This afternoon.

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.”

Homeless figures reach new record level (RTÉ)


16 thoughts on “10,305

  1. eoin

    Excludes those in direct provision whose asylum application has been approved (700), roughsleepers (128 in Dublin alone), those in emergency women’s refuges (several hundred) and most importantly those who were taken out of the statistics by the Dept of Housing because they were housed in traditional housing but without any security of tenure (several thousand).

    Fr Peter McVerry puts the sum of these categories of homeless at more than 15,000.

    Murphy should have been dropkicked from Cabinet months ago. The social and economic costs he is running up is scandalous.

    1. realPolithicks

      I think you’re right eoin, not to mention the thousands of people couch surfing to stave off homelessness. As for murphy he’s just a symptom of this incompetent uncaring government…they all need to!

      1. Cian

        Local election next month. It’s your chance to make a difference.
        Find out about the candidates.
        Find out about their policies, and get out there and vote!!

        1. BobbyJ

          Yes, because local government in Ireland wields so much power. You love to throw out the local government excuse.

          This crisis belongs to central government, FG has been in power since 2011, it is their baby.

      1. postmanpat

        So every18 year old who doesn’t like living with the auld pair should be counted too? Living with Family = Homeless? Living with your partner and father of your unborn child = Homeless? Just as bad as sleeping on the rainy streets. I wonder if rough sleepers would agree? Years ago , I used to rent and the landlord sold the house and I had to move back with my folks who I didn’t want to live with in the first place. I didn’t want to be there, they didn’t want me there . Was I homeless then? I once slept over in my girlfriends student accommodation while she was in college for 2+ years. Was I homeless then too?

  2. Junkface

    Now that’s what I call Governing! We can make it to 11,000! Come on Fianna Gael you can do it

  3. McVitty

    Now lads, it’s 9,995 according to BlueshirtStat, which is what we will be supplying to the news media and Eurostat for end of April 2019 records.

    Please stop disseminating fake news to the consumers of Ireland, we’ve got to #KeepTheRecoveryGoing…or else we won’t legalise your weed or give you access to euthanasia.

    Yours truly,
    Fine Gael

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