Mike Allen

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There were 10,173 adults and children in emergency accommodation in June

The sense of panic about homelessness in Ireland is gone, according to the director of advocacy with Focus Ireland. Mike Allen has said the fact hom(...)

National homeless figures for June show that 6,497 adults and 3,675 children are in emergency accommodation

The number of homeless people in the Republic has dropped, however the figure remains above 10,000 for the fifth month in a row. The national homeles(...)

Homeless families in Dublin are to be given Leap cards allowing them free access to public transport for the month of August, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is to announce.

Homeless families in Dublin are to be given Leap cards allowing them free access to public transport for the month of August, Minister for Housing Eog(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Since February 2019 the figures show an increase of 41 in the total number of homeless, of whom 37 were children, setting a new record level. Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of advocacy at homeless charity Focus Ireland has called on the Minister for Housing to look at the right to a home provision in the Constitu(...)

Landlord looking to sell must enter into a contract for sale within nine months of the termination of the tenancy. If they do not, the property must be re-let to a former tenant.File Photo: Yui Mok/PA

The vast majority of landlords evicting tenants on the basis they are selling their properties are genuine, one of the country’s leading homelessness (...)

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan: his comments were described as ‘deeply depressing’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of families entering emergency accommodation in Dublin dropped last year, following the decision to stop giving homeless families priority (...)

Focus Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Homeless children expressing suicidal and self-harming thoughts, and hundreds more experiencing “deep trauma”, have no child-support services, a senio(...)

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