Number of people homeless in Ireland rises again

August figures show 10,338 people are homeless, 3,848 of whom are children

Homeless figures in Ireland have remained above 10,000 for seven months. Photograph: Tom Honan

Homeless figures in Ireland have remained above 10,000 for seven months. Photograph: Tom Honan

The number of people without a home in Ireland continues to rise with the latest official figures showing 10,338 people are relying on emergency accommodation.

There were 6,490 adults and 3,848 children without a home in August, a slight increase on the previous month’s total of 10,275.

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