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#Focus Ireland

# focus-ireland - Thursday 27 September, 2018

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.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 6 September, 2018

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.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

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

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

# focus-ireland - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'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.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

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.

'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.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'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.

# focus-ireland - Monday 16 April, 2018

'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.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 4 March, 2018

From The Daily Edge Amy Huberman's tweet about #BreadGate is being turned into an actual t-shirt for charity Born And Bread

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

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.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

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?

# focus-ireland - Thursday 28 December, 2017

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

3,333 children were homeless in Ireland in November.

# focus-ireland - Monday 11 December, 2017

'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.

# focus-ireland - Friday 29 September, 2017

Number of homeless children in Ireland passes 3,000

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

# focus-ireland - Sunday 17 September, 2017

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.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 14 September, 2017

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

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'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.

# focus-ireland - Saturday 24 June, 2017

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.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 22 June, 2017

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

The Housing Minister made the announcement today.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 25 May, 2017

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.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 20 April, 2017

'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.

# focus-ireland - Monday 17 April, 2017

'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.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 16 April, 2017

'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.

# focus-ireland - Monday 20 February, 2017

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

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

# focus-ireland - Thursday 16 February, 2017

'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.

# focus-ireland - Saturday 28 January, 2017

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.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 26 January, 2017

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”.

# focus-ireland - Friday 13 January, 2017

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.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge Trinity students are hiding books all around Dublin in a bid to raise money for the homeless Festive Fiction Finding

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.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge Hundreds of Irish people came together to write this beautiful poem about our little country Ireland Is...

# focus-ireland - Sunday 18 December, 2016

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.

# focus-ireland - Saturday 17 December, 2016

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.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Homeless families can now get 25 hours of free childcare

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

# focus-ireland - Thursday 1 December, 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.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'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.

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.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

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.

# focus-ireland - Monday 28 November, 2016

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.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'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.

# focus-ireland - Saturday 26 November, 2016

"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?

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