Record Number of People Living...


Record Number of People Living in Homeless Accommodation in Ireland


06:48 26 Aug 2022

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A record number of people are in homeless accommodation in Ireland.

It stands at 10,568 people who are living in hotels and B&Bs.

The previous peak in the was in October 2019, however the Covid-19 pandemic, extra supports and beds were put in place to ensure that people were taken out of emergency accommodation.

Despite being a slight rise from last month - it's a very significant increase - 10,568 people in Ireland are registered as homeless and living in homeless accommodation.

The number of children growing up in hotels and B&Bs has increased by 2% in the past month - it now stands at 3,137, which is the highest number of children in the situation since the start of the pandemic.

Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien hasn't commented on today's report.

The total from the Department of Housing does not include rough sleepers, women in refuge centres, those in Direct Provision or Ukrainian refugees.

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