A Year And A Half


Number of people officially recorded as homeless in Ireland since January 2016

Number of children officially recorded as homeless in Ireland since January 2016

Children’s Ombudsman Niall Muldoon

Yesterday evening.

The Department of Housing released it’s latest homeless figures.

They showed that, in the final week of September 2017, there were a record 8,374 people officially recorded as homeless in Ireland – 3,124 of whom were children.

This represents an increase of 76 children, 28 children, and 13 families since the final week in August 2017.

Further to this.

On RTÉ’s News at One, the Children’s Ombudsman Niall Muldoon said:

We’ve called it a crisis for a year and a half but I don’t see any visible changes at a sufficient level. There are over 3,000 young people or children in homelessness situations is a disgrace at this stage.”

Full list of figures here


5 thoughts on “A Year And A Half

  1. Col

    The homeless crisis, the housing crisis, the rental crisis.
    All can ONLY be solved by increasing supply.
    Therefore, if the government wish to address these, they need to build or encourage the building of thousands of houses now.

    1. dav

      They need to build via local authority employees as it up until the galway race tent ended state involvement in constructing homes.
      “Encouragement” will only lead to clamours for tax breaks by developers and vulture funds

      1. realPolithicks

        That is the only real solution at this point, however it’s clear that FG is so wedded to the “private sector” solution to every problem that they are not willing to do anything to upset that apple cart. Its extraordinary really.

  2. LeopoldGloom

    FF will build with reckless abandon, and build badly at that too. Allow developers to amass vast fortunes on credit and then walk away from debts . They all get a little richer while the ordinary folk are left with all the debt

    FG then take that property, divvy out it to vested interests at unbelievable prices, restrict supply and create demand while the times get a little boomier. Talk about recovery, but most people are still no better off and getting by. They continue to get a little richer while the ordinary folk continue with their debt.

    It goes ever thus, in circles all the time. The same hapless people making these decisions

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