DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY, FOCUS IRELAND
Mike Allen is Director of Advocacy, Communications and Research at the leading housing and homeless organisation, Focus Ireland.
He was the General Secretary of the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU) from 1987-2000. Where we was closely involved in the campaigns that lead to the INOU and other community and voluntary bodies gaining access to social partnership.
He served on the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Employment (1992-4), the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) and other social partnership bodies.
He is a member of the National Consultative Committee on Homelessness and was the President of FEANTSA from 2013-16 (the European Network for Homeless Organisations).