Homelessness Ireland


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Ireland's Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government have release June's monthly Homelessness Figures. In the last week of June there where over 7,000 people homeless in Ireland, of them 2,270 where children. These figures only account for those placed in temporary accommodation.

The homelessness crisis in Ireland is continuing with over 7,000 currently in emergency accommodation.

The report by the Department of Housing shows that the vast majority of homeless reside in Dublin. While nearly 50% are part of a family.

Minister Eoghan Murphy made no statement on the homelessness issues that surrounds his department. The document issued by the Department said "The long-term solution to the current homeless issue is to increase the supply of homes." while it goes on to say that at least 11,000 new homes would be built each year for the next 4 years.

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing, Barry Cowen TD has said that the latest figures of Irish children living in homelessness exposes the Government’s failed strategy to accelerate housing and provide sustainable solutions to the ongoing crisis.

Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson Louise O’Reilly TD has said that while the HSE can seek to bury the bad news of the increase of the number of people on public hospital waiting lists by releasing the data on a Friday evening of a bank holiday weekend, it doesn’t distract from the fact that they are failing miserably in reducing waiting list times.