520 adults were accessing emergency accommodation in Cork at the end of April
520 adults were accessing emergency accommodation in Cork at the end of April.
Figures released by the Department of Housing show that 12,259 people are registered as homeless in Ireland, it’s the first time the figure has ever gone above 12,000.
Cork had the second highest figures in the country behind Dublin where 6,288 adults were accessing emergency accommodation.
The report showed 3,594 families across the country were registered as homeless.
Social Democrat TD Roisin Shortall says the Government must act to fix a housing crisis which is being hopped on by the far right to stir up anti-migrant tension:
“It’s very important to point out that before, you know, the war in Ukraine before the increase in international protection applicants that we’ve seen over the past year before that ever occurred, we had a serious housing crisis here and we also had big problems within the health Service.”