10,253 people in Ireland were officially registered as homeless in May 6 months ago

10,253 people in Ireland were officially registered as homeless in May

The figure includes 3,749 children.

10,253 people in Ireland, including 3,749 children, were officially registered as homeless during the month of May, according to the latest figures published by the Department of Housing on Friday.

The number has decreased by 143 on the number of homeless people officially registered as homeless during the month of April (10,378), a record high for the number of homeless people in Ireland.

1,700 families in total (adults associated with these families are included in the overall figure) were registered as homeless in the week 20-26 May 2019.

According to the figures, 4,367 adults in Dublin were living in state-funded emergency accommodation last month, with the South-West (552) region accounting for the largest number of homeless people outside of the capital.

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Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government Eoghan Murphy has not commented on the figures for May; following the publication of the figures for April, he said: “Family homelessness continues to be very challenging, particularly in the Dublin area.

“So far this year we have exited more than 320 families out of emergency accommodation into a home, which is some progress, but clearly, we need to do a lot more.

“My Department is working closely with the local authorities to deliver homes for every family in emergency accommodation.”