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.

Pathway Newsletter

Latest issue and archive of past publications

The Pathway newsletter from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive is intended to provide you with up-to-date information on the responses that are taking place to
address homelessness across the Dublin region.

2016 - July

Pathway #10 Lewisham Borough Council - Rapid Build Family Housing Scheme

In this issue:

Over the course of two days in July (21st and 22nd), Dublin City Council was delighted to host a presentation by Lewisham Borough Council for councillors from the four Dublin Local Authorities and technical and professional staff, and officials from the Department of Housing to demonstrate how a rapid build housing programme was used to successfully meet the needs of homeless families in London.   




2016 - August

Pathway #9 Pathway - Rapid Build Homes come in under budget

In this issue:

Dublin City Council have now confirmed that the agreed final account with Western Building System’s Ltd for the construction of 22 high quality three bed Rapid Build homes at Baile na Laochra, Poppintree, Ballymun has now concluded. The agreed sum is significantly under budget at €180,000 per house. The entire site is now fully serviced with infrastructure, utilities and ESB sub section, which will allow for a significant benefit to the future provision of 50 affordable homes on the remainder of the site, by Ó Cualann Co-housing Alliance GLC.


Pathway #8 Summer 2015

In this issue:

In this issue:


  • 553 families prevented from becoming homeless through the Tenancy Protection Service
  • Housing Assistance Payment for Homeless Households
  • Increased demand for homeless services in Dublin
  • Women and Homelessness research


Pathway #7 Summer 2013

In this issue:
  • New Homeless Action Plan 2014-2016
  • Central Placement Service and Homeless Allocations have relocated to Dublin 8
  • A minimum of 94 persons confirmed as sleeping rough in Dublin
  • Pathway Accommodation & Support System (PASS)
  • Dr Briege Casey presented with DCU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2012-2013



Pathway #6 Spring 2013

In this issue:
  • Ending long term homelessness by 2016
  • Rough Sleeper Count 16th April - Volunteers required
  • EU Discussion on Homelessness
  • Permanent On-Site Supported Accommodation
  • Homeless Report to Housing Strategic Policy Committee

Pathway #5 Winter 2013

In this issue:
  • 87 persons confirmed as sleeping rough
  • Review of Service Provision for Women in Dublin
  • World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty 20-21 February 2013
  • Dublin City University School of Nursing and Human Sciences
  • 2013 Effective Managers in the Homeless Services Sector Module


Pathway #4 September October 2012

In this issue:
  • Homeless Persons in Ireland
  • Changes to Central Placement Service for Homeless Persons
  • Business Plan 2012
  • Cold Weather Strategy
  • HABITACT Peer Review Dublin

Pathway #3 July August 2012

In this issue:

Extension of Reconnection and Reintegration Initiative with Barka
New Measures to Create More Sustainable Placements into Emergency Accommodation
Update from The Dublin Housing First Demonstration Project
CSO Report on Homeless Population in Ireland Postponed to September 2012
Access to Private Rented Accommodation and Rent Supplement Applications
DCU Undergraduate Certificate Programme in Homeless Prevention and Intervention



Pathway #2 May June 2012

In this issue:
  • Certificate Programme in Homeless Prevention and Intervention
  • Update from the Accommodation Coordination Group
  • Service Level Agreements and Funding for 2012
  • National Rollout of PASS
  • Count on Rough Sleeping 2012
  • Report on the Irish Homeless Population

Pathway #1 March April 2012

In this issue:
  • Welcome to Pathway
  • Certificate Programme in Homeless Prevention and Intervention
  • Governing Protocol between Department of Environment, Community and Local Government and the Four Dublin Local Authorities
  • Business Plan for 2012
  • Assessment of Housing Need and Housing Provisions Target
  • Spring Count on Rough Sleeping 2012