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 expresses deep concern that lone parents account for over half of families who are homeless according to a new report

Focus Ireland has welcomed the new report published by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (Ihrec) and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and called for concerted action to address the...


Focus Ireland welcomes ambition of ‘Housing for All’ but stresses the challenge will come in the implementation

Charity calls for collaboration on an implementation Plan to deliver objective of ending homelessness & pledges to work with Government to achieve this Focus Ireland has welcomed today’s publication of the Government’s new strategy, ‘Housing for All’, particularly the commitment to...


Focus Ireland Says New Govt Strategy Must Include urgent and radical Actions to Prevent Homelessness as number of people homeless rises to 8132

Charity calls for twin track approach to increase social housing & improve prevention The number of people homeless has risen for the second month in a row as figures published by the Department of Housing...


As the number of people homeless rises to 8,014 Focus Ireland is deeply concerned with the rise in families who are homeless

Figures published today by the Department of Housing show that the total level of homelessness broke through the 8,000 threshold again, while the number of families that are homeless rose by 4 nationwide in June (928 in May rising to 932 in June), with 14 additional homeless families in...


Focus Ireland launch new Sligo Office on Wine Street with charity founder Sr Stan and CEO Pat Dennigan

Focus Ireland Founder and Life President Sr Stan and CEO Pat Dennigan will this morning officially launched Focus Ireland’s new Sligo Office on Wine street. Focus Ireland Sligo have been providing homeless...


Almost 40,000 adults experienced homelessness in Ireland since 2014 while most of €1bn expenditure went on ‘passive’ emergency shelter.

Over 38,000 adults experienced homelessness since 2014 according to new research published by Focus Ireland and the School of Social Work and Social Policy in Trinity College today (Wednesday 23rd June 2021.) The...