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This afternoon.

In the Dail…

Tanaiste Simon Coveney, taking Leaders’ Questions in which he was asked about homelessness, he said:

“In relation to homelessness, we are making some positive progress. Rough sleepers, for example, are down by 50%..”

Mr Coveney’s comment follows Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy saying yesterday – on foot of the publication of February’s homeless figures:

“Recent indicators suggest that the number of people sleeping rough is significantly down on what it was last year. The Dublin Region Homeless Executive undertook a count of rough sleepers last night [Tuesday night] and while they have not yet verified all of the data, it appears the numbers are down approximately 50% on the count undertaken last November, when the figure stood at 184.”

Meanwhile, in relation to the count of people sleeping rough on Tuesday night…


Earlier: 9,807