Homeless charity Focus Ireland say the Government needs to change current legislation allowing landlords to terminate tenancies at short notice, which they say is the “single largest” cause of homelessness.

Mike Allen, Director of Advocacy at Focus Ireland, said:

“We have been pleading with Minister after Minister to close off this loop-hole and protect families in their homes, but with no result.

“Unless action is taken to deal with this issue, all our efforts to support families out of homelessness will be futile.”