Home Sweet Home Ireland

€175,578 of €500k goal

Raised by 4,098 people in 2 months
Oisín Ó Fágáin  Dublin, Ireland
Home Sweet Home is a campaign to end homelessness in Ireland.

There are 260 people sleeping on the streets of Dublin every single night with more than 6,500 'officially homeless' people, including 2,400 children growing up in hotel rooms. 70 families a month are still losing their homes.

The life expectancy for a homeless woman in Ireland is 38, roughly the same age as during the famine period of 1847.

This is obscene in a country with so much wealth. The homeless crisis could be over very soon if the government made it their priority, but this is simply not happening.  Instead, our government prioritise tax cuts for corporations and high income individuals.

The homeless need our help and we are sick and tired of waiting while families go homeless and people die in the streets, so now we are taking action.

We are asking you to support us in housing homeless people until the government gets its act together and realises that the most vulnerable in our society are the priority.

Please help us with funding so we can house homeless people directly. We need your support. All money received will go into a campaign that will get people off the streets, into adequate shelter and end homelessness in Ireland. 

It's time to make the change we want to see.

(This gofundme is run by Oisín Fagan, a member of the Irish Housing Network finance team. All your generous donations will be drawn down by the Irish Housing Network, who are one of the groups helping to run the Home Sweet Home campaign. All donations will go directly towards the costs of running the current action, and any excess will  go directly into a campaign that ends homelessness in Ireland.)
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Update 2
Posted by Oisín Ó Fágáin
2 months ago
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After working with the team at GoFundMe, we've set up payments to be sent directly to the Irish Housing Network account. As a member of the IHN finance team, I'll be overseeing the payments and continue updating you all on the impact your donations have made. These donations are not controlled by me, or the Irish Housing Network. They belong to the whole of the Home Sweet Home campaign.
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Update 1
Posted by Oisín Ó Fágáin
2 months ago
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Hi everybody. Thank you so so much for all your wonderful donations. We are overwhelmed by your support.

I just want to reiterate that all these donations are going directly into the running of Apollo House and ensuring the safety of our volunteers and our residents.

Your donations are the fuel that will keep this campaign alive, and your passion, practical support and generosity are what will end homelessness in Ireland. Thank you from all of us at Home Sweet Home.

This campaign belongs to everyone of you.
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Paddy Setter
2 months ago

Santa here. I am delighted to add my support to Home Sweet Home Apollo House. If anyone dares to arrest any of these good people for what they are doing then they will have to arrest me too and they will, like Rudolf, go down in history, for arresting Santa the week before Christmas!

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Cindy Mc Hugh
2 months ago

I would like to help out, I don't have much but I can spare some of my time ,, I have been working with feeding the homeless in clondalkin for the past year ,, would love to help out in anyway I could .. cleaning cooking washing up sweeping floors whatever needs be ,,,

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Val Fogarty
2 months ago
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If ye thought that the water charges was the be all and end all of the Irish peoples protests try evict these people from Appolo House and the water protests will look like a street party on Moore St......

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Barry O'Mahony
2 months ago
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The donate page is insisting on a Zip code. I don't believe many in Ireland are using postcodes. This may frustrate potential donors. Can that requirement be removed?

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Micheal OLainn
2 months ago
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Well done. Only people power will compel change. Representative politics will not address this humanitarian crisis. The flag has been raised. Well done to the great people involved. We need solidarity.

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Karl O Bhríain
2 months ago
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Have you seen all the folk that sleep the streets of dublin Hurt in their eyes And sleeping bags in bags Worn out looks on faces And clothes all in rags Chrisma's an old lady In fact she's sixty five Lost her home to alcohol Shes lucky she's alive Or pat who sits of grafton street Head buried all the time People just walk by him And inside his heart is crying Theres john who sits Right outside Dublins g p o Until hes told to sling his hook With nowhere else to go And buko he just sits there With coffee cup in hand For 365 days a year Whats wrong with this old land There are families that walk the street Looking for donation Homeless guys and homeless girls Asleep at connelly station Shop fronts are engaged With folk a sleeping rough Current situations Oh by god are tough Goverenment ignore it And pretend not to see But god forbid if homelessness Presented upon thee Fancy cars and dress suit Ripped from under feet And enda kenny godforbid Make bed on the street And many politition That follow in his shoe Would have to wake up freezing With feet and hands a blue I wonder would they lie there Each and every night And wait to see the morning With no hope in sight Or would they reconsider And change the situation And put and end to homelessness And end peoples frustration In ideal i dont think so As the truth is hard to swallow All i can say for this year Is thank god for appolo .......

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Bert McCann
2 months ago
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This action musn't end here. The celebs can adopt a more significant role by organising a public meeting of homeless people including those sleeping on sofas, floors and other inadequate or unsuitable accommodation. Enable those folk to come together with those consigned to the streets. Then take the struggle to the doorsteps of those responsible for the situation. Homelessness is not just for Christmas it can often be forever.

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Laura Kenny
2 months ago
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3

Hi great work but could you add payment by PayPal please

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Niall Smith
2 months ago
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Go fucking go!!!

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Martin Blake
2 months ago
2
2

How silly and inhumane the Home Sweet Home Eire movement have made the government look. I know that's not the prime motive but I feel strongly that the amazing 'by-product' of the peoples compassion for others is the discovery of their own power. Power to the people.

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Ann Marie Keane
2 months ago
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2

Sofa and tv to donate pm for details

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Andrew Prest
2 months ago
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2

Well said. I always do what I can to help homeless people. There are so many buildings in Ireland + here in the UK (and sadly all around the world) to which could be used, e.g.: old buildings which people no longer have a use for, or every time there's a new development some of it is "office space" but which never gets filled (because I think a lot of the time, they would have to move out of somewhere else to go to the new place, so it still ends up with rooms being empty). Wishing every one of you all the best with your plans. sending hopes and strength to your cause.

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Con Prout
1 month ago
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1

Why not start a GoFund Me fund to purchase Apollo house ? People would see what their donation would do, it would also show the Government and Dublin city council the support of the people

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Marianne Rose E. Murphy
2 months ago
1
1

I have a warm bed to lay my head, food in my belly and love in my life. Doesn't everyone deserve this chance? Regardless of a person's circumstances, it is not for us to judge, only seek to help. We can't save everyone but campaigns like this give hope to so many. Good on ye, Ireland is behind you ❤️

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Keeleypeter Darcy
2 months ago
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1

Super work guys. I'm following your work from Australia and I'm proud to be Irish when I see this

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Jennifer O'Hanlon
2 months ago
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1

You can find your zip code by going to www.eircode.ie and putting in your address....

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Linda Biggins
2 months ago
1
1

Well done to everyone involved. I'm so happy something is being done to help people off the streets. Happy Christmas to all xx

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Annette Cullinane
2 months ago
1
1

Great cause, everyone should support it

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John Amos
1 month ago

could you explain to the Public where the money has gone and all other donations of furniture etc

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Wojtek Wojcieszek
1 month ago

Maybe you can help me in my situation... /fighting-in-a-court

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€175,578 of €500k goal

Raised by 4,098 people in 2 months
Created December 14, 2016
SM
€50
Stephen Murphy
17 hours ago
GM
€250
Gearoid Maher
18 hours ago
JD
€5
jack dunne
2 days ago
RW
€237
Roger Walsh
2 days ago

I was listening to An Irishman Abroad podcast with Jarlath Regan on the homeless epidemic in Dublin. I live in Boston and totally related. This has been a cause I've supported here in Boston for many years and realize we are all in this together no matter where we live. I pray for the continued success of the Home Sweet Home Ireland Project.

HS
€50
Hrvoje Sandukcic
4 days ago

When you come from a country where 75% of elderly live under starvation level, 500.000 people owe their houses to the banks and 1/4 of population live under poverty levels, you are very sensitive to needs of people in your adopted (home)land.

YS
€10
Yvonne Sugrue
4 days ago
KW
€10
Killian Walsh
6 days ago
CR
€5
Caoibhe Ní Raghallaigh
8 days ago
€20
Anonymous
15 days ago
€50
Anonymous
16 days ago
Paddy Setter
2 months ago

Santa here. I am delighted to add my support to Home Sweet Home Apollo House. If anyone dares to arrest any of these good people for what they are doing then they will have to arrest me too and they will, like Rudolf, go down in history, for arresting Santa the week before Christmas!

+ Read More
Cindy Mc Hugh
2 months ago

I would like to help out, I don't have much but I can spare some of my time ,, I have been working with feeding the homeless in clondalkin for the past year ,, would love to help out in anyway I could .. cleaning cooking washing up sweeping floors whatever needs be ,,,

+ Read More
Val Fogarty
2 months ago
8
8

If ye thought that the water charges was the be all and end all of the Irish peoples protests try evict these people from Appolo House and the water protests will look like a street party on Moore St......

+ Read More
Barry O'Mahony
2 months ago
7
7

The donate page is insisting on a Zip code. I don't believe many in Ireland are using postcodes. This may frustrate potential donors. Can that requirement be removed?

+ Read More
Micheal OLainn
2 months ago
7
7

Well done. Only people power will compel change. Representative politics will not address this humanitarian crisis. The flag has been raised. Well done to the great people involved. We need solidarity.

+ Read More
Karl O Bhríain
2 months ago
4
4

Have you seen all the folk that sleep the streets of dublin Hurt in their eyes And sleeping bags in bags Worn out looks on faces And clothes all in rags Chrisma's an old lady In fact she's sixty five Lost her home to alcohol Shes lucky she's alive Or pat who sits of grafton street Head buried all the time People just walk by him And inside his heart is crying Theres john who sits Right outside Dublins g p o Until hes told to sling his hook With nowhere else to go And buko he just sits there With coffee cup in hand For 365 days a year Whats wrong with this old land There are families that walk the street Looking for donation Homeless guys and homeless girls Asleep at connelly station Shop fronts are engaged With folk a sleeping rough Current situations Oh by god are tough Goverenment ignore it And pretend not to see But god forbid if homelessness Presented upon thee Fancy cars and dress suit Ripped from under feet And enda kenny godforbid Make bed on the street And many politition That follow in his shoe Would have to wake up freezing With feet and hands a blue I wonder would they lie there Each and every night And wait to see the morning With no hope in sight Or would they reconsider And change the situation And put and end to homelessness And end peoples frustration In ideal i dont think so As the truth is hard to swallow All i can say for this year Is thank god for appolo .......

+ Read More
Bert McCann
2 months ago
4
4

This action musn't end here. The celebs can adopt a more significant role by organising a public meeting of homeless people including those sleeping on sofas, floors and other inadequate or unsuitable accommodation. Enable those folk to come together with those consigned to the streets. Then take the struggle to the doorsteps of those responsible for the situation. Homelessness is not just for Christmas it can often be forever.

+ Read More
Laura Kenny
2 months ago
3
3

Hi great work but could you add payment by PayPal please

+ Read More
Niall Smith
2 months ago
2
2

Go fucking go!!!

+ Read More
Martin Blake
2 months ago
2
2

How silly and inhumane the Home Sweet Home Eire movement have made the government look. I know that's not the prime motive but I feel strongly that the amazing 'by-product' of the peoples compassion for others is the discovery of their own power. Power to the people.

+ Read More
Ann Marie Keane
2 months ago
2
2

Sofa and tv to donate pm for details

+ Read More
Andrew Prest
2 months ago
2
2

Well said. I always do what I can to help homeless people. There are so many buildings in Ireland + here in the UK (and sadly all around the world) to which could be used, e.g.: old buildings which people no longer have a use for, or every time there's a new development some of it is "office space" but which never gets filled (because I think a lot of the time, they would have to move out of somewhere else to go to the new place, so it still ends up with rooms being empty). Wishing every one of you all the best with your plans. sending hopes and strength to your cause.

+ Read More
Con Prout
1 month ago
1
1

Why not start a GoFund Me fund to purchase Apollo house ? People would see what their donation would do, it would also show the Government and Dublin city council the support of the people

+ Read More
Marianne Rose E. Murphy
2 months ago
1
1

I have a warm bed to lay my head, food in my belly and love in my life. Doesn't everyone deserve this chance? Regardless of a person's circumstances, it is not for us to judge, only seek to help. We can't save everyone but campaigns like this give hope to so many. Good on ye, Ireland is behind you ❤️

+ Read More
Keeleypeter Darcy
2 months ago
1
1

Super work guys. I'm following your work from Australia and I'm proud to be Irish when I see this

+ Read More
Jennifer O'Hanlon
2 months ago
1
1

You can find your zip code by going to www.eircode.ie and putting in your address....

+ Read More
Linda Biggins
2 months ago
1
1

Well done to everyone involved. I'm so happy something is being done to help people off the streets. Happy Christmas to all xx

+ Read More
Annette Cullinane
2 months ago
1
1

Great cause, everyone should support it

+ Read More
John Amos
1 month ago

could you explain to the Public where the money has gone and all other donations of furniture etc

+ Read More
Wojtek Wojcieszek
1 month ago

Maybe you can help me in my situation... /fighting-in-a-court

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