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# focus-ireland - Friday 26 February, 2021

Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Progress made in reducing homeless figures at start of pandemic now being eroded, charities say

Feb 26th 2021, 3:19 PM 7,457 Views 13 Comments

The latest figures show that there were 8,313 men, women and children in emergency accommodation in January.

# focus-ireland - Friday 30 October, 2020

Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Slight drop in latest homeless figures, charities raise 'grave concerns' over recent deaths

Oct 30th 2020, 5:48 PM 16,435 Views 9 Comments

The number of families accessing emergency accommodation has increased to 1,128.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'I got a call from Focus Ireland inviting me to view an apartment ... it felt like heaven'

Sep 29th 2020, 6:45 PM 23,074 Views 14 Comments

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2019 this morning

# focus-ireland - Friday 25 September, 2020

Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

Homeless charities demand action in the Budget as latest figures show 8,700 in emergency accommodation

Sep 25th 2020, 3:38 PM 11,047 Views 14 Comments

The figures dropped slightly last month compared to July.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Focus Ireland ordered to pay €22,000 to 68-year-old 'humiliated' mediator for unlawfully retiring him
# WRC
# WRC

Focus Ireland ordered to pay €22,000 to 68-year-old 'humiliated' mediator for unlawfully retiring him

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:08 PM 40,971 Views 28 Comments

Baneham found that McGrath’s role with Focus Ireland “was ended through unlawful and less favourable treatment because of his age”.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless
# Big Rebel Sleep Out
# Big Rebel Sleep Out

Cork people asked to sleep in their gardens this weekend to raise funds for the homeless

Apr 21st 2020, 6:10 AM 13,176 Views 11 Comments

The event is due to take place this Saturday.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'There are no longer physical visits': New challenges for homeless families during coronavirus outbreak

Mar 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,046 Views 8 Comments

Homeless services and local councils have been working to prepare for the spread of Covid-19.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

'We were in crisis before coronavirus': Housing charities set aside rooms for homeless people who need to self-isolate
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'We were in crisis before coronavirus': Housing charities set aside rooms for homeless people who need to self-isolate

Mar 11th 2020, 6:05 AM 13,974 Views 28 Comments

Homeless charities are preparing for Covid-19.

# focus-ireland - Friday 17 January, 2020

Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Opinion: The two homeless tragedies this week mean the Irish electorate is alert to this issue

Jan 17th 2020, 6:45 AM 12,383 Views 37 Comments

There are votes out there for politicians with ambitious and credible plans on housing, writes Focus Ireland’s Mike Allen

# focus-ireland - Sunday 17 November, 2019

'Babies are being born homeless': Charity demands action from government on child homelessness
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Babies are being born homeless': Charity demands action from government on child homelessness

Nov 17th 2019, 4:09 PM 18,528 Views 98 Comments

Focus Ireland launched an urgent Christmas appeal today.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 31 October, 2019

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'This must end': Homelessness figures reach over 10,000 for eighth consecutive month

Oct 31st 2019, 2:18 PM 13,545 Views 72 Comments

10,397 people were in emergency accommodation in Ireland in September.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 5 September, 2019

'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal'
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

'They told me I was getting a home ... it was real surreal'

Sep 5th 2019, 1:15 PM 16,028 Views 26 Comments

Focus Ireland launched its annual report for 2018 this morning.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Landlords selling a private rental property one of the main drivers of family homelessness in Dublin

Jun 13th 2019, 7:21 AM 27,909 Views 158 Comments

The research from homeless charity Focus Ireland examines family homelessness in Dublin.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Opinion: 10% of homeless families have been made homeless for a second time
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 10% of homeless families have been made homeless for a second time

May 8th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,727 Views 24 Comments

Families exiting homelessness are increasingly accommodated in the private rental sector. But if the landlord decides to sell up – the family becomes homeless again, writes Wayne Stanley.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes

May 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 56,729 Views 59 Comments

5,500 people have turned down social housing since 2016.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'We have very different values': Focus official hits back at Skehan's comments that homelessness is 'normal'

Jan 15th 2019, 7:58 AM 16,735 Views 46 Comments

Mike Allen appeared on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Former top housing official claims homelessness in Ireland is 'normal'

Updated Jan 8th 2019, 10:33 AM 62,926 Views 177 Comments

Former chair of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan made his comments on RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live last night.

# focus-ireland - Friday 14 December, 2018

"We live in a time where a song's lyrics upsets us more than our own people living on the streets"
# Baby It's Cold Outside
From The Daily Edge
# Baby It's Cold Outside

"We live in a time where a song's lyrics upsets us more than our own people living on the streets"

Dec 14th 2018, 5:35 PM 3,651 Views 3 Comments

A Cork man has made an eye opening video about homelessness.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 13 December, 2018

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families

Dec 13th 2018, 4:55 PM 21,953 Views 36 Comments

A new report looks into the experiences of new families with young parents.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 29 November, 2018

The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month
# Homeless Figures
# Homeless Figures

The number of homeless adults in Ireland has risen by 130 in the space of a month

Nov 29th 2018, 1:00 PM 11,996 Views 49 Comments

There are now collectively 9,724 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 25 October, 2018

The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it
# Housing First
# Housing First

The government is trying to reduce chronic homelessness ... Here's how Finland ended it

Oct 25th 2018, 6:01 AM 28,011 Views 45 Comments

Finland provides a positive example of what can be done to end long-term homelessness.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Homeless figures remain below 10,000 ... but government says more categorisation issues identified

Sep 27th 2018, 5:05 PM 15,054 Views 60 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Mother and one-year-old child walk streets waiting to hear about accommodation for the night

Sep 6th 2018, 12:05 AM 41,236 Views 127 Comments

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
# Department Of Housing
# Department Of Housing

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

Jul 24th 2018, 4:02 PM 16,238 Views 101 Comments

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'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'Before they came into my life, I faced closed doors - now the only closed door I face is my own'

Updated Jul 12th 2018, 1:32 PM 14,356 Views 16 Comments

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
# Politics And Society
# Politics And Society

Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it

Jun 20th 2018, 7:48 PM 51,728 Views 45 Comments

A tweet from Leo Varadkar featured on the first ever exam.

'A communications strategy': Report criticised for recommending a stop to monthly homeless figures
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'A communications strategy': Report criticised for recommending a stop to monthly homeless figures

Jun 20th 2018, 10:45 AM 6,491 Views 45 Comments

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'
# Hidden Homelessness
# Hidden Homelessness

'We come across kids who are exhausted... situations where toilet training has been almost impossible'

May 30th 2018, 1:41 PM 20,984 Views 28 Comments

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
# Campaign
# Campaign

'It's shameful': Focus Ireland calls for urgent action to support elderly homeless people

Apr 16th 2018, 10:34 AM 8,058 Views 26 Comments

There were 119 people over the age of 65 homeless in Ireland in February.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 4 March, 2018

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

Amy Huberman's tweet about #BreadGate is being turned into an actual t-shirt for charity

Mar 4th 2018, 10:19 AM 7,415 Views 4 Comments

All profits are going to Focus Ireland.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Here's what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight
# Shelter
# Shelter

Here's what to do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough tonight

Feb 28th 2018, 7:00 PM 61,469 Views 22 Comments

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?
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Is handing out free food and clothes to homeless people really the best way to help them?

Jan 17th 2018, 6:00 AM 21,414 Views 49 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Dec 28th 2017, 12:57 PM 8,943 Views 29 Comments

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
# Focus Ireland

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children'

Dec 11th 2017, 5:13 PM 30,069 Views 48 Comments

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
# Record Levels
# Record Levels

Number of homeless children in Ireland passes 3,000

Sep 29th 2017, 12:04 PM 9,735 Views 60 Comments

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
# Conflict
# Conflict

Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them

Sep 17th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,693 Views 30 Comments

The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 14 September, 2017

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

Everyone is talking about this powerful ad on youth homelessness in Ireland that played during Gogglebox

Sep 14th 2017, 10:21 AM 11,075 Views 2 Comments

It was given a full ad break.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'A loss of dignity': Homeless children are living on takeaways and dining on the floor
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

'A loss of dignity': Homeless children are living on takeaways and dining on the floor

Aug 9th 2017, 10:13 AM 12,339 Views 113 Comments

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
# Homes Or Hubs
# Homes Or Hubs

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 7,471 Views 27 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Jun 22nd 2017, 2:13 PM 9,337 Views 69 Comments

The Housing Minister made the announcement today.

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