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SVP give considered response to Budget 2018: Not good enough

Will the small improvements in supports and services have a meaningful impact on families and children living in poverty? Unfortunately, the answer is NO

2017.11.06.

Crosscare backs returned emigrants

Ireland has moved on, people have moved on and sometimes that comes as shock – Crosscare Migrant Project.

2016.11.17.

Homeless figures still rising: Focus Ireland

Latest figures show that 208 families and 363 children became homeless in the first two months of the year.

2016.04.05.

NWCI focus should be homeless pregnant women

“It is an outrage that National Women’s Council has no track record in fighting for safe and secure accommodation for homeless expectant mothers”- PLC.

2016.03.09.

‘Declare a state of emergency on homeless crisis’

Jesuit Fr Peter McVerry warns that there are a lot more people “on the edge of homelessness” than is realised.

2016.01.04.

McVerry Trust expects client numbers to double

According to CEO Pat Doyle this year’s client numbers will break all records.

2015.11.19.

Housing measures fall short in key areas

Package does not address the level of rent supplement and the actions of banks when they repossess the properties of buy-to-let landlords.

2015.11.12.

Housing not shelter is the answer to homelessness

Inadequate response to crisis makes McVerry Trust question "whether this Government are committed to helping people in homelessness".

2015.10.02.

Homelessness is a national emergency: Sr Stan

“We must not shy away from highlighting that homelessness has now deepened from a crisis situation to a national emergency.”

2015.09.22.

Bishop Doran seeks Dáil recall over refugee crisis

Parish communities asked to consider whether there are vacant properties - houses, granny-flats or spare-rooms which might accommodate refugees.

2015.09.07.

Hundreds of asylum seekers living in limbo: JRS

Jesuit Refugee Service calls on the Government to provide funding and support to help them transition to life outside Direct Provision.

2015.06.20.

Young Irish emigrants open up about emigrating

Minister for the Diaspora launches website providing simple but effective advice and tools to help Irish emigrants deal with the challenges of emigration.

2015.03.06.

Focus Ireland welcomes social housing strategy

It will take at least 18 months until the new plan begins to deliver the first homes for people in need.

2014.11.27.

Parish priest defies asylum centre snub

Direct provision is a "desperately unjust system that condemns families and children to live awfully restricted lives for many many years" - Mgr John Byrne.

2014.11.25.

25% rise in those seeking Focus Ireland’s help

“One family a day loses their home and becomes homeless in Dublin alone,” Sr Stan warns.

2014.07.24.

Record number likely to emigrate to Canada

Canadian visa allocation for Irish people increased from 6,350 to 10,700.

2014.03.11.
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