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'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 12,363 Views 113 Comments

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

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

Jun 24th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,485 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Jun 22nd 2017, 2:13 PM 9,342 Views 69 Comments

The Housing Minister made the announcement today.

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

May 25th 2017, 9:22 AM 18,946 Views 93 Comments

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

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

Apr 20th 2017, 6:45 AM 53,508 Views 74 Comments

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

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

Apr 17th 2017, 9:49 AM 20,010 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Apr 16th 2017, 7:30 AM 16,309 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2017, 9:55 PM 12,101 Views 59 Comments

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

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

Feb 16th 2017, 7:26 AM 11,102 Views 40 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 28th 2017, 6:45 AM 28,012 Views 23 Comments

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

Ireland's homeless figure has just passed 7,000 for the first time
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# Out Of Control

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

Jan 26th 2017, 8:05 AM 17,388 Views 86 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 13th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,154 Views 18 Comments

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
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# Festive Fiction Finding

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

Dec 21st 2016, 11:33 AM 4,293 Views 2 Comments

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

Hundreds of Irish people came together to write this beautiful poem about our little country
# Ireland Is...
# Ireland Is...

Hundreds of Irish people came together to write this beautiful poem about our little country

Dec 20th 2016, 11:15 AM 5,694 Views 0 Comments

It’d bring a tear to a glass eye.

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

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

Dec 18th 2016, 6:00 AM 10,534 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 17th 2016, 9:17 AM 18,361 Views 40 Comments

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

Homeless families can now get 25 hours of free childcare
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# Under 5s

Homeless families can now get 25 hours of free childcare

Dec 15th 2016, 12:30 PM 9,650 Views 19 Comments

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

The vow to end homelessness by Christmas? Not going to happen
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# Homeless Ireland 2016

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

Dec 1st 2016, 7:45 AM 11,868 Views 71 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 30th 2016, 8:30 PM 11,536 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Nov 30th 2016, 12:25 PM 7,448 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 29th 2016, 4:20 PM 50,222 Views 40 Comments

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

So here it is: Christmas FM returns to the airwaves
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# Festive Tunes

So here it is: Christmas FM returns to the airwaves

Nov 28th 2016, 11:33 AM 21,593 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Nov 27th 2016, 8:15 PM 34,600 Views 95 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 26th 2016, 8:15 PM 40,555 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:47 PM 13,214 Views 86 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 2nd 2016, 8:32 PM 10,519 Views 65 Comments

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

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

Sep 1st 2016, 8:59 AM 17,393 Views 23 Comments

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

Nearly 100 families became homeless in Dublin in July
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Nearly 100 families became homeless in Dublin in July

Aug 22nd 2016, 4:26 PM 9,781 Views 53 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 24th 2016, 10:15 AM 10,708 Views 33 Comments

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

Gardaí arrive as residents protest closure of homeless hostel
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# John's Lane West

Gardaí arrive as residents protest closure of homeless hostel

Jul 4th 2016, 12:55 PM 22,278 Views 37 Comments

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

600 children became homeless in Dublin so far this year
# Getting Worse
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# Getting Worse

600 children became homeless in Dublin so far this year

Apr 13th 2016, 5:30 PM 9,646 Views 149 Comments

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

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

Mar 31st 2016, 10:02 PM 16,321 Views 102 Comments

Minister Alan Kelly convened his third homelessness forum today.

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

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

Mar 20th 2016, 12:10 PM 23,585 Views 53 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 18th 2016, 7:54 PM 13,626 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Dec 22nd 2015, 8:57 AM 6,706 Views 57 Comments

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

The first modular homes are being fast-tracked to be in place by Christmas
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# Prefabs

The first modular homes are being fast-tracked to be in place by Christmas

Oct 21st 2015, 1:21 PM 24,880 Views 110 Comments

But where will they be put?

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

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

Aug 24th 2015, 8:36 AM 13,256 Views 70 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 12th 2015, 3:00 PM 23,475 Views 136 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 11th 2015, 12:50 PM 30,419 Views 226 Comments

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

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

May 9th 2015, 9:00 PM 33,329 Views 90 Comments

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