Press Releases

Focus Ireland Press Releases provide the very latest information issued to media outlets.
Our most up-to-date releases in relation to homelessness and housing can be viewed below.

27/01/2023

Homeless figures rose every month in 2022 for first time ever as another record total of 11,632 people in Emergency accommodation In December

Figures published by the Department of Housing today show the number of people officially homeless has hit another record high of 11,632. This is first time homeless numbers have risen every month in a calendar year since the numbers were first released in 2014.

06/01/2023

Rising Homelessness is a ‘Stark Warning’ for the Government as Figures Increase to Another Record of 11,542 Despite Eviction Ban

Figures published by the Department of Housing today show the number of people officially homeless continued to rise for the 11th consecutive month despite the Government’s introduction of a Winter Eviction Ban from the start of November 2022.

29/12/2022

Focus Ireland’s Housing Arm Delivers Over 150 New Homes Across the Country and Progresses a Series of Housing Developments in 2022

Focus Housing Association, the approved housing body (AHB) arm of Focus Ireland, is delighted to announce the delivery of 154 new homes in 2022, which provided public housing for families and individuals across the country, including in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, and Mayo.

25/11/2022

As homelessness hits another record total of 11,397 Focus Ireland says rising homelessness is not inevitable but more urgent and effective action is required to end crisis

Figures published by the Department of Housing today show the number of people officially homeless has hit another record of 11,397. That is an increase of 422 people in only one month compared to the 10,975 homeless in September.

17/11/2022

Focus Housing Association to deliver 95 much-needed public homes in Cabra, Dublin

Focus Housing Association, the approved housing body (AHB) arm of homeless and housing charity Focus Ireland, today welcomed the granting of planning permission for the delivery of 95 public homes in Cabra in north Dublin.

28/10/2022

Homelessness rises to 10,975 as Focus Ireland states monthly figures are not an accurate reflection of the crisis due to near full Emergency Accommodation

Figures published by the Department of Housing today show the number of people who are officially homeless has risen for a 9th month in a row to 10,975. The monthly figures have also reached a new record level for the third consecutive month. The latest stats are an increase of 170 since the previous August figure of 10,805 and a 2,500 increase from only a year ago (8,475 in September 2021).

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