Mike Allen

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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(...)

‘Family homelessness continued to grow at the same appalling rate after ‘homeless priority’ was removed as it did before,’ Mike Allen, director of advocacy at Focus Ireland has said.

The number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has continued to rise despite the abolition of a “housing priority” policy that had been accused of(...)

Homelessness figures published last week showed 9,698 people, including 3,829 children, were in emergency accommodation in September.

More than 120 child protection and welfare reports were made to the State’s child and family agency Tusla in two months, over homeless families left w(...)

 Sinead Burke, writer and campaigner, addressing a seminar organised  by the Press Council of Ireland, and the Office of the Press Ombudsman on the role of  the print media  in advancing the participation and representation of minority communities in society. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney has upheld nine press complaints this year and, on average, receives 300 such complaints annually, he said on Tuesday. “A(...)

Low-income workers will be able to buy homes at a discount of up to 40% on market rates through a €310m fund announced in Budget 2019. File photograph:  Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Low- and middle-income workers will be able to buy homes at a discount of up to 40 per cent on market rates through a €310 million fund announced in B(...)

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