A record 13,179 people were ho...


A record 13,179 people were homeless in October - a new record

Lana O'Connor
Lana O'Connor

03:17 24 Nov 2023

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Never before has the Department of Housing reported more than 13,000 people living in emergency accommodation.

The total for October is 15 percent higher than the figure a year ago.

3,991 children are growing up in B&Bs and hotels - with homeless charity Focus Ireland describing it as a "disgrace".

In Dublin - the issue is most acute - where there are 9,713 people registered as homeless - including more than 3,000 children.

The figure from the Department of Housing doesn't include rough sleepers, women in refuge centres, asylum seekers or refugees, or the so-called hidden homeless

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