Over 10,000 Adults and Children Remain Homeless Under Fine Gael Government – O’Brien
03 January 2020
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Housing, Planning and Local Government Darragh O’Brien has criticised the government following news that the number of homeless in the State remains over 10,000 according to the latest figures.
The number of homeless people in the State according to the latest official figures show10,448 peopleare currently living in emergency accommodation, with 3,752 of these being recorded as children.
There has been a slight reduction in the number of homeless people recorded last month compared to the October figures wherethe highest level ever, 10,514 people was recorded.
Deputy O’Brien said: “Homeless figures for November 2019 released today show that, 6,696 adults and 3,752 children were recorded in homeless accommodation. While the figures show a slight reduction, this is a shocking indictment of the government, that over 10,000 people in Ireland are living in homelessness.
“The number of children living in emergency accommodation remains at an unacceptable level with over 3,752 children recorded in November.”
The latest figures also show an increase in the number of peoplewho are 65 years of age or olderexperiencing homelessness with the figure now at 165, compared to 154 people last month.
“Fianna Fáil would prioritise solving this housing crisis by building public homes on public land and delivering affordable housing for working people,” concluded Deputy O’Brien.