20% More Sleeping Rough

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Twenty per cent.

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UPDATE:

Kitty Holland, in the Irish Times, reports:

“The figures have risen steadily since 2009, to 70 in 2010, 87 in 2011 and 87 in winter 2012 (when one area was not counted). The figures for winter 2007 and 2008 were 104 and 101 respectively.”

“The largest proportion whose age could be confirmed – 40 in total – were aged between 31 and 40 years of age; 36 were aged between 18 and 30; 17 were aged 41 to 50; 10 were between the ages of 51 and 60; three were over 61 years; and 62 people were unknown.”

Numbers sleeping rough in Dublin highest since records began (Kitty Holland, Irish Times)

Previously: While You Were Sleeping

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11 thoughts on “20% More Sleeping Rough

    1. Don Pidgeoni

      Women tend to be homeless in that they are sleeping in sofas at friends, crashing with people etc. Men tend to sleep on streets more.

  1. Mayor Quimby

    whoever decided that it was a good idea to outlaw bedsits – hope you’re happy this is the result.
    Lesser of two evils

    1. Kieran NYC

      whoever decided that it was a good idea to outlaw tenement slums – hope you’re happy this is the result.
      Lesser of two evils

  2. cluster

    Time for some low level stimulus for the economy. CPO some of those vacant sites in the city centre which are being hoarded by useless speculators.
    Start building some well-executed social housing like some of that built in the 40s and 50s

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