Over 7,000 Homeless People In Ireland Last Month

Over 7,000 Homeless People In Ireland Last Month
Sharron Lynskey
Sharron Lynskey

21 Feb 2017

New figures show there was a record number of homeless people in Ireland last month – over 7,100 slept on the streets in January.

There were also 2,407 homeless children last month, meaning one in three homeless people is a child.


However, the new statistics from Focus Ireland also show that the rise in homelessness is starting to fall.

There has been a fall in the number of families registered as homeless. 

Housing Minister Simon Harris says 2,700 families moved out of homelessness in the first three quarters of 2016.

 

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