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More families and children homeless in July

There has been a failure to stem the flow of families and individuals into homelessness every month, says Focus Ireland CEO, Pat Dennigan.

2019.09.10.

Focus Ireland helps record number of homeless people

We need to ensure the money is spent wisely, but it is not the most significant cost. The most significant cost is to the people involved and to the fabric of our society – Focus Ireland Life President and Founder, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.

2018.07.19.

Referendum debate continues, this time on live TV

Ciara Ferry reviews Friday’s debate on the Late Late Show, and says that with two more televised debates expected before 25 May, campaigners will hope that calm, rational debate will keep viewer numbers up and encourage a high turn-out on polling day.

2018.04.29.

SVP looks ahead to another busy year in 2018

There are 70,000 more Irish children living in poverty than there were in 2008 and more than one in ten of our children experience persistent poverty.

2018.01.13.

Tax cut proposals unjust says Social Justice Ireland

A study conducted by SJI, shows that while there should be no net reduction in tax in Budget 2018, the impact of some proposals currently being considered would be what it called “profoundly unfair” because they favour only those with higher incomes.

2017.10.04.

90,000 homes needed for those on housing waiting lists

The private sector will never build social housing units on the scale required.

2017.09.04.

Homelessness is an emergency – Fr Peter McVerry

If the current rate of people becoming homeless continues, there will be 8,300 people living in homeless accommodation when the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe announces details of Budget 2018.

2017.08.30.

Social housing will reduce highest ever rents – Peter McVerry Trust

“The rising cost of rent is the main source of new homeless cases, and our worry is that we will see even more households losing their homes as the situation worsens”, Pat Doyle, CEO, Peter McVerry Trust.

2017.08.23.

TDs urge government to declare ISIS actions as genocide

“There is now clear evidence that this genocide includes assassinations of Church leaders; mass murders; torture; kidnapping for ransom in the Christian communities of Iraq and Syria; sexual enslavement and systematic rape of Christian girls and women; forcible conversions to Islam; destruction of churches, monasteries, cemeteries, and Christian artifacts; and theft of lands and wealth from Christian clergy and laity alike.”

2017.05.04.

Government housing strategy not working – Peter Mc Verry

The Government introduced their housing strategy nine months ago and every single month since then the number of homeless people keeps rising and rising and rising. We need them to go back to the drawing board, said Fr Peter McVerry.

2017.05.03.

Government must work in interest of all – Social Justice Ireland

“A real republic will stand for social justice and for equality. Social Justice Ireland calls on leadership from all sectors of Irish society to become part of a debate on a new social contract for a new century,” said Dr Seán Healy.

2017.04.19.

Crosscare marks 75 years as demand for its services soar

Care for others requires more than policy and funding: it requires a true sense of community. The fight against poverty and exclusion must involve all of us - Archbishop Martin.

2016.09.01.

PLC angered by Citizens’ Assembly on abortion proposal

Citizens’ Assembly proposal has always been about paving the way for removing the only remaining legal protection for the unborn child.

2016.05.06.

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.

Homeless crisis must be priority for new Govt

Focus Ireland calls for five election demands to be delivered by the new Government to help end the current housing and homeless crisis.

2016.02.29.

1.3m people experiencing deprivation in Ireland

230,000 children are at risk of poverty – up 12,000 in a single year warns Social Justice Ireland.

2015.11.29.

Cold Weather Initiative criticised by McVerry Trust

“While families are flooding into homelessness, Ministers are bickering, arguing with one another and disagreeing with one another" - Fr McVerry.

2015.11.05.

Tax cuts will hurt the old, sick & vulnerable: SJI

“This is not the time for tax cuts. All available resources should be used to address Ireland’s major deficits in areas such as caring, housing and poverty."

2015.07.01.

Tánaiste fails to endorse motherhood & fatherhood

Government believes "the sexes are completely interchangeable and that men and women bring nothing special and distinct to the lives of their children” - Iona Institute.

2015.04.20.

42 more families became homeless in November

New figures released by Focus Ireland show the number of homeless families in Dublin alone rose to 450 over the first 11 months of this year.

2014.12.17.

Govt should research cost of family failure

Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare & Leighlin appointed president of ACCORD.

2014.10.12.

Privatisation of religion a feature of FG-Labour Government

Iona Institute Director discusses ‘Church and State under Enda Kenny’.

2013.10.26.
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