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#Focus Ireland

# focus-ireland - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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

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 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'

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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'

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?

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

# focus-ireland - Sunday 22 January, 2012

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

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

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

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

Uncomfortable Sleeping Position of the Day

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