Record 11,600 People Living In Homeless Accommodation In Ireland

A record of 11,600 people are living in homeless accommodation here.

It’s a 30 per cent increase in the space of the year.

503 adults in Cork city and county were reliant on Homeless Accommodation in the week to Christmas Day.

There are now 11,632 people, including almost 1,600 families living in homelessness in Ireland.

This figure also includes 3,442 children who were in emergency accommodation in the week leading up to Christmas.

It’s the first time that the figures have went up every month in a calendar year.

Meanwhile are over 8,300 homeless in Dublin, including more than 2,500 children.

The figures from the Department of Housing don’t include refugees, asylum seekers, women in refuge centres, or rough sleepers.


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