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Another increase in homelessness in March

Focus Ireland stressed that much good work is being done but the crisis will continue without a substantial increase in social housing provision as a matter of urgency and a move away from providing yet more emergency accommodation and hubs.

2019.05.01.

Consistent poverty rate falls, but families still struggle at Christmas

SVP is still receiving an average of 1000 calls for help every day from worried families in the run-up to Christmas and is particularly concerned about some people in private rented accommodation.

2018.12.20.

Barnardos helps over fifteen thousand children and families

Barnardos provided practical and emotional supports to children and parents in its 40 centres, in families’ own homes, through the school environment and within their communities.

2018.09.12.

Parents bear brunt of increasing school costs

The survey showed that 11 per cent of primary school parents and 21 per cent of secondary school parents are forced to borrow money to cover school costs. Other parents either delay payment of other bills or take money out of savings.

2018.08.02.

Twenty-six more people became homeless in June

With the numbers becoming homeless increasing every month, providers are having to run to stand still – Focus Ireland.

2018.07.25.

Plight of hidden homeless highlighted by SVP

The “hidden homeless” are people who often don’t have the option to declare themselves officially homeless and to put themselves on the local authority emergency accommodation list.

2018.06.04.

Greater funding needed for children and schools

Research shows that two thirds of the higher costs for older children go towards food, clothing, personal care and social inclusion costs. Some €9.50 of the extra costs goes on second level education expenses.

2018.04.25.

More than 9000 homeless

The new figures show that the number of homeless increased by 6% in one month alone from 8,587 in December 2017 to 9,104 in January 2018.

2018.03.01.

Charities call on Government to act on family and child poverty

“Based on the experience of our 11,000 members, we are willing to engage with Government to relate how future policies should be poverty proofed and work for those families that are struggling,” - Kieran Stafford, SVP National President.

2018.01.04.

Children still living in poverty in Ireland

Children are living in households which are going 24 hours without a substantial meal, or being cold because parents are unable to afford to heat the home.

2017.12.21.

Thousands of Irish children suffer because of health care delays

"The health, well-being and development of too many children is being compromised because of inefficiencies and resource gaps in our public health system" - Barnodos

2017.12.17.

Parents still go into debt to fund their children’s schooling

Parents are more concerned about the cost of sending their children to school than the possibility that they might be bullied.

2017.07.26.

Budget 2018 will be a child poverty ‘litmus test’ for Varadkar

Having a long-term approach to investing in services will prove more beneficial in building a more sustainable equitable society for our children.

2017.07.23.

Cautious welcome for school cost reductions

SVP members regularly visit families who put off paying bills, fall into debt, or sacrifice spending on food and other essentials to cover school costs such as events, exams, curricular-based sport and music, trips and equipment.

2017.04.20.

Child poverty increasing – Barnardos

“It is clear to us the economic recovery isn’t being felt by all as we are supporting parents who are under huge strain to meet the needs of their children because of the absence of appropriate quality public services” – Fergus Finlay, Barnardos.

2017.01.05.

Action must follow plans of first 100 days of Government – Barnardos

Promising start during Govt's first 100 days in office must now be followed with concrete action, children’s charity warns.

2016.08.16.

School costs too much for parents – Barnardos

One in ten parents get into debt to send their children to school. Some even borrow from money lenders.

2016.08.04.

TDs urged to put children first & quickly form govt

Failure to invest in prevention and early intervention is a failure to protect vulnerable children, Barnardos warns.

2016.04.13.

Barnardos warns of ‘hidden’ homeless children

In addition to children who are homeless, thousands more are living in overcrowded, unsuitable and unsafe sub-standard accommodation.

2016.03.08.

Voters urged to quiz candidates on child poverty

“It is important for every candidate seeking our vote in the coming weeks to understand the appalling extent of child poverty rates in Ireland" - Barnardos.

2016.02.09.

Urgent action needed to tackle homeless crisis

“It seems to be almost explicit Government policy that people are expected to live below that poverty line and we see the consequences” - Mike Allen of Focus Ireland.

2016.01.20.

Ireland’s record on children’s rights under spotlight

Ministerfor Children, Dr James Reilly, to give a presentation to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva today.

2016.01.14.

One in six children face food poverty – Barnardos

New figures show that the children's charity helped 340 more children in 2015 than in 2014.

2016.01.07.

Some of Budget’s childcare provisions welcomed

Pockets of positive investment in Budget a sign the Government is repairing some of the damage austerity has had on children: Barnardos.

2015.10.20.

Poor children feel less understood by teachers

Rise Up research uncovers endemic societal inequalities that limit children from achieving their potential according to Barnardos.

2015.09.30.

Barnardos calls for a 2016 ‘rising’ for children

“The Taoiseach recently said the elimination of child poverty was a moral imperative for any government. Yet child poverty rates in Ireland are a national scandal."

2015.09.03.

Parents taking the strain on school costs: Barnardos

In 2015, from the youngest to the oldest student the cost of going to school is €365 - €785 respectively.

2015.08.05.

Child poverty & homelessness worse than ever

The latest Department of Environment figures reveal 865 children living in hostels, B&Bs and hotels.

2015.02.25.

Poverty in Ireland worse than ever: CSO figures

Nearly one in seven people are in poverty of whom 211,000 are children.

2015.01.22.

Charities assess challenges of 2014

Setting up of Charities Regulatory Authority “a watershed moment for transparency” for charities in Ireland.

2014.12.28.
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