The Dublin Region Homeless Executive is provided by Dublin City Council as the lead local authority in the response to homelessness in Dublin
and adopts a shared service approach across South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.


Minister Coveney addresses the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness

Jun 03, 2016

Minister Coveney addressed the Special Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness on 2nd June 2016.


The Minister has been tasked with preparing an ‘Action Plan for Housing’  and will build on the considerable work already carried out or underway and will draw on the important work carried out by the Committee. The plan will include actions to expedite and boost supply of all types of housing, including social housing, in the immediate, medium and longer-terms.  The lac...

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Minister Coveney "the homelessness situation is totally unacceptable".

May 30, 2016

The new Minister for Housing Simon Coveney discusses housing and homelessness - Sunday Business Post 29th May 2016.

[File] New Housing Minister discusses housing and homelessness

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Nobody's Listening: Giving People Experiencing Homelessness a Voice through Counselling

May 26, 2016

The Dublin Simon Community Sure Steps Counselling Service* is a specialised trauma-informed counselling service for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We provide one-to-one counselling across treatment services and housing / emergency accommodation services, weekly drop-in clinics in treatment services as well as in the Mobile Health Unit, in-reach and outreach crisis intervention and a counsellor-led emotional wellbeing group programme.


Previous trauma is only one of the i...

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Supporting people to stay in their homes

May 13, 2016

The Tenant Information and Support Service works to support people to remain in their homes and give people the advice and support that they need in their local community. This service is provided by Dublin Simon Community on behalf of Dublin City Council. This service provides advice and information in the local drop-in clinics on a range of issues including:

  • Risk of loss of home
  • Rent arrears
  • Standard of rented accommodation
  • Unsuitable living arrangements
  • Difficulties managing the home
  • Housing rights

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Access to Homeless Services and Move on to Tenancies Q1 2016

May 05, 2016

Please find enclosed released detail on the level of access to homeless services, move on to tenancies in the Dublin region for Q1 2016 (January to March) and official figures from the Spring (April) count on rough sleeping, which took place across the Dublin region on the night of the national Census April 24th into the morning of April 25th 2016.

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Households who are in Emergency Accommodation / Rough Sleeping Counts and Census 2016

Apr 11, 2016

Rough Sleeping Counts and Census 2016


A number of Rough Sleeping Counts will take place on the night of the Census nationally (April 24th 2016).


The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) is responsible for the delivery of rough sleeping counts in Dublin. The DRHE has developed an extensive methodological approach that is tried and tested and that has succeeded in the delivery of consecutive rough sleeper counts in Dublin each...

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Update on Rapid Build Housing at Baile Na Laochra

Mar 30, 2016

Update on Rapid Build Housing at Baile Na Laochra

Dublin City Council confirms that the 22 Rapid Build Housing Units, Baile na Laochra, Poppintree, Ballymun, Dublin 11 are now substantially completed, whilst works to finish the entire estate including assigned certification and snagging is expected to conclude during April 2016.


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Rapid Build Housing (Modular Housing)

Mar 03, 2016



The delivery of 22 units of Rapid Build Housing in Poppintree is close to full completion (end March 2016). The 22 houses are two-storey units, with three bedrooms and will provide temporary accommodation for families who are experiencing homelessness and who are currently accommodated in commercial hotels by the local authority, on an...

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Pilot needle scheme introduced in Dublin

Feb 26, 2016

A pilot 'sharp bin' scheme to allow drug addicts to dispose of used syringes was introduced in Dublin this month. Bins have been provided in two locations in Dublin city centre.  The bins are monitored daily and the pilot will be reviewed after 12 weeks. 


Tony Duffin of ALDP said, "I wholeheartedly commend Dublin City Council for taking this innovative practical approach to the issue of drug related litter. Dublin has a well documented problem with the public injecting of drugs. Providi...

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Important changes to equality law for renters

Feb 26, 2016

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has today (26 February 2016) alerted landlords and accommodation advertisers of their legal responsibility to ensure that the practice of discriminating against tenants or prospective tenants, on the basis of being in receipt of housing assistance is immediately stopped.


The Commission welcomes the new “housing assistance” ground in theEqual Status Acts 2000-2015 as an important legislative development to safeguard the righ...

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Reasons for Families becoming Homeless in January 2016

Feb 22, 2016

Reasons for Families becoming Homeless in January 2016

There were 769 families in emergency homeless accommodation in January 2016[1]. This is following December 2015, whereby there were 683<...>

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Homeless Persons Unit for Men is moving to Cumberland Street Dublin 1

Feb 10, 2016

Next Monday the 15th of February, the Homeless Persons Unit for Men will be located at North Cumberland Street, Dublin 1.


NEW ADDRESS: Community Welfare Service, Department of Social Protection,  North Cumberland Street, Dublin 1

Phone:                  01 673 2575  

Freephone:          1800 724 724

Fax:                     ...

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TUSLA working with homeless services to maximise supports available to families in hotels

Jan 20, 2016

Fred McBride, Tusla’s Chief Operations Officer says: “Tusla is concerned about the impact of the housing crisis on children and families. The Agency is working with relevant services in order to maximise the supports available to families and to ensure that all professionals are aware of their obligation to be vigilant in relation to child protection.

“As parents remain their children’s primary carer, our role is to support them in the same way that it supports any family where child welfare issues are identified; to provide family support and to assess any child protection concern that arise.”

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Standards in Emergency Accommodation - All complaints received are fully investigated and resolved

Jan 20, 2016



The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE), on behalf of the four Dublin local authorities confirm  that a total of 123 complaints were received in 2015. The complaints made in 2015 related to all homeless funded services; that is, including private/ commercial, NGO and statutory delivered services.  The nature of the complaints made related to a broad s...

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Dec 21, 2015

Throughout the Christmas period, the work of the four Dublin local authorities and state-funded services will continue to provide emergency accommodation and support services for over 3,500 adults and children , every night, right across the Dublin region. This is a 71% increase in adults and children using our services, since November 2014.

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91 persons confirmed as sleeping rough on the night of the winter count

Dec 10, 2015

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive[1] (DRHE), today, Thu...

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Official Count on Rough Sleeping in the Dublin Region

Dec 03, 2015



A considerable number of media questions have been raised about the number of people rough sleeping in the Dublin region. The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) will confirm the detail from the official winter count next week on Thursday,  December 10th 2015. Dublin’s 2015 winter rough sleeper count was conducted successfully across the region beginning on the night of 30th...

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The Dublin Local Authority Response to Homelessness in the Region (Quarter 3 Statistics)

Dec 03, 2015


(DATA: July to September 2015)


The following detail outlines the Dublin local authority and state-funded service response to address homelessness and rough sleeping in the Dublin region from July to September (Quarter 3) 2015 and recent responses put in place through the operation of the Cold Weather Initiative (CWI). 


The Dublin Re...

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Construction starts on 22 new modular homes at Baile na Laochra

Nov 24, 2015

Dublin City Council has entered into a contract with Western Building Systems, Co. Tyrone, to provide 22 modular homes on a site in Poppintree, Ballymun, Dublin 11. The site has been named Baile na Laochra (Town of the Heroes). The contract has been awarded following an Accelerated Restricted Procedure (ARP) which means that the tender, design and build process for the homes will be fast-tracked and the homes  ready for occupation by the 21st December 2015 in recognition of the urgency of the family ho...

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Dublin City Council opens 100 new emergency beds

Nov 20, 2015



Core service of the Annual Cold Weather Initiative (CWI) 2015/2016 for persons who are/or at risk of rough sleeping


Dublin City Council officially opened Brú Aimsir, today, (November 20 2015), one of the core services of the Cold Weather Initiative (CWI) in Dublin 8. The service is provided by Dublin City Council and th...

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