Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy in the Dáil chamber tonight
The Soc Dem motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is debated.
Figures for the number of people living in emergency accommodation in the final week of October 2019; video link to Dáil Éireann tonight
The Department of Housing has released the latest homeless figures which show there were 10,514 people (6,688 adults and 3,826 children) living in emergency accommodation in the final week of October.
This is yet another record high.
In November 2018, the figure was 9,968; in December 2018, 9,753; in January 2019, 9,987; in February 2019, 10,264; in March 2019, 10,305; in April 2019, 10,378; in May 2019, 10,253; in June 2019, 10,172; in July 2019, 10,275; in August 2019, 10,338; in September 2019, 10,397.
The release of the figures comes hours ahead of the Social Democrats’ motion of no confidence in the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy this evening which gets under way at 8pm.
A debate and vote on the motion can be watched live in the link above.
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