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.


New figures issued by Focus Ireland show that nearly 300 families have become homeless in Dublin in the first 3 months of 2016 alone as the crisis continues to deepen

These latest figures mean that 292 families – and aprox 600 children* (final figure for children TBC) have become homeless in the first 3 months of this year alone in the capital....


New Focus Ireland figures show 83 families became homeless in February

New Focus Ireland figures issued today (Thur March 31st) report that 83 families became homeless in February and were referred to its family services in Dublin during the month. These latest figures...


Irish actor Cillian Murphy has been announced as the campaign ambassador for Radio NOVA’s 2016 ‘Help Our Homeless Radiothon’ in aid of Focus Ireland.

The actor has teamed up with Radio NOVA for the two day event which will see the Dublin station turn over its airwaves to raise €40,000 from donations from the public and...


New figures show one third of the people who are now homeless is a child

According to new figures published to today (17th December) by the Department of Environment the number of people who are ‘officially’ homeless went above 5,000 for the first time in October, and...


Focus Ireland welcomes homeless summit but stressed government must take more action to keep vulnerable families & individuals in their homes to stem the rising tide of homelessness.

Focus Ireland said today that it welcomed the common cause between Government, local authorities and homeless organisations to ensure that no family or individual has to sleep rough because of lack of...


New Focus Ireland figures show 72 families became homeless in Oct. and presented to the charity’s family services in Dublin

The hard-hitting campaign highlights the stark fact that there are over 1500 children and up to 800 families now homeless. Meanwhile new figures issued today by Focus Ireland show that yet...