Volunteers preparing to sleep out in aid of homelessness charity

A group of hardy souls will brave the elements tonight (Friday) to raise money for homelessness charity Focus Ireland. The sleepout is being organised by Nuala Malone and Shaun McGlynn of Profitness in Ballybofey. “I remember when I was young homelessness was something really rare that you’d only encounter occasionally when you made a trip […]

From Ardara to Dublin’s homeless with generosity

ARDARA Helping Homeless volunteers Gerard McHugh and Daniel Moy travelled to Dublin on Monday with a bus load of essential food items to distribute to the homeless and less fortunate. The pair spent a few hours on O’Connell Street on Monday evening helping to distribute food parcels which had been gathered in Donegal over the […]

Fivefold increase in homeless B&B costs

THERE has been a fivefold increase in the amount spent on emergency B&B accommodation by Donegal County Council in the last year. Figures obtained by the Donegal News from the Local Authority reveal that they spent €68,972 on B&B accommodation for the homeless last year. This is an increase from €12,000 spent in 2017. So […]

Sleep Out event this weekend as homeless crisis gets worse

    A charity event is to take place this weekend to raise awareness and much needed funds for the North West Simon Community. The annual ‘Sleep Out’ takes place on Friday October 6th from 9pm in Letterkenny Market Square. Advertisement As part of their annual Simon Week, the charity will be trying to raise […]

Homeless problem growing in rural areas

HOMELESSNESS in parts of rural Ireland including Donegal is increasing and is more hidden, more stigmatised and more difficult to endure than being homeless in towns or cities, a report has found.