Homeless Figures Break Record...


Homeless Figures Break Record For The 7th Month In A Row

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

02:54 24 Feb 2023

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A record number of people are homeless in Ireland, for the seventh month in a row.

The total has reached 11,754, according to the Department of Housing.


The total for January is 28 per cent higher than a year ago, and 41 per cent up on two years ago.

11,754 people were registered as homeless last month and accessing emergency accommodation - up from 11,632 the previous month.

This latest number includes 3,431 children - which is the highest number of children growing up in B&Bs and hotels in almost three years.

Dublin makes up 72 per cent of the national figure where there's a total of 8,523 people homeless - including 2,577 children.

Housing charity Focus Ireland has called on the Government to extend the eviction ban which is due to lifted from the end of next month.

The figures released by the Department of Housing do not include refugees, asylum seekers, women in refuge centres, the hidden homeless, or rough sleepers.

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