Mike Allen

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Focus Ireland has called on the Minister to close a loophole that allows for residential eviction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Vacant properties in rural areas should be utilised as a solution to the homelessness crisis, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has said. (...)

Focus Ireland advocacy director Mike Allen said the current funding process for social housing is too slow and complex. Photograph: Eric Luke

Focus Ireland’s pre-budget submission said up-front funding delays are holding local authorities back from beginning social housing building projects.(...)

In Dublin the number of homeless children increased by 153, from 2,270 in June to 2,423. The number of homeless families in the capital grew by 63, from 1,115 to 1,178 since June. File photograph: iStockPhoto

There are now almost 3,000 homeless children across the State, among a total homeless population of 8,160 according to the latest figures. The data(...)

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer: ‘I’m one of the most popular guys in Ireland.’ Photograph: AP

Donald Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer has claimed to be “one of the most popular guys in Ireland” and said he was considering paid appeara(...)

The number of homeless children in all forms of emergency accommodation in Dublin during the week of July 24th-30th was 2,423.

July saw the biggest monthly increase in the number of homeless children in Dublin since January 2016, and second largest rise since the homelessness (...)

Fr Peter McVerry: suggests the Government is still in denial about the extent of the homelessness crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

Children aged four and younger are the largest single age group experiencing homelessness, according to figures from Census 2016. Five years earlier (...)

Families and children accounted for nearly half the total homeless population last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Census figures showing almost 7,000 people homeless last year highlight the urgent need for a national affordable housing scheme, according to Labour (...)

Dublin is home to more than 20,000  vacant houses.

Just seven Dublin property owners have applied for grants of up to €40,000 to allow their rundown vacant houses be refurbished for homeless families. (...)

The Government has set aside €140 million to secure 3,500 of the State’s 183,000 vacant homes for social housing by 2021 under its Repair and Leasing scheme. File photograph: Getty Images

Housing charities tasked with finding vacant properties which could be refurbished for social housing have said property owners have shown “no interes(...)

Mike Allen, director of advocacy at Focus Ireland, said the report reflected the “enormous difficulties faced by the over 1,000 families that are homeless”.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The health of homeless children in emergency accommodation is deteriorating, with families living off takeaway food and eating meals on their beds or (...)

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