Focus Ireland’s ‘The Big Busk’ raises over €320,000 in the fight against homelessness

by Alison O'Hanlon
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Musicians and singers took centre stage at Stephens Green shopping centre as part of The Big Busk for Focus Ireland. The Big Busk for Focus Ireland aims to tackle the issue of homelessness through the powerful medium of music, art, and performance.

Irish Rail and shopping centres across the country played host to a packed performance schedule featuring local musicians and talent. 181 buskers took part in Focus Ireland and Today FM events, in addition to 99 buskers who hosted their own. CEO of Focus Ireland Pat Dennigan said the funds are “more important than ever”.

Focus Ireland works with people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes across Ireland. They are committed to challenging everything about homelessness: the causes, systemic failures, people’s perceptions and how it is tackled.

Niall Breslin and Focus Ireland CEO Pat Dennigan at The Big Busk for Focus Ireland that took place in Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre

Featured Image: Pictured are Today FM presenters Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore with Niall Breslin and Focus Ireland CEO Pat Dennigan at The Big Busk for Focus Ireland that took place in Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre

Photographs: Sasko Lazarov / Photocall Ireland

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