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#Focus Ireland

From TheJournal.ie Dean of Christ Church Cathedral to ‘sleep rough’ next week Focus Ireland

Dean of Christ Church Cathedral to ‘sleep rough’ next week

It’s to shine a light on homelessness in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie €500m needed to tackle homelessness as 'ten children a week lose their home' Budget 2015

€500m needed to tackle homelessness as 'ten children a week lose their home'

Focus Ireland is calling for an ‘immediate’ increase in rent supplement in Budget 2015.

From TheJournal.ie So just what is the government doing about homelessness? Homeless Ireland

So just what is the government doing about homelessness?

The coalition has committed to ending long term homelessness by 2016. But we’ve been here before…

From TheJournal.ie What causes people to become homeless in Ireland? Homeless Ireland

What causes people to become homeless in Ireland?

How well do we understand the reasons?

From TheJournal.ie "Are you a control freak?" - Enda Kenny answers tough questions from the Moone Boy kid Grilled

"Are you a control freak?" - Enda Kenny answers tough questions from the Moone Boy kid

Did you ever flush your sandwiches down the toilet, Taoiseach? Well, did you?

From The42 Have you and your fittest friends got what it takes for the No Limits Gym Challenge? Go The Distance
From TheJournal.ie 39 families were made homeless in July in Dublin alone Homelessness

39 families were made homeless in July in Dublin alone

Focus Ireland say that many are losing homes because of the failure of the rent supplement scheme.

From TheJournal.ie 'The government needs to act now': Demand for homeless service up 25% Homeless Crisis

'The government needs to act now': Demand for homeless service up 25%

Focus Ireland helped 10,000 people last year who were on the streets or at risk of becoming homeless.

From TheJournal.ie One family a day is becoming homeless in Dublin Focus Ireland

One family a day is becoming homeless in Dublin

Focus Ireland said that there has been a “stark increase” in the number of families becoming homeless in the last 18 months.

From TheJournal.ie Children in State care being 'placed in danger of abuse and exploitation' Vulnerable

Children in State care being 'placed in danger of abuse and exploitation'

There are concerns about the lack of supports for both children in care and those who have left State care on turning 18.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of climbers scale four Irish peaks in one weekend Focus Ireland

Dozens of climbers scale four Irish peaks in one weekend

The event was in support of homelessness charity Focus Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Oxfam, Focus and Garda Trust all benefit from €2m 'Poor Box' fund Courts Service

Oxfam, Focus and Garda Trust all benefit from €2m 'Poor Box' fund

The ‘Poor Box’ option can be used by judges for a variety of reasons, including cases where a conviction might be inappropriate or adversely affect employment.

From TheJournal.ie Running tally tops €100k as Belvedere lads brave freezing temperatures for charity Sleep Out

Running tally tops €100k as Belvedere lads brave freezing temperatures for charity

The students have been braving driving rain, high winds and 3am ‘Coppers’ crowds to raise cash for three homeless charities.

From TheJournal.ie Number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has doubled - charity Homelessness

Number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has doubled - charity

Sixteen families are now losing their homes in the capital every month, according to Focus Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie NAMA says it has been the most 'proactive' in providing social housing Homelessness

NAMA says it has been the most 'proactive' in providing social housing

The asset management agency took umbrage at Focus Ireland’s suggestion this morning that it could not access its properties.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: Name a predecessor of mine who took time to talk to homeless people? Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach: Name a predecessor of mine who took time to talk to homeless people?

Enda Kenny hit back at criticism of the government’s policy in relation to homelessness during Leaders’ Questions this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 16 families becoming homeless every month in Dublin Homelessness

16 families becoming homeless every month in Dublin

Focus Ireland has said a worrying number of families are losing their homes. The charity has helped more than 9,000 homeless – or at risk of being homeless – people so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie 70 business leaders sleep rough to raise money for homelessness Homelessness

70 business leaders sleep rough to raise money for homelessness

Each of the people braving the elements last night raised €5,000 for Focus Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing Homelessness

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing

Focus Ireland said the number of families becoming homeless every month in Dublin has recently doubled from 8 to 16 families every month.

From TheJournal.ie Concern about NAMA handing over properties it can't sell for social housing Social Housing

Concern about NAMA handing over properties it can't sell for social housing

Focus Ireland has said that there is a feeling that NAMA tries to sell off property and if they can’t, it is then proposed as social housing, though many of the agency’s properties are not suitable.

From TheJournal.ie Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts' Austerity

Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts'

Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay says that policy makers seem to ‘regard children as being the cause for the mess we’re in’.

From TheJournal.ie New infographic shows extent of homeless problem in Dublin area Homelessness

New infographic shows extent of homeless problem in Dublin area

The stats have been compiled based on the ‘Pathway to Home’ system, which includes figures from groups like Focus Ireland and the Peter McVerry Trust.

From TheJournal.ie Radical initiative see charities leasing flats for homeless in Cork Homeless

Radical initiative see charities leasing flats for homeless in Cork

The plan will enable people to move on from homelessness to suitable and affordable housing – as well as ensuring others will not have to sleep on the streets.

From TheJournal.ie Cuts to rent supplement 'forcing people to become homeless' Homelessness

Cuts to rent supplement 'forcing people to become homeless'

Focus Ireland says successive cuts to rent supplement limits are forcing people into such debt that they’re becoming homeless.

From TheJournal.ie Column: With so many empty houses, why are people still homeless? Opinion

Column: With so many empty houses, why are people still homeless?

Almost 4,000 people are homeless in Ireland. Joyce Loughnan of Focus Ireland outlines what we need to do.

From TheJournal.ie Running on empty: The light at the end of the (Port) Tunnel Tunnel Running This post contains videos

Running on empty: The light at the end of the (Port) Tunnel

Running long distances can be hard at the best of times. One way to make it even harder is to include a tunnel section.

From TheJournal.ie Lack of housing provision 'is keeping hundreds homeless' Homelessness

Lack of housing provision 'is keeping hundreds homeless'

An official review shows very few homeless people are moving on into long-term accommodation, according to reports.

Jingle all the way: Christmas FM raises record figure for homeless

Listeners donated €116,749 to the radio station – who knew listening to Christmas music could be so good for us?

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