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Barnardos supports more children than any year on record

The organisation appeals for more government funding as the gap between the demand for services and the funding it receives from government increases.

2019.09.11.

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.

90 families becoming homeless each month

Focus Ireland annual report highlights deepening housing crisis. "The risk of children being forced to sleep rough with their families for want of an emergency bed is now an every night reality."

2016.09.02.

Government plan to tackle housing crisis welcome

But many of the commitments are "unclear, with no timescale or finances named" says Focus Ireland.

2016.07.20.

Intolerable: thousands of homes vacant at time of homeless emergency

Peter McVerry Trust calls for compulsory purchase of vacant buildings in private ownership.

2016.07.15.

Ruhama calls for law to combat trafficking & prostitution

301 women were assisted by the NGO according to the 2015 Annual Report including 94 victims of sex trafficking, an increase of six over the previous year (88 in 2014).

2016.06.28.

SVP concerned by delay in forming new Government

“The opportunity to realise a fair, inclusive and sustained recovery for the people it assists is being eroded by the absence of a new government.”

2016.04.25.

Fear of eviction has increased warns Focus Ireland

"Since Tyrrelstown everyone who is renting, even if they are keeping up with their rent, feels vulnerable."

2016.03.22.

No short-term solution to housing crisis: Respond!

There is a 36-month lead-in from a greenfield site to delivering a housing development. So we won't see houses coming though until 2019 or 2020.

2016.03.21.

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.

‘Housing is key social justice issue facing country’

Given the scale & implications of the housing & homelessness crisis, it's disappointing the issue hasn't featured far more prominently in election debates: Fr McVerry.

2016.02.23.

Housing crisis should be key issue of election

“It is important that both politicians and the electorate think about the profoundly damaging impact the housing & homelessness crisis is having on so many."

2016.02.02.

Archbishop Martin warns of growing housing crisis

"In the coming months existing services will experience enormous strain and many of those entering homelessness will be children.”

2015.05.10.

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.

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.

Family container home donated for the homeless

The Ripple container project is a charity initiative which will see a homeless family in Cork housed before Christmas.

2014.12.03.

Budget must tackle poverty and homelessness

"Looking after children is how you define a society’" - yet in Ireland today, one in ten children lives in consistent poverty.

2014.10.08.

Focus Ireland calls for 3,000 new homes

Homeless charity warns housing crisis cannot be solved without substantial Government investment in public housing.

2014.07.18.
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