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#Focus Ireland

# 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 12,364 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 7,485 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 9,342 Views 69 Comments

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?
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Explainer: How does a homeless family end up having to present at a Garda station for shelter?

May 25th 2017, 9:22 AM 18,947 Views 93 Comments

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
# Homeless In Dublin
# Homeless In Dublin

'My life is being ruined': Young homeless woman living in a tent on the Grand Canal

Apr 20th 2017, 6:45 AM 53,509 Views 74 Comments

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
# System Failure
# System Failure

'I felt so alone and afraid': Out of the care system and straight into homelessness

Apr 17th 2017, 9:49 AM 20,010 Views 24 Comments

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?
# Family Hubs
# Family Hubs

'We have our own beds now': Will family hubs be able to replace hotels for homeless families?

Apr 16th 2017, 7:30 AM 16,310 Views 20 Comments

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
# Crisis
# Crisis

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

Feb 20th 2017, 9:55 PM 12,101 Views 59 Comments

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
# Insecure
# Insecure

'Insecure in their homes': A third of people struggle to pay the rent or mortgage every month

Feb 16th 2017, 7:26 AM 11,102 Views 40 Comments

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
# Housing First
# Housing First

Meet the team taking chronic rough sleepers off the streets of Dublin and giving them their own home

Jan 28th 2017, 6:45 AM 28,012 Views 23 Comments

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
# Out Of Control
# Out Of Control

Ireland's homeless figure has just passed 7,000 for the first time

Jan 26th 2017, 8:05 AM 17,390 Views 86 Comments

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?
# On The Streets
# On The Streets

What's being done to help people sleeping rough cope with this freezing cold weather?

Jan 13th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,154 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Trinity students are hiding books all around Dublin in a bid to raise money for the homeless

Dec 21st 2016, 11:33 AM 4,293 Views 2 Comments

Every one who finds a book is being encouraged to donate to Focus Ireland.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

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

Hundreds of Irish people came together to write this beautiful poem about our little country

Dec 20th 2016, 11:15 AM 5,694 Views 0 Comments

It’d bring a tear to a glass eye.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Over 2,500 children are homeless this Christmas - here's what's being done to help
# Homeless At Christmas
# Homeless At Christmas

Over 2,500 children are homeless this Christmas - here's what's being done to help

Dec 18th 2016, 6:00 AM 10,534 Views 42 Comments

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
# Home For Home
# Home For Home

Dragon's Den businessman sells home, raises €273,000 for homeless charities

Dec 17th 2016, 9:17 AM 18,363 Views 40 Comments

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
# Under 5s
# Under 5s

Homeless families can now get 25 hours of free childcare

Dec 15th 2016, 12:30 PM 9,651 Views 19 Comments

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
# Homeless Ireland 2016
# Homeless Ireland 2016

The vow to end homelessness by Christmas? Not going to happen

Dec 1st 2016, 7:45 AM 11,869 Views 71 Comments

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
# Sligo And Drogheda
# Sligo And Drogheda

'There will be people lying in doorways and parks this Christmas': Homelessness in regional towns

Nov 30th 2016, 8:30 PM 11,536 Views 40 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Number of rough sleepers on Dublin streets up 56% in last year

Nov 30th 2016, 12:25 PM 7,448 Views 36 Comments

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
# Home From Home
# Home From Home

Dragon’s Den businessman to sell Aran Islands home and donate funds to homeless charities

Nov 29th 2016, 4:20 PM 50,222 Views 40 Comments

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
# Festive Tunes
# Festive Tunes

So here it is: Christmas FM returns to the airwaves

Nov 28th 2016, 11:33 AM 21,593 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Families In Crisis
# Families In Crisis

'My son said to me we'll need to put up a Christmas tree this year... please God we'll have a house first'

Nov 27th 2016, 8:15 PM 34,600 Views 95 Comments

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
# Youth Homelessness

"I don't want to be 40 living in a tent waking up with a bottle of vodka beside me"

Nov 26th 2016, 8:15 PM 40,558 Views 57 Comments

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
# Sharp Increase
# Sharp Increase

Number of adults and children in homeless families in Dublin trebles in two years

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:47 PM 13,214 Views 86 Comments

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
# September
# September

Housing crisis: Number of homeless families in Dublin exceeds 1,000 mark

Nov 2nd 2016, 8:32 PM 10,519 Views 65 Comments

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"
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

"You had your whole life in a little bag and nothing to do and nowhere to go all day"

Sep 1st 2016, 8:59 AM 17,393 Views 23 Comments

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
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Nearly 100 families became homeless in Dublin in July

Aug 22nd 2016, 4:26 PM 9,782 Views 53 Comments

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?
# No More Rooms At The Inn
# No More Rooms At The Inn

Will the government really be able to stop using hotels to house the homeless by next year?

Jul 24th 2016, 10:15 AM 10,708 Views 33 Comments

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 West
# John's Lane West

Gardaí arrive as residents protest closure of homeless hostel

Jul 4th 2016, 12:55 PM 22,279 Views 37 Comments

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
# Getting Worse
# Getting Worse

600 children became homeless in Dublin so far this year

Apr 13th 2016, 5:30 PM 9,646 Views 149 Comments

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
# Crisis
# Crisis

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

Mar 31st 2016, 10:02 PM 16,321 Views 102 Comments

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
# Record Numbers
# Record Numbers

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

Mar 20th 2016, 12:10 PM 23,585 Views 53 Comments

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
# Emergency Accommodation
# Emergency Accommodation

Bloodstained mattresses and rat infestation: just some of the complaints from homeless families to the council

Jan 18th 2016, 7:54 PM 13,626 Views 17 Comments

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
# Homeless
# Homeless

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

Dec 22nd 2015, 8:57 AM 6,706 Views 57 Comments

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

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

The first modular homes are being fast-tracked to be in place by Christmas
# Prefabs
# Prefabs

The first modular homes are being fast-tracked to be in place by Christmas

Oct 21st 2015, 1:21 PM 24,880 Views 110 Comments

But where will they be put?

# focus-ireland - Monday 24 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 24th 2015, 8:36 AM 13,259 Views 70 Comments

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 Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

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

Aug 12th 2015, 3:00 PM 23,475 Views 136 Comments

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
# Awful
# Awful

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

Aug 11th 2015, 12:50 PM 30,422 Views 226 Comments

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
# Homeless
# Homeless

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

May 9th 2015, 9:00 PM 33,329 Views 90 Comments

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