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.


Focus Ireland Calls for More Support for Vulnerable Tenants Amid Soaring Rents

In response to the alarming findings in the recent Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) Rent Index report, Focus Ireland is urgently advocating for increased support for vulnerable tenants who are grappling with the relentless rise in rental costs. The report, covering the First Quarter of 2023, revealed an alarming 8.9% increase in rents for new tenancies, pushing many renters deeper into poverty and an increased number are at risk of homelessness.


Minister Darragh O’Brien Opens New Focus Housing Association Development Providing 20 Homes in Phibsboro, Dublin 

The Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien today officially opened Focus Housing Association new 20-unit development at Connaught Street which is providing homes for families and individuals in Phibsboro, Dublin. 


Focus Ireland calls on Govt to rapidly increase housing supply & prevention measures as new numbers show a new record 12,600 homeless 

Record number of 1,804 families homeless as charity warns Govt “safety net” is failing to protect people


As new numbers show a record 12,441 homeless Focus Ireland calls on government to introduce legislation to protect children who are homeless

Figures published by the Department of Housing today show the number of people officially homeless in May reached another new record at 12,441 


Two of Ireland’s leading homeless charities come together to improve services for vulnerable children and young people

The Boards of the leading housing and homeless charity, Focus Ireland, and youth homelessness charity, Home Again, are delighted to announce that the two organisations are amalgamating.  


A&L Goodbody LLP, Mercy Law Resource Centre and Focus Ireland launch second housing report

A&L Goodbody LLP, Mercy Law Resource Centre and Focus Ireland launch second housing report: "Housing rights and homelessness – Lessons from a pro bono partnership – Impact of the pandemic and beyond"