Tag Archives: February 2019

Yesterday evening.

The Department of Housing released its latest homeless figures showing that a record 10,264 people – 6,480 adults and 3,784 children – were living in emergency accommodation in the last full week of February 2019.

This is an increase of 277 people (117 more adults and 160 more children) since the last full week of January 2019, when 6,363 adults and 3,624 children were living in emergency accommodation.


RTÉ reports:

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said the increase in homeless numbers is very disappointing and a number of people are at “the very blunt end of the housing difficulties”.

He said the root of the problem lay in the need to build and create new homes.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, the minister said more homes were built last year than any previous year in a decade, and approximately 1,700 new homes were created in Dublin last year.

But, he said, it was taking more time than he would like to build new homes.

Rent pressure zones to be strengthened – Murphy (RTE)

Previously: “I’m Aware Of The Fact We’re Above 10,000”