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#Focus Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month Homeless Figures

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it Housing First

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified Homelessness

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mother and one-year-old child walk streets waiting to hear about accommodation for the night Homelessness

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Child homelessness rises 35% during Eoghan Murphy's first year in office Department Of Housing

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

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

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

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

Focus Ireland launched its 2017 annual report this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it Politics And Society

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'A communications strategy': Report criticised for recommending a stop to monthly homeless figures Homelessness

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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