The Department of Housing has revealed that a total of 10,305 people accessed emergency accommodation in the month of March.
There are now 3,821 children homeless in Ireland with a total of 6,484 adults experiencing homelessness also.
Depaul CEO Kerry Anthony said:
“Recently we have seen in some of our emergency accommodations that over 50% of those new to homeless were between the ages of 18-34. It is important to point out that this is a sample representing Depaul’s emergency services however, for some young adults in our society that means starting your adult life off as homeless. We believe nobody should be faced with that prospect when they have so much to give and are at such a young age.”