Pat Dennigan

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Focus Ireland characterised the decision to lift eviction protections for families before the coronavirus pandemic is over as ‘dangerous and uncompassionate’. File photograph: Getty

The number of homeless people dropped by 91 last month to 7,991, the latest figures show. However, there was an increase in homeless families. At the(...)

Tents pitched by the Grand Canal in Dublin in February. Photograph: Laura Hutton/ The Irish Times

Homeless numbers are continuing to fall but charities have warned gains could be reversed following the removal of a ban on evictions. On Friday, fig(...)

Focus Ireland says it is concerned there could be an increase in homelessness when the eviction ban is lifted as the 5km travel restriction is eased

More than 8,000 people remain homeless in Ireland although the total number has dropped slightly compared with figures at the start of the year. Data(...)

Charities welcomed the overall decline in the past year though noted the increase of 59 children and 22 adults since September with caution. File photograph: Getty

The number of homeless, single adults in Dublin has surpassed 3,000 for the first time since records began in their current format in late 2015. The (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the work of the Dublin Region Homeless Executive has been a “significant factor” behind the decrease. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The number of homeless people in the State fell for the third consecutive month in April, with fewer people living in emergency accommodation than at (...)

New figures published on Thursday shows there were a total of 6,552 adults and 3,355 children in emergency accommodation during a week in March, totalling 9,907. Photograph: iStock

The number of homeless people continued to fall in March, dropping below 10,000, amid warnings against complacency in the aftermath of Covid-19 restri(...)

The Simon Communities  said the latest statistics show 4,400 single adults in emergency accommodation, an overall increase of 7.2% since January 2019. File photograph: The Irish Times

The number of people homeless increased significantly in January just weeks after the figures dropped below 10,000. Statistics published by the Depar(...)

Focus Ireland CEO Pat Dennigan: ’Sometimes I think that many people have come to believe that it is impossible to end homelessness’

More than 15,500 people were supported by Focus Ireland last year, a record number for the homeless charity. The figures are a rise of more than 7 p(...)

The Peter McVerry Trust has pointed out the Government’s figures do not include people sleeping rough.

Figures showing the number of homeless people in the State climbed above 10,000 for the first time last month, have been described as “hugely Homeless(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said an  increase in the number of people in emergency accommodation was ‘anticipated’ as rough sleepers were moved into emergency beds. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times.

Almost 10,000 people will be without a home this Christmas, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing. The figures show there w(...)

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