Most Dublin homeless families are from two areas

Almost 40 per cent of Dublin’s homeless families are from Tánaiste’s constituency

The findings show two-thirds of homeless children in the capital are  eight or younger, and they are travelling an average  8.75km from their emergency accommodation to school

The findings show two-thirds of homeless children in the capital are eight or younger, and they are travelling an average 8.75km from their emergency accommodation to school

Almost 70 per cent of homeless families in Dublin are coming from two areas in the north of the city, with almost 40 per cent from the the constituency represented by Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar.

The findings are contained in research just published by Focus Ireland, which also shows two-thirds of homeless children in the capital are aged eight or younger, and they are travelling an average of 8.75km from their emergency accommodation to school. One child in the study had a 68km round-trip to go to school.

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