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There are 7 new homeless people in Dublin everyday

Dublin City Council Homeless section says 2.5 people will exit homelessness every day.

A homeless person's sleeping bag in a doorway on Kildare Street just yards from the gates of Leinster House, Dublin.
A homeless person's sleeping bag in a doorway on Kildare Street just yards from the gates of Leinster House, Dublin.
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

ACROSS THE FOUR local authorities in Dublin, seven new people are presenting themselves as homeless every day.

However, according to the Dublin City Council Homeless section, 2.5 people will exit homelessness a day and will enter into housing and independent living.

Recent figures from the Dublin Region Homeless Consultative Forum and Management Group, show that there are now at least 94 rough sleepers in Dublin. Of those, 72 are men, 11 are women and 11 were unknown to the counters.

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Dessie Ellis has called for immediate action by the state to deal with the rising numbers of homeless people across Ireland.

Ellis said it was completely “unacceptable” that seven people find themselves homeless every single day in Dublin.

“The government must get serious on ending homelessness,” he added. “They must look to NAMA, look to the thousands of empty homes and look to local authorities to provide real sustainable and affordable social housing before this crisis, which has raged for decades, gets any worse.”

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