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.


Housing in Ireland: Past, Present and the Future Thursday 24th October

Oct 17, 2013

The 2013 Spatial Planning Graduate Network Forum marks 100 years of Irish housing history, a period bookended by the Church Street disaster in September 1913 and the ongoing issue of the condemned Priory Hall scheme.

The 2013 SPGN Forum reflects on both the history of Irish housing and recent policy discussions surrounding building control standards, housing markets and social equity.

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European Action Day for the Right to Housing and the City - Saturday October 19th 2013

Oct 17, 2013

The European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and the City will hold its first Europe-wide day of action.


October 19th is the first Common European Day of Action for The Right to Housing and the City. Groups in countries all over Europe, including Ireland, are coming together to say STOP to the misery caused by financial speculation and austerity. We want to promote an ethical and just approach where housing is treated as a hu...

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Innovative Management Practices in Homeless Services 2013-2014

Oct 15, 2013

We are now inviting applications to the Innovative Management Practice in Homeless Services Programme for 2013-2014.


This new programme follows on from the initial 'Managers Programme Pilot' (2008) and the 'Effective Managers in the Homeless Services Sector' ( 2009—2011) and  incorporates the learning from the earlier initiatives while also addressing the highlighted sectoral needs and requirement for new innovative thinking / approaches that are flexible in supporting sectoral managers...

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YMCA Peter's Place is not changing to a wet hostel

Oct 07, 2013

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive would like to clarify that the YMCA Peter's Place Service for young people is not changing to a ‘wet hostel’. It will operate as a Supported Temporary Accommodation (STA) service providing a specialist form of accommodation to residents, ensuring that key working takes place to bring them to a point where they are ready to live independently.

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Volunteers required for Rough Sleeper Count November 2013

Sep 24, 2013

We are currently looking for volunteers for the next rough sleeper count which will take place on Tuesday November 12th.

The count provides a robust measure of the minimum number of people sleeping rough on the night of the count and ensures that homeless services can plan effectively in terms of service provision for people who are rough sleeping.
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Swan Youth Service seeking Youth Leader

Sep 18, 2013

SWAN Youth Service are currently seeking to recruit a Community Employment(CE) Youth leader (maternity cover). Applicants must be eligible for a CE scheme. The CE youth leader’s role is to co-work with youth workers on SWAN’s various programs, and will be supported in access to relevant training. Voluntary experience by a candidate would be an advantage.

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ICSH Conference 18th and 19th September

Aug 15, 2013

The ICSH Biennial National Social Housing Conference this year is entitled ‘Growth, Renewal & Innovation’. The conference takes place on the 18th and 19th of September 2013.

Minister for Housing, Jan O’Sullivan T.D, will address the conference as well Professor Pascal De Decker, University of Louvain, Belgium. There are speakers from Wales, England and Australia on relevant themes as well as key contributors and practitioners from Ireland from local authorities, housing associations and Government bodies such as the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government and the Residential Tenancies Board.

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Central Placement Service is moving to Parkgate Hall, Dublin 8

Jul 18, 2013

From Monday 29th July 2013, the Central Placement Service (CPS) currently located at 160 Capel Street, Dublin 1 will move to Parkgate Hall, 6-9 Conygham Road, Dublin 8. This service is for persons from the Dublin City Council Area. Clients who are from Fingal County Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council or South Dublin County Council should be directed to the relevant office.

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Dublin Homeless Action Plan Framework 2014-2016 and Submissions made

Jul 02, 2013

The Dublin region Homeless Executive is supporting the Regional Statutory Management Group and Joint Homeless Consultative Forum in preparing the 2014 – 2016 Homeless Action Plan Framework. By the end of July 2013 a draft will have issued to the Dublin Joint Homeless Consultative Forum for consideration by the Statutory Management Group.

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Focus Ireland/MQI Evening Day Service will move to MQI’s Riverbank Centre on the 24th June

Jun 19, 2013

Focus Ireland/MQI Evening Day Service will move to MQI’s Riverbank Centre on the 24th June.

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Men’s Health Week 2013

Jun 10, 2013

Men’s Health Week runs this year from June 10 until June 17 next.

The theme for this year’s Men’s Health Week is 'Action Men: Turning Words into Actions'.

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94 persons confirmed as sleeping rough in Dublin

May 28, 2013

The Dublin Region Homeless Consultative Forum and Management Group notes that there were a minimum of 94 persons confirmed to be sleeping rough on the night of the most recent count held in April 2013.

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Domestic Violence Visiting Support Service

May 10, 2013

Sonas Housing are now providing a Visiting Support Service in order to assist women affected by domestic violence.

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What would you like to see in the Homeless Action Plan?

May 09, 2013

‘Call for Submissions’ on the development of a new Framework Statutory Homeless Action Plan for the Dublin Region 2014-2016

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Local Property Tax Exemption for Special Needs Accommodation (Homeless Accommodation)

Apr 26, 2013

A residential property that is owned by a charity or a public body (referred to generically in these guidelines as ‘social housing bodies’ and that is used solely or primarily to provide special needs accommodation is exempt from the charge to Local Property Tax (LPT).

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Undergraduate Certificate Programme in Homeless Prevention and Intervention

Apr 24, 2013

Applications are now being accepted for the next Dublin City University (DCU) School of Nursing and Human Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Programme in Homeless Prevention and Intervention for homeless key workers/case managers (and other homeless/housing and related support services staff engaging in assessment and support planning) commencing in DCU in September 2013.

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Volunteers wanted for Rough Sleeper Count April 16th

Feb 25, 2013

The Spring Count 2013 on the number of persons sleeping rough in Dublin will take place on Tuesday April 16th into the early morning of Wednesday April 17th 2013.

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Government to end long term homelessness by 2016

Feb 22, 2013

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) welcomes Government’s statement on homeless policy which focuses on a housing led approach to ending long term homelessness. This reaffirms Government’s commitment to end long term homelessness by 2016.

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Ending Homelessness – A Housing-Led Approach

Feb 22, 2013

Ending Homelessness – A Housing-Led Approach written by Eoin O’Sullivan, Associate Professor of Social Policy, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin reviews housing led approaches in Ireland. This has informed the Government's new homeless policy statement.

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Next Steps towards Individualised Supports

Jan 17, 2013

Twenty two member organisations of the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies Providing Services to People with Intellectual Disabilities are currently engaged in the Next Steps Project.

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