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Slight decrease of 75 in February homelessness figures
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Slight decrease of 75 in February homelessness figures

Mar 26th 2021, 4:03 PM 6,614 Views 11 Comments

February stats show that there are 8,238 people in emergency accommodation.

Bohemians team up with Fontaines DC to tackle homelessness with new away shirt
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Bohemians team up with Fontaines DC to tackle homelessness with new away shirt

Updated Mar 13th 2021, 3:00 PM 28,183 Views 19 Comments

The jersey aims to support the Focus Ireland charity.

Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say
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Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say

Feb 26th 2021, 3:19 PM 7,862 Views 13 Comments

The latest figures show that there were 8,313 men, women and children in emergency accommodation in January.

Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths
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Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths

Oct 30th 2020, 5:48 PM 16,442 Views 9 Comments

The number of families accessing emergency accommodation has increased to 1,128.

'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'
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'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'

Sep 29th 2020, 6:45 PM 23,117 Views 14 Comments

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2019 this morning

Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation
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Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation

Sep 25th 2020, 3:38 PM 11,065 Views 14 Comments

The figures dropped slightly last month compared to July.

Focus Ireland ordered to pay €22,000 to 68-year-old 'humiliated' mediator for unlawfully retiring him
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Focus Ireland ordered to pay €22,000 to 68-year-old 'humiliated' mediator for unlawfully retiring him

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:08 PM 41,056 Views 28 Comments

Baneham found that McGrath’s role with Focus Ireland “was ended through unlawful and less favourable treatment because of his age”.

Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless
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Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless

Apr 21st 2020, 6:10 AM 13,191 Views 11 Comments

The event is due to take place this Saturday.

'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak
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'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak

Mar 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,057 Views 8 Comments

Homeless services and local councils have been working to prepare for the spread of Covid-19.

'We were in crisis before coronavirus': Housing charities set aside rooms for homeless people who need to self-isolate
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'We were in crisis before coronavirus': Housing charities set aside rooms for homeless people who need to self-isolate

Mar 11th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,995 Views 28 Comments

Homeless charities are preparing for Covid-19.

Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue
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Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue

Jan 17th 2020, 6:45 AM 12,388 Views 37 Comments

There are votes out there for politicians with ambitious and credible plans on housing, writes Focus Ireland’s Mike Allen

'Babies are being born homeless': Charity demands action from government on child homelessness
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'Babies are being born homeless': Charity demands action from government on child homelessness

Nov 17th 2019, 4:09 PM 18,583 Views 98 Comments

Focus Ireland launched an urgent Christmas appeal today.

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month
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'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month

Oct 31st 2019, 2:18 PM 13,620 Views 72 Comments

10,397 people were in emergency accommodation in Ireland in September.

'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal'
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'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal'

Sep 5th 2019, 1:15 PM 16,038 Views 26 Comments

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2018 this morning.

Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin
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Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin

Jun 13th 2019, 7:21 AM 27,943 Views 158 Comments

The research from homeless charity Focus Ireland examines family homelessness in Dublin.

Opinion: 10% of homeless families have been made homeless for a second time
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Opinion: 10% of homeless families have been made homeless for a second time

May 8th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,741 Views 24 Comments

Families exiting homelessness are increasingly accommodated in the private rental sector. But if the landlord decides to sell up – the family becomes homeless again, writes Wayne Stanley.

Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes
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Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes

May 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 56,892 Views 59 Comments

5,500 people have turned down social housing since 2016.

'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal'
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'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal'

Jan 15th 2019, 7:58 AM 16,911 Views 45 Comments

Mike Allen appeared on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal'
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Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal'

Updated Jan 8th 2019, 10:33 AM 63,418 Views 175 Comments

Former chair of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan made his comments on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

"We live in a time where a song's lyrics upsets us more than our own people living on the streets"
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"We live in a time where a song's lyrics upsets us more than our own people living on the streets"

Dec 14th 2018, 5:35 PM 3,661 Views 3 Comments

A Cork man has made an eye opening video about homelessness.

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families
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'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families

Dec 13th 2018, 4:55 PM 21,955 Views 36 Comments

A new report looks into the experiences of new families with young parents.

The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month
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The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month

Nov 29th 2018, 1:00 PM 11,998 Views 49 Comments

There are now collectively 9,724 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it
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The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it

Oct 25th 2018, 6:01 AM 28,056 Views 45 Comments

Finland provides a positive example of what can be done to end long-term homelessness.

Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified
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Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified

Sep 27th 2018, 5:05 PM 15,060 Views 60 Comments

The Department of Housing recorded 9,527 people in emergency accommodation last month.

Mother and one-year-old child walk streets waiting to hear about accommodation for the night
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Mother and one-year-old child walk streets waiting to hear about accommodation for the night

Sep 6th 2018, 12:05 AM 41,248 Views 127 Comments

One woman was left with nowhere to go earlier this week after she says she was told her child wasn’t registered as homeless.

Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office
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Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office

Jul 24th 2018, 4:02 PM 16,254 Views 101 Comments

There were a record 9,872 people in emergency accommodation in June.

'Before they came into my life, I faced closed doors - now the only closed door I face is my own'
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'Before they came into my life, I faced closed doors - now the only closed door I face is my own'

Updated Jul 12th 2018, 1:32 PM 14,361 Views 16 Comments

Focus Ireland launched its 2017 annual report this morning.

Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it
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Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it

Jun 20th 2018, 7:48 PM 52,102 Views 44 Comments

A tweet from Leo Varadkar featured on the first ever exam.

'A communications strategy': Report criticised for recommending a stop to monthly homeless figures
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'A communications strategy': Report criticised for recommending a stop to monthly homeless figures

Jun 20th 2018, 10:45 AM 6,493 Views 45 Comments

Focus Ireland has said that two new reports on homelessness ware flawed.

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

May 30th 2018, 1:41 PM 20,985 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Apr 16th 2018, 10:34 AM 8,067 Views 26 Comments

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

Amy Huberman's tweet about #BreadGate is being turned into an actual t-shirt for charity
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Amy Huberman's tweet about #BreadGate is being turned into an actual t-shirt for charity

Mar 4th 2018, 10:19 AM 7,430 Views 4 Comments

All profits are going to Focus Ireland.

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

Feb 28th 2018, 7:00 PM 61,490 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Jan 17th 2018, 6:00 AM 21,608 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Dec 28th 2017, 12:57 PM 8,954 Views 29 Comments

3,333 children were homeless in Ireland in November.

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

Dec 11th 2017, 5:13 PM 30,086 Views 48 Comments

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

Number of homeless children in Ireland passes 3,000
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Number of homeless children in Ireland passes 3,000

Sep 29th 2017, 12:04 PM 9,746 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Sep 17th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,710 Views 31 Comments

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

Everyone is talking about this powerful ad on youth homelessness in Ireland that played during Gogglebox
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# Lucy's Story

Everyone is talking about this powerful ad on youth homelessness in Ireland that played during Gogglebox

Sep 14th 2017, 10:21 AM 11,091 Views 2 Comments

It was given a full ad break.

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

Aug 9th 2017, 10:13 AM 12,361 Views 113 Comments

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

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