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Thursday 18 April 2019

145 homes provided by Focus Ireland

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Sorcha O'Connor

Sorcha O'Connor

National homeless charity Focus Ireland provided 145 new homes this year to couples, families and individuals amid the homelessness crisis.

The advocacy group also announced an update on a 31-bed development for Dublin City Centre yesterday, which is set to be completed by November next year. The residential complex will consist of one-, two-, and three-bed apartments. Construction on John's Lane West began in July this year and the basement works at the site have recently been completed.

Pat Dennigan of Focus Ireland said the charity's decision to turn the emergency accommodation into a permanent residence was in a bid to end the current crisis.

"We are committed to working with the State to tackle and prevent homelessness," Mr Dennigan said. "Focus Ireland maintains that there needs to be a firm shift away from managing the issue of homelessness towards ending the crisis."

Irish Independent

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