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Michelle O’Brien pictured with her children Tommy, Jamie and Joey at her emergency accommodation in Banagher, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Child homelessness in the midlands more than tripled in two years, while the cost of providing emergency accommodation in the region is on course to e(...)

The needs of homeless families and children are so compelling that a special effort is essential to provide them with reliable accommodation. Photo: Tom Honan

The number of homeless families can be expected to rise during the next four years, until the number of new homes being built meets demand, according (...)

Body & Soul Music and Arts Festival has announced the full stage times for its 10th Aniversary celebration of the summer solstice which kicks off (...)

Mike Allen, head of advocacy with Focus Ireland, said 20 to 25 families a week in Dublin were becoming homeless for  reasons including that the landlord was selling or  the property was being repossessed. File photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Over half of homeless families looking for a home in the private rented sector got no reply from landlords when they said they were dependent on the H(...)

One homeless young woman told researchers shame around her experience makes her ‘want to be invisible’

Young people are one of the most vulnerable groups experiencing homelessness in Ireland. Since 2014, the number of 18 to 24 year olds homeless has dou(...)

Pat Dennigan, CEO Focus Ireland, and Catherine O’Kelly, managing director, Bord Gáis Energy, at the launch of Shine A Light

Bord Gáis Energy has announced an extension of its partnership with homeless charity, Focus Ireland to sponsor its annual fundraising initiative – Shi(...)

Bord Gáis Energy managing director Catherine O’Kelly: “We want to be as competitive as we can be, because it is a truly competitive market out there in Ireland on price.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Catherine O’Kelly confesses that she loves energy. It captivated her when she was studying politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford. “I knew I wan(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy at Focus Ireland’s official opening of its John’s Lane West housing development. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Guests at an event in Dublin’s Marker Hotel last Friday were left bitterly disappointed when their guest of honour failed to attend. It was more than (...)

  Pat Dennigan of Focus Ireland, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy at the John’s Lane West  development of 31 mixed units. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has taken “very radical” steps to address the housing crisis over the past three years, according to Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: claimed Fine Gael has failed on housing. Photograph: Tom Honan

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused the Government of conducting a social experiment to turn Ireland away from a nation of home-owners to a (...)

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