Tag Archives: Homelessness

In context of political failure, local councils must act to safeguard poor and homeless during cold snap 

In absence of political action, numbers dying in winter in Northern Ireland unnecessarily has risen 130 percent in three years to 1,500 Poverty leaves many reliant on old, dangerous or un-serviced heating devices for heating or going to bed early … Continue reading

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NI Audit Office report confirms that Universal Credit mitigation package has failed most vulnerable

Uptake of mitigations funds falls £136 million below Executive target leaving claimants to face full brunt of Tory welfare reform package Only 82 percent of Universal Credit claimants paid on time with more than half drawing down advance payment to … Continue reading

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Unite reveals that 15 Merrion Square was offered for homeless relief three years ago

Union questions RTE motivation in running non-story January 17th: Trade union Unite today revealed that its building at 15 Merrion Square was offered to help relieve the then developing homelessness emergency three years ago. The building was not considered suitable … Continue reading

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Attempt by NAMA receiver to evict homeless from Apollo House reminiscent of worst excesses of Victorian-era landlordism

Unite Regional Secretary blasts NAMA receivers for ‘No Room at the Inn’ attitude Forcing homeless back onto streets in the heart of winter will result in more deaths amidst government inaction December 20th: Speaking ahead of the court case [tomorrow, … Continue reading

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