A new record of homeless peopl...

News & Sports

A new record of homeless people in Ireland in February

Aine Gillespie
Aine Gillespie

05:16 28 Mar 2024

Share this article

4,170 children are living in emergency accommodation, a new record high.

The Department of Housing has published its homeless figures for February.

The number of people in total living in emergency accommodation in Ireland has hit another record high at 13,841, 9,671 being adults.

It's a net increase of 310 people on January's total, which stood at 13,531.

The Simon Communities of Ireland says the Department of Housing's figures "reflect the scale of the crisis" and it should "enshrine a right to housing in the constitution."

It adds tackling the issue must be the top priority for incoming Taoiseach Simon Harris, and the country needs to "see concrete actions to increase the allocation of social homes to those experiencing homelessness."

Share this article