# rent-supplement - Sunday 5 October, 2014
Focus Ireland is calling for an ‘immediate’ increase in rent supplement in Budget 2015.
# rent-supplement - Wednesday 1 October, 2014
“It’s terrifying knowing I will be homeless in three months”
# rent-supplement - Wednesday 23 July, 2014
Focus Ireland helped 10,000 people last year who were on the streets or at risk of becoming homeless.
# rent-supplement - Sunday 6 July, 2014
Outside of Dublin, Wexford has the highest concentration.
# rent-supplement - Monday 16 June, 2014
The Department of Social Protection says the ban doesn’t affect those already in receipt of the payment.
# rent-supplement - Wednesday 11 June, 2014
Think tank the ESRI has found that for those who, on a “snapshot” basis, would be “better off on the dole” tend to choose employment instead.
# rent-supplement - Wednesday 26 February, 2014
Minister Burton told the family to ‘think anew about your family’s many needs’ and how they can be met within the housing market as it exists at the moment.
# rent-supplement - Friday 10 January, 2014
Tomas Ronan, from Kilcock, had refused to recognise the authority of the Private Residential Tenancies Board.
# rent-supplement - Wednesday 5 June, 2013
Joan Burton is changing the maximum rent limits for rent supplement, which will raise some limits but reduce many others.
# rent-supplement - Tuesday 6 November, 2012
Focus Ireland says successive cuts to rent supplement limits are forcing people into such debt that they’re becoming homeless.
# rent-supplement - Friday 21 September, 2012
Almost 4,000 people are homeless in Ireland. Joyce Loughnan of Focus Ireland outlines what we need to do.
# rent-supplement - Saturday 11 August, 2012
A Dublin TD is calling the situation a ‘scandal’.
# rent-supplement - Friday 27 July, 2012
Cuts to rent supplement are forcing people to make impossible choices, writes Bob Jordan of Threshold.
# rent-supplement - Friday 18 May, 2012
One in five children go to bed hungry, yet State safety nets are actually being taken away, writes Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.
# rent-supplement - Monday 16 January, 2012
The Irish Property Owners’ Association says planned cuts to rent supplement could also put mortgages into default.
# rent-supplement - Monday 5 December, 2011
There’s an unpleasant undercurrent in Ireland that distrusts people on state assistance, writes Lisa McInerney. But it’s short-sighted, unfair and snobbish.
# rent-supplement - Wednesday 30 November, 2011
Through rent supplement the Government pays for an enormous amount of housing, writes Ronan Lyons. So why isn’t it using that to our advantage?
# rent-supplement - Monday 29 August, 2011
Pressure grows for a general debt amnesty as new Central Bank figures show 7.2 per cent of mortgages to be in arrears.
The number of people receiving the Mortgage Interest Supplement is almost 2.5 times higher now than it was in 2008.