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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Focus Ireland

All time
# getting worse
600 children became homeless in Dublin so far this year
Focus Ireland has said at least three families are becoming newly homeless every day.
# crisis
363 children became homeless in the first two months of this year
Minister Alan Kelly convened his third homelessness forum today.
# record numbers
These are the five things Focus Ireland says will help end homelessness
One in every three people who are homeless is a child.
# Emergency Accommodation
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.
# Homeless
More than 1,000 children under 8 will be homeless this Christmas
There are more than 1,600 children living in emergency accommodation.
# Prefabs
The first modular homes are being fast-tracked to be in place by Christmas
But where will they be put?
# Joanna Tuffy
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.
# homeless crisis
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.
# awful
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.
# Homeless
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.
# O'Devaney Gardens
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.
# 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 about overcoming obstacles.
# Dublin
'The crisis is deepening': Record number of rough sleepers in Dublin
The latest count recorded 168 people sleeping rough.
# on the streets
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.
Rental market report 'offers absolutely nothing for tenants'
A report yesterday suggested that rent controls would not help the rental market.
# focus ireland sleep out
'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.
# Pressure
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
Dean of Christ Church Cathedral to ‘sleep rough’ next week
It’s to shine a light on homelessness in Ireland.
# budget 2015
€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.
# homeless ireland
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…
# homeless ireland
What causes people to become homeless in Ireland?
How well do we understand the reasons?
# grilled
"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?
# go the distance
Have you and your fittest friends got what it takes for the No Limits Gym Challenge?
Go on, for charity.
# Homelessness
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.
# homeless crisis
'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
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.
# Vulnerable
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
Dozens of climbers scale four Irish peaks in one weekend
The event was in support of homelessness charity Focus Ireland.
# Courts Service
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.
# sleep out
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.
# Homelessness
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.
# Homelessness
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.
# Leaders' Questions
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.
# Homelessness
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.
# Homelessness
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.
# Homelessness
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.
# Social Housing
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.
# Austerity
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’.
# Homelessness
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.
# Homeless
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.