As you walk the streets, especially in central Dublin in and around the Dail itself, it’s hard to believe that the Department of Housing claims that the rate of homelessness across Ireland is stabilising.
Although they’re somewhat patting themselves on the back, the department has admitted that more needs to be done as numbers still remain high.
According to latest figures published by the Department, homelessness rose by 0.26% from May to June this year.
The figures show that 26 people were made homeless within that people compared to 242 for the same period in 2017.
Speaking about the findings the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, said the housing waiting list had dropped by 16%.
He also said that a number of resources will be allocated to tackle the ongoing issue of family homelessness.
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