David Shanahan

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Mission Statement

We are driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong. We work with people who need support to avoid becoming homeless and who need help to end their experience of homelessness and move into a safe and secure home. From the very beginning, our work has been rooted in deep listening to people, learning about the problems and risks they face and pointing to where the solutions lie. This approach provides the bedrock on which we stand.

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On Friday 14th of October, I will be sleeping out for one night to shine a light on homelessness in Ireland and raise vital funds for Focus Ireland.

In May, homelessness figures surpassed 10,500, the highest figure recorded since before the pandemic due to a lack of affordable, secure housing in Ireland. Right now, there are 1,423 families, including 3,137 children without a home. These families can spend up to two years in a one-bedroom room in an emergency accommodation situation, which has a significant impact on mental health, self-esteem, and child development. 

However, homelessness would be much worse without the work of Focus Ireland.  Focus Ireland is ending homelessness every day for families and individuals and our services are working hard to protect people who are currently homeless – especially children from the trauma caused by homelessness.  

Please donate to my Shine A Light Night to help Focus Ireland support the thousands of families and children without a home in Ireland right now.

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Fergal Cahill

Best of luck, a very good cause

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Niall Goulding

Great cause. Best of luck on the night

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Eoin O’lideadha

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David Shanahan

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Lorraine Griffin

Great cause and delighted to support you in your fundraising campaign. Best of luck on the night itself.

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Daryl Hanberry

Best of luck with it Dave.

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Louise Kelly

Well done Dave. Good luck!

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Karen Frawley

Best of luck Dave!

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Ann Mcgonagle

Best of luck

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Niall Glynn

Well done Dave. Wear your thermals!

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Declan Lavelle

Good luck Dave, great cause!

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Deirdre Power

Very best of luck Dave. Fair play to you.

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Caroline Odriscoll

Best of luck Dave, a great cause!

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Ian Prenty

Good luck Dave

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Aislean Nicholson

Stay warm!

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Declan Butler

stay worm !

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Vinny Mccullagh

Fair play Dave

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Claire Odonnell

Best of luck David!

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John Perry

Well done Dave.

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Marion Shanahan

Well done David

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Valerie Nolan

Good luck David. Great cause

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Colin Forbes

well done Dave, great cause

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Conor Walsh

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Marc Rogers

Best of luck Dave.

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Robert Halley

Fair play to you, all the best with it!

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Donal O’sullivan

Good luck Dave

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Patrick Molloy

Best of luck Dave!

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Daire Gilmartin

Good man Dave, best of luck 👍

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Cian Shanahan

Best of luck David!

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Clara Martin

The very best of luck Dave! Such a worthy cause.

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Sinead O'leary

Well done Dave

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Mary Roche

Great cause Dave

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Evanna White

Great work, Dave

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David Shanahan

David - happy to support another David Shanahan! I am building a new website:https://www.shanahanclan.ie The hope is to have a Shanahan Clan gathering next year - keep well - Dave

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Marianne Donaghy

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Mark Walsh

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Lucy Bowe

Fair play Dave!