Unacceptable: The number of rough sleepers in the Dublin region increases yet again – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
December 19, 2018

Unacceptable: The number of rough sleepers in the Dublin region increases yet again

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has risen by 156 people this year according to newly published figures.

According to RTE News, the number of people sleeping rough the capital’s streets had risen by 110 people since the last official count in the spring.

Although the number is not as high as this time last year, the figures has given cause for concern for homeless advocacy groups.

It is understood that the Dublin City Council and the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive will provide an additional 233 beds this month to tackle the crisis.

Meanwhile the Department of Housing have said they have been given reassurances that there will be enough beds available for the winter months.

The worrying news comes as many homeless advocacy groups have called for more beds to be made available especially given the severity of weather conditions last winter and early spring.

Many homeless groups fear a similar cold weather snap to that of the Beast from the East could once again occur this winter or early next spring.

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