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#Focus Ireland

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We come across kids who are exhausted... situations where toilet training has been almost impossible' Hidden Homelessness

'We come across kids who are exhausted... situations where toilet training has been almost impossible'

Advocates today called for more action on so-called hidden homelessness.

# focus-ireland - Monday 16 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It's shameful': Focus Ireland calls for urgent action to support elderly homeless people Campaign

'It's shameful': Focus Ireland calls for urgent action to support elderly homeless people

There were 119 people over the age of 65 homeless in Ireland in February.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 4 March, 2018

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Here's what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight Shelter

Here's what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight

In Dublin last night there were over 200 reports about homeless people sleeping rough.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them? Homelessness

Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them?

A large number of groups feed and clothes homeless people in Ireland – but are they really helping?

# focus-ireland - Thursday 28 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year Homelessness

Focus Ireland provided 145 homes to homeless couples, families and individuals this year

3,333 children were homeless in Ireland in November.

# focus-ireland - Monday 11 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children' Focus Ireland This post contains videos

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children'

Focus Ireland has supported over 14,000 people so far this year who are homeless or at risk of losing their home.

# focus-ireland - Friday 29 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Number of homeless children in Ireland passes 3,000 Record Levels

Number of homeless children in Ireland passes 3,000

There were yet more distressing numbers in the government’s latest homeless figures.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 17 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them Conflict

Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them

The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 14 September, 2017

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'A loss of dignity': Homeless children are living on takeaways and dining on the floor Emergency Accommodation

'A loss of dignity': Homeless children are living on takeaways and dining on the floor

Children living in emergency accommodation are living off frozen food and takeaways, according to a new report.

# focus-ireland - Saturday 24 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A changing promise: The Government said it would get families in hotels out of homelessness, but now it's putting them into hubs Homes Or Hubs

A changing promise: The Government said it would get families in hotels out of homelessness, but now it's putting them into hubs

A July deadline for getting families out of commercial hotels will not be met.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 22 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Minister admits the July deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels will not be met Homelessness

Minister admits the July deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels will not be met

The Housing Minister made the announcement today.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 25 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How does a homeless family end up having to present at a Garda station for shelter? Homelessness

Explainer: How does a homeless family end up having to present at a Garda station for shelter?

12 families slept in parks, Garda stations or offices on Tuesday night as they had no place else to go.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 20 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'My life is being ruined': Young homeless woman living in a tent on the Grand Canal Homeless In Dublin

'My life is being ruined': Young homeless woman living in a tent on the Grand Canal

Eileena said she has been homeless “on and off” since she left state care at the age of 18.

# focus-ireland - Monday 17 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I felt so alone and afraid': Out of the care system and straight into homelessness System Failure

'I felt so alone and afraid': Out of the care system and straight into homelessness

The number of homeless 18-24 year olds has shot up in the last three years.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 16 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We have our own beds now': Will family hubs be able to replace hotels for homeless families? Family Hubs

'We have our own beds now': Will family hubs be able to replace hotels for homeless families?

The Housing Minister has said hotels will no longer be used for homeless families by July.

# focus-ireland - Monday 20 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The number of homeless people in Ireland has reached a record high Crisis

The number of homeless people in Ireland has reached a record high

The number of homeless families and children both declined this month.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 16 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Insecure in their homes': A third of people struggle to pay the rent or mortgage every month Insecure

'Insecure in their homes': A third of people struggle to pay the rent or mortgage every month

One in every nine people are worried they will lose their home.

# focus-ireland - Saturday 28 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Meet the team taking chronic rough sleepers off the streets of Dublin and giving them their own home Housing First

Meet the team taking chronic rough sleepers off the streets of Dublin and giving them their own home

The Housing First team in Dublin are at the forefront of the battle to end homelessness in Ireland.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 26 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's homeless figure has just passed 7,000 for the first time Out Of Control

Ireland's homeless figure has just passed 7,000 for the first time

A number of homeless charities have called for Minister for Housing Simon Coveney “to get empty homes back into the housing system”.

# focus-ireland - Friday 13 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie What's being done to help people sleeping rough cope with this freezing cold weather? On The Streets

What's being done to help people sleeping rough cope with this freezing cold weather?

The cold weather is an inconvenience for the majority, but for the homeless people living on the streets, it’s much more serious than that.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Trinity students are hiding books all around Dublin in a bid to raise money for the homeless

Every one who finds a book is being encouraged to donate to Focus Ireland.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

# focus-ireland - Sunday 18 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Over 2,500 children are homeless this Christmas - here's what's being done to help Homeless At Christmas

Over 2,500 children are homeless this Christmas - here's what's being done to help

Campaigners have told how the deepening crisis “breaks their hearts” as they try to help those in need this Christmas.

# focus-ireland - Saturday 17 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Dragon's Den businessman sells home, raises €273,000 for homeless charities Home For Home

Dragon's Den businessman sells home, raises €273,000 for homeless charities

The money raised will go to COPE Galway and Focus Ireland to help house families in Galway.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 15 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Homeless families can now get 25 hours of free childcare Under 5s

Homeless families can now get 25 hours of free childcare

The scheme will offer 25 hours of free childcare from next month.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 1 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The vow to end homelessness by Christmas? Not going to happen Homeless Ireland 2016

The vow to end homelessness by Christmas? Not going to happen

Jonathan Corrie died two years ago today and homelessness in Ireland is worse than ever.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns Sligo And Drogheda

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns

There has been a 100% increase in the number of people registered as homeless in Co Louth in the last two years.

From TheJournal.ie Number of rough sleepers on Dublin streets up 56% in last year Homelessness

Number of rough sleepers on Dublin streets up 56% in last year

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive has confirmed there were 142 rough sleepers on the streets of the capital.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Dragon’s Den businessman to sell Aran Islands home and donate funds to homeless charities Home From Home

Dragon’s Den businessman to sell Aran Islands home and donate funds to homeless charities

The €300,000 sale will provide deposits to purchase at least 15 homes for families who are homeless.

# focus-ireland - Monday 28 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie So here it is: Christmas FM returns to the airwaves Festive Tunes

So here it is: Christmas FM returns to the airwaves

All funds raised this year by Christmas FM will go to Focus Ireland’s homelessness campaign.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 27 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'My son said to me we'll need to put up a Christmas tree this year... please God we'll have a house first' Families In Crisis

'My son said to me we'll need to put up a Christmas tree this year... please God we'll have a house first'

Family homelessness has shocked Ireland – we visit the South West to find children living in hotels and B&Bs.

# focus-ireland - Saturday 26 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie "I don't want to be 40 living in a tent waking up with a bottle of vodka beside me" Youth Homelessness

"I don't want to be 40 living in a tent waking up with a bottle of vodka beside me"

Youth homelessness is a huge social and economic issue – what’s being done to stop it?

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Number of adults and children in homeless families in Dublin trebles in two years Sharp Increase

Number of adults and children in homeless families in Dublin trebles in two years

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney has been highlighting arrangements in place for people who are homeless in the city.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Housing crisis: Number of homeless families in Dublin exceeds 1,000 mark September

Housing crisis: Number of homeless families in Dublin exceeds 1,000 mark

There were a total of 1,173 families homeless in Dublin in September – a figure that includes 2,426 children.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 1 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie "You had your whole life in a little bag and nothing to do and nowhere to go all day" Homelessness

"You had your whole life in a little bag and nothing to do and nowhere to go all day"

Alan’s story was highlighted in the Focus Ireland 2015 annual report which was launched today.

# focus-ireland - Monday 22 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 100 families became homeless in Dublin in July Housing Crisis

Nearly 100 families became homeless in Dublin in July

Focus Ireland release homeless figures today amidst calls for clear Government targets and timelines

# focus-ireland - Sunday 24 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Will the government really be able to stop using hotels to house the homeless by next year? No More Rooms At The Inn

Will the government really be able to stop using hotels to house the homeless by next year?

The Housing Action Plan states that hotels will no longer used by next year, but is that possible?

# focus-ireland - Monday 4 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrive as residents protest closure of homeless hostel John's Lane West

Gardaí arrive as residents protest closure of homeless hostel

John’s Lane hostel is scheduled to be redeveloped into more long term accommodation.

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