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#Focus Ireland

# 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.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

More than 1,000 children under 8 will be homeless this Christmas

There are more than 1,600 children living in emergency accommodation.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

# focus-ireland - Monday 24 August, 2015

Homeless charity hits back at politician saying it needs to 'step up to the plate'

Joanna Tuffy has criticised the Peter McVerry trust and and Focus Ireland for not doing enough to build housing.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

These two figures show why people are so worried about the Dublin crisis

Homeless outreach groups have been calling on the government to reconvene the Dáil to deal with the crisis.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Family with three children forced to sleep in Dublin park following eviction

The Romanian family were issued sleeping bags after being told there was no accommodation available.

# focus-ireland - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Pregnant woman and partner who have had to spend 12 hours a day on the streets

Christine and Paul became homeless while getting ready for the birth of their child.

# focus-ireland - Monday 13 April, 2015

Lord Mayor: No vote tonight on plan to house homeless in 'Love/Hate' flats

Focus Ireland is calling for Dublin councillors to support the renovation of O’Devaney Gardens.

# focus-ireland - Monday 29 December, 2014

From The42 'I'd been on the streets since I was 13... Football helped me to believe in myself' Interview

'I'd been on the streets since I was 13... Football helped me to believe in myself'

Thomas O’Dwyer and James Traynor of the Irish Homeless World Cup team chat to TheScore.ie about overcoming obstacles.

# focus-ireland - Saturday 22 November, 2014

'The crisis is deepening': Record number of rough sleepers in Dublin

The latest count recorded 168 people sleeping rough.

# focus-ireland - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Charity says 100 children became homeless in Dublin last month

Over 400 families have lost their homes in the county in the first ten months of this year.

# focus-ireland - Friday 24 October, 2014

Rental market report 'offers absolutely nothing for tenants'

A report yesterday suggested that rent controls would not help the rental market.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 19 October, 2014

'On my way home I saw 7 people sleeping rough - I'm lucky'

Business, community and political figures slept rough for one night in aid of Focus Ireland.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 12 October, 2014

More people at risk of losing their family home are seeking advice

3,588 people had sought advice from Focus Ireland in the first eight months of this year.

# focus-ireland - Friday 10 October, 2014

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

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

# focus-ireland - Sunday 5 October, 2014

€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.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 2 October, 2014

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…

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

What causes people to become homeless in Ireland?

How well do we understand the reasons?

# focus-ireland - Friday 5 September, 2014

"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?

# focus-ireland - Monday 11 August, 2014

From The42 Have you and your fittest friends got what it takes for the No Limits Gym Challenge? Go The Distance

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

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.