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Over 10,400 now in emergency accommodation, new figures show

The latest report showed that a total of 1,685 families are also in emergency accomodation.

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THE NUMBER OF homeless people in Ireland now stands at over 10,400, official figures from the Department of Housing confirmed this afternoon.

The latest report for November stated that there are 6,696 homeless adults and 3,752 homeless children – meaning there is a total of 10,448 people without a home. This is slightly down from October’s figures which showed slightly over 10,500 were in emergency accomodation.

A total of 4,509 adults are homeless in the capital. 2,636 of these people are men and 1,873 are women. Most of those without a home in the capital are aged between 25 and 55. There are 557 people aged between 18 and 24 who are homeless. There are 89 pensioners in the capital who are in emergency accommodation, the report adds. 

The homeless crisis is not isolated to Dublin, however. The following is the number of people in emergency accommodation nationwide: 

  • Mid-East: 322
  • Midlands: 87
  • Mid-West: 369
  • North-East: 141
  • North-West: 67
  • South-East: 238
  • South-West: 592
  • West: 361

The latest report showed that a total of 1,685 families are also in emergency accomodation. 

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