Homeless figures in Ireland exceed 10,000 in September, marking a record high 1 year ago

Homeless figures in Ireland exceed 10,000 in September, marking a record high

An extremely damning statistic.

Figures released by the Department of Housing have shown that there are more than 10,000 people who are homeless in Ireland for the eighth month in a row.

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Figures showed that there was 10,397 homeless people in Ireland in September, which is a record figure.

There is also a record total of children who are homeless in the country, with the latest figure standing at 3,873.

Since the release of the figures, Focus Ireland have urged the Government to take action.

They tweeted: "We call on the Government to take action in the Finance Bill to bring in tax measures to make it beneficial for landlords selling a property to do so with tenants in place.

"This will cut the flow of families & individuals becoming homeless by protecting tenants in their homes."

The Simon Community has also criticised the Irish government, saying that these types of statistics should not be normalised.

They said: "As the public are seeing homelessness almost daily now in the media, it's crucial that we remind ourselves that this is in no way normal, and as a society we long ago set out that it should not be acceptable. This should not be allowed to become normalised."

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A full breakdown of the homeless statistics for the month of September can be found here.