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#Focus Ireland

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

From TheJournal.ie 600 children became homeless in Dublin so far this year Getting Worse

600 children became homeless in Dublin so far this year

Focus Ireland has said at least three families are becoming newly homeless every day.

From TheJournal.ie 363 children became homeless in the first two months of this year Crisis

363 children became homeless in the first two months of this year

Minister Alan Kelly convened his third homelessness forum today.

From TheJournal.ie These are the five things Focus Ireland says will help end homelessness Record Numbers

These are the five things Focus Ireland says will help end homelessness

One in every three people who are homeless is a child.

From TheJournal.ie Bloodstained mattresses and rat infestation: just some of the complaints from homeless families to the council Emergency Accommodation

Bloodstained mattresses and rat infestation: just some of the complaints from homeless families to the council

Families also complained about cockroaches, anti-social behaviours and late night bars in their accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie More than 1,000 children under 8 will be homeless this Christmas Homeless

More than 1,000 children under 8 will be homeless this Christmas

There are more than 1,600 children living in emergency accommodation.

From TheJournal.ie The first modular homes are being fast-tracked to be in place by Christmas Prefabs
From TheJournal.ie Homeless charity hits back at politician saying it needs to 'step up to the plate' Joanna Tuffy

Homeless charity hits back at politician saying it needs to 'step up to the plate'

Joanna Tuffy has criticised the Peter McVerry trust and and Focus Ireland for not doing enough to build housing.

From TheJournal.ie These two figures show why people are so worried about the Dublin crisis Homeless Crisis

These two figures show why people are so worried about the Dublin crisis

Homeless outreach groups have been calling on the government to reconvene the Dáil to deal with the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Family with three children forced to sleep in Dublin park following eviction Awful

Family with three children forced to sleep in Dublin park following eviction

The Romanian family were issued sleeping bags after being told there was no accommodation available.

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant woman and partner who have had to spend 12 hours a day on the streets Homeless

Pregnant woman and partner who have had to spend 12 hours a day on the streets

Christine and Paul became homeless while getting ready for the birth of their child.

From TheJournal.ie Lord Mayor: No vote tonight on plan to house homeless in 'Love/Hate' flats O'Devaney Gardens

Lord Mayor: No vote tonight on plan to house homeless in 'Love/Hate' flats

Focus Ireland is calling for Dublin councillors to support the renovation of O’Devaney Gardens.

From The42 'I'd been on the streets since I was 13... Football helped me to believe in myself' Interview

'I'd been on the streets since I was 13... Football helped me to believe in myself'

Thomas O’Dwyer and James Traynor of the Irish Homeless World Cup team chat to TheScore.ie about overcoming obstacles.

From TheJournal.ie 'The crisis is deepening': Record number of rough sleepers in Dublin Dublin

'The crisis is deepening': Record number of rough sleepers in Dublin

The latest count recorded 168 people sleeping rough.

From TheJournal.ie Charity says 100 children became homeless in Dublin last month On The Streets

Charity says 100 children became homeless in Dublin last month

Over 400 families have lost their homes in the county in the first ten months of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Rental market report 'offers absolutely nothing for tenants' PRTB

Rental market report 'offers absolutely nothing for tenants'

A report yesterday suggested that rent controls would not help the rental market.

From TheJournal.ie 'On my way home I saw 7 people sleeping rough - I'm lucky' Focus Ireland Sleep Out

'On my way home I saw 7 people sleeping rough - I'm lucky'

Business, community and political figures slept rough for one night in aid of Focus Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie More people at risk of losing their family home are seeking advice Pressure

More people at risk of losing their family home are seeking advice

3,588 people had sought advice from Focus Ireland in the first eight months of this year.