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#Focus Ireland

# focus-ireland - Monday 13 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 13th 2015, 1:52 PM 19,767 Views 39 Comments

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

# focus-ireland - Monday 29 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 10,482 Views 2 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Nov 22nd 2014, 10:11 AM 7,350 Views 38 Comments

The latest count recorded 168 people sleeping rough.

# focus-ireland - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Charity says 100 children became homeless in Dublin last month
# On The Streets
# On The Streets

Charity says 100 children became homeless in Dublin last month

Nov 15th 2014, 11:10 AM 9,146 Views 49 Comments

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'
# PRTB
# PRTB

Rental market report 'offers absolutely nothing for tenants'

Oct 24th 2014, 8:36 PM 11,327 Views 61 Comments

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'
# Focus Ireland Sleep Out
# Focus Ireland Sleep Out

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

Oct 19th 2014, 5:37 PM 11,688 Views 16 Comments

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
# Pressure
# Pressure

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

Oct 12th 2014, 5:22 PM 7,292 Views 5 Comments

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
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

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

Oct 10th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,068 Views 9 Comments

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'
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

€500m needed to tackle homelessness as 'ten children a week lose their home'

Oct 5th 2014, 7:49 PM 9,928 Views 32 Comments

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?
# Homeless Ireland
# Homeless Ireland

So just what is the government doing about homelessness?

Oct 2nd 2014, 7:30 AM 9,256 Views 8 Comments

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?
# Homeless Ireland
# Homeless Ireland

What causes people to become homeless in Ireland?

Oct 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 19,753 Views 5 Comments

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
# Grilled
# Grilled

"Are you a control freak?" - Enda Kenny answers tough questions from the Moone Boy kid

Sep 5th 2014, 6:45 AM 16,796 Views 45 Comments

Did you ever flush your sandwiches down the toilet, Taoiseach? Well, did you?

# focus-ireland - Monday 11 August, 2014

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

Have you and your fittest friends got what it takes for the No Limits Gym Challenge?

Aug 11th 2014, 6:45 PM 5,841 Views 1 Comment

Go on, for charity.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

39 families were made homeless in July in Dublin alone
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

39 families were made homeless in July in Dublin alone

Aug 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 9,432 Views 47 Comments

Focus Ireland say that many are losing homes because of the failure of the rent supplement scheme.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

'The government needs to act now': Demand for homeless service up 25%
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

'The government needs to act now': Demand for homeless service up 25%

Jul 23rd 2014, 8:09 AM 4,225 Views 39 Comments

Focus Ireland helped 10,000 people last year who were on the streets or at risk of becoming homeless.

# focus-ireland - Monday 14 July, 2014

One family a day is becoming homeless in Dublin
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

One family a day is becoming homeless in Dublin

Jul 14th 2014, 5:45 PM 11,801 Views 48 Comments

Focus Ireland said that there has been a “stark increase” in the number of families becoming homeless in the last 18 months.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Children in State care being 'placed in danger of abuse and exploitation'
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

Children in State care being 'placed in danger of abuse and exploitation'

Jun 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 6,031 Views 21 Comments

There are concerns about the lack of supports for both children in care and those who have left State care on turning 18.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Dozens of climbers scale four Irish peaks in one weekend
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

Dozens of climbers scale four Irish peaks in one weekend

Jun 8th 2014, 2:33 PM 15,540 Views 19 Comments

The event was in support of homelessness charity Focus Ireland.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Oxfam, Focus and Garda Trust all benefit from €2m 'Poor Box' fund
# Courts Service
# Courts Service

Oxfam, Focus and Garda Trust all benefit from €2m 'Poor Box' fund

Jan 21st 2014, 12:20 PM 5,272 Views 12 Comments

The ‘Poor Box’ option can be used by judges for a variety of reasons, including cases where a conviction might be inappropriate or adversely affect employment.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Running tally tops €100k as Belvedere lads brave freezing temperatures for charity
# Sleep Out
# Sleep Out

Running tally tops €100k as Belvedere lads brave freezing temperatures for charity

Dec 24th 2013, 1:04 PM 8,607 Views 15 Comments

The students have been braving driving rain, high winds and 3am ‘Coppers’ crowds to raise cash for three homeless charities.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has doubled - charity
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has doubled - charity

Dec 8th 2013, 3:02 PM 7,989 Views 51 Comments

Sixteen families are now losing their homes in the capital every month, according to Focus Ireland.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

NAMA says it has been the most 'proactive' in providing social housing
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

NAMA says it has been the most 'proactive' in providing social housing

Nov 27th 2013, 1:27 PM 5,100 Views 18 Comments

The asset management agency took umbrage at Focus Ireland’s suggestion this morning that it could not access its properties.

Taoiseach: Name a predecessor of mine who took time to talk to homeless people?
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach: Name a predecessor of mine who took time to talk to homeless people?

Nov 27th 2013, 12:51 PM 8,368 Views 49 Comments

Enda Kenny hit back at criticism of the government’s policy in relation to homelessness during Leaders’ Questions this morning.

16 families becoming homeless every month in Dublin
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

16 families becoming homeless every month in Dublin

Nov 27th 2013, 7:20 AM 8,494 Views 22 Comments

Focus Ireland has said a worrying number of families are losing their homes. The charity has helped more than 9,000 homeless – or at risk of being homeless – people so far this year.

# focus-ireland - Saturday 19 October, 2013

70 business leaders sleep rough to raise money for homelessness
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

70 business leaders sleep rough to raise money for homelessness

Oct 19th 2013, 5:06 PM 16,278 Views 28 Comments

Each of the people braving the elements last night raised €5,000 for Focus Ireland.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing

Oct 13th 2013, 3:25 PM 4,442 Views 57 Comments

Focus Ireland said the number of families becoming homeless every month in Dublin has recently doubled from 8 to 16 families every month.

# focus-ireland - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Concern about NAMA handing over properties it can't sell for social housing
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Concern about NAMA handing over properties it can't sell for social housing

Sep 19th 2013, 2:44 PM 9,732 Views 84 Comments

Focus Ireland has said that there is a feeling that NAMA tries to sell off property and if they can’t, it is then proposed as social housing, though many of the agency’s properties are not suitable.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts'
# Austerity
# Austerity

Charities speaking in Leinster House have a bottom line: 'No more cuts'

Sep 11th 2013, 1:11 PM 4,947 Views 46 Comments

Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay says that policy makers seem to ‘regard children as being the cause for the mess we’re in’.

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

New infographic shows extent of homeless problem in Dublin area
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

New infographic shows extent of homeless problem in Dublin area

Aug 21st 2013, 3:13 PM 9,486 Views 46 Comments

The stats have been compiled based on the ‘Pathway to Home’ system, which includes figures from groups like Focus Ireland and the Peter McVerry Trust.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Radical initiative see charities leasing flats for homeless in Cork
# Homeless
# Homeless

Radical initiative see charities leasing flats for homeless in Cork

Dec 18th 2012, 7:25 AM 6,451 Views 31 Comments

The plan will enable people to move on from homelessness to suitable and affordable housing – as well as ensuring others will not have to sleep on the streets.

# focus-ireland - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Cuts to rent supplement 'forcing people to become homeless'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Cuts to rent supplement 'forcing people to become homeless'

Nov 6th 2012, 12:02 PM 11,529 Views 121 Comments

Focus Ireland says successive cuts to rent supplement limits are forcing people into such debt that they’re becoming homeless.

# focus-ireland - Friday 21 September, 2012

Column: With so many empty houses, why are people still homeless?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: With so many empty houses, why are people still homeless?

Sep 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 534 Views 72 Comments

Almost 4,000 people are homeless in Ireland. Joyce Loughnan of Focus Ireland outlines what we need to do.

# focus-ireland - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Running on empty: The light at the end of the (Port) Tunnel
# Tunnel Running
# Tunnel Running

Running on empty: The light at the end of the (Port) Tunnel

Aug 11th 2012, 12:00 PM 8,263 Views 2 Comments

Running long distances can be hard at the best of times. One way to make it even harder is to include a tunnel section.

# focus-ireland - Monday 27 February, 2012

Lack of housing provision 'is keeping hundreds homeless'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Lack of housing provision 'is keeping hundreds homeless'

Feb 27th 2012, 11:44 AM 2,085 Views 8 Comments

An official review shows very few homeless people are moving on into long-term accommodation, according to reports.

# focus-ireland - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Jingle all the way: Christmas FM raises record figure for homeless
# Festive Cheer
From The Daily Edge
# Festive Cheer

Jingle all the way: Christmas FM raises record figure for homeless

Jan 22nd 2012, 1:57 PM 3,121 Views 2 Comments

Listeners donated €116,749 to the radio station – who knew listening to Christmas music could be so good for us?

# focus-ireland - Friday 23 December, 2011

Uncomfortable Sleeping Position of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Uncomfortable Sleeping Position of the Day

Dec 23rd 2011, 3:31 PM 3,656 Views 1 Comment

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