The homeless numbers increased to 8,728 in July, up from 8,699 in June. In July, there were 2,651 children in 1,142 families homeless, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing.
Portlaoise Action to Homelessness gathers sleeping bags and tents after festival.
Homeless clients “very excited” and can’t believe pontiff is coming to visit them, says Brother Kevin Crowley.
The annual Black Santa Sit Out, which raises up to €50,000 for charity, was launched on Wednesday by Archbishop Michael Jackson and the Lord Mayor of Dublin.
Focus Ireland warned that these two new sets of figures clearly show that the homeless crisis is continuing to deepen with less than five weeks to Christmas.
Britain's troubled families Tzar addresses SVP seminar and lauds St Vincent de Paul's home visitations.
Peter McVerry Trust calls for “decisive action” by the Government to stem the flow of people into homelessness.
Faithful and people of goodwill urged to support their neighbour, the vulnerable and the elderly.