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Dublin: 9 °C Tuesday 23 January, 2018

#Focus Ireland

# 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?

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

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.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

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.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 1 September, 2016

"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.

# focus-ireland - Monday 22 August, 2016

Nearly 100 families became homeless in Dublin in July

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

# focus-ireland - Sunday 24 July, 2016

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?

# focus-ireland - Monday 4 July, 2016

Gardaí arrive as residents protest closure of homeless hostel

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

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

600 children became homeless in Dublin so far this year

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

# focus-ireland - Thursday 31 March, 2016

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

Minister Alan Kelly convened his third homelessness forum today.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 20 March, 2016

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

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

# focus-ireland - Monday 18 January, 2016

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.

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