In recent years, revelations about the harsh regimes prevailing in Magdalene Laundries and Mother and Baby Homes shocked many. While Ireland’s social protection system initiated...
Author: Camille Loftus
Tags: Discrimination, Family Homelessness, Lone parents, Stigma
Recently 2,250 children who are living in emergency accommodation returned to school across Ireland. Despite repeated calls on the Department of Education to provide guidance...
Author: Fay White
Tags: Child Homelessness, Education, Impacts
Today (July 11th) is the last sitting of the Dáil before the summer recess. In this blog post, Focus Ireland’s Communications Officer Conor Culkin calls...
Author: Conor Culkin
Tags: Challenges, Housing, Policy, Solutions
The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 was signed into law on the 31st May 2019. The new legislation includes a number of changes which Minister...
Author: Alison Connolly
Tags: Housing, Policy, Prevention, Solutions
Focus Ireland has teamed up with the Body & Soul music festival to launch a new campaign to #EndYouthHomelessness. The housing crisis is having a terrible impact on...
Author: Emma Allen
Tags: Campaigns, Petition, Policy, Youth homelessness
Today, 17th May, marks International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2019 (#IDAHOBIT). This day seeks to shine a light on the discrimination faced by...
Author: Sarah Sheridan
Tags: Research, Services, Youth homelessness
UN Special Rapporteur on Housing Leilani Farha wrote to the Irish Government critising its housing policy in light of record numbers of people living in...
Author: Roughan Mac Namara
Tags: Causes, Challenges, Housing, Policy
The increase in family homelessness in Ireland has led to new forms of emergency responses in an effort to improve conditions for families. In this...
Author: Daniel Hoey
Tags: Family Homelessness, Housing, Solutions, Sustained Exits