Numbers Sleeping Rough In Dublin Reach 2018 Record High

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Numbers Sleeping Rough In Dublin Reach 2018 Record High


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The number of people sleeping on the streets of Dublin has reached its highest level so far this year.

Teams from Inner City Helping Homeless are calling for more emergency beds to be made available, after they counted 179 rough sleepers last night.

The group says that is a 38% increase in numbers sleeping on the city's streets since January.

ICHH spokepserson, Anthony Flynn, said homeless people will need more shelter offered to them as the weather worsens.

"It’s totally unacceptable that we could allow numbers to rise to this level once again, numbers were as low as 70 people in January and month on month we have seen them increase."

He warned that up to 250 people could be sleeping on the streets by December, and blamed it on "bad management and lack of bed implementations and emergency supports".

"We are warning now that deaths on our streets will be inevitable unless an immediate and appropriate response is put in place", he said.


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