing Action Plan, Simon Brooke, Clúid’s Head of Policy, said this afternoon, “This strategy represents a large step forward.  We particularly welcome: The social housing target of 47,000 new homes by 2021.  As with any plan, particularly one such as this, which involves a large number of stakeholders, the key […]

The Union Of Students In Ireland Welcomes Action Plan For Housing And Homelessness

The Union of Students in Ireland has welcomed the Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness launched today by Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney. USI said the action plan included new steps that will help address and reduce the number of people in homelessness. Among the Action Plan’s goals will be a […]

Rebuilding Ireland – ALONE Welcomes Action Plan For Housing And Homelessness

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed the housing solutions for older people proposed in Rebuilding Ireland, the Government’s Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Housing Simon Coveney today announced their intention to build and buy thousands of houses and units in a […]

“What Step would you take to help end homelessness?”

The issue of homelessness is being highlighted this week in all Simon Communities right across the country in the 5th annual “Simon Week”. The week runs from the 1st to the 7th October and a wide variety of events are underway across the country. The Midlands Simon Community has a very full programme of activities planned […]

Minister O’Sullivan Launches Focus Ireland Annual Report

Emphasises Government commitment to tackle homelessness in a more planned and effective way   Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan TD, today (Thursday 26th April) launched Focus Ireland’s annual report for 2011.   Speaking at the launch Minister O’Sullivan confirmed her intention to realise the Programme for Government commitment to end long-term homelessness.   “The […]