Homelessness Exceeds New Milestone Of 11,000

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The number of homeless people in Ireland has crossed 11,000 for the first time ever.

Figures from the Department of Housing show 11,397 people were accessing emergency accommodation in October.

This includes over 1,600 families, an increase of 69 on the previous month.

Meanwhile more than 3,400 were children or dependants that rose by 138 on September’s figure.

Dublin has the highest number of people experiencing homelessness followed by Cork and Limerick.