Over 100 people slept rough in Dublin last night, charity reveals

More than 100 people were found sleeping rough on the streets of Dublin last night, according to a homeless charity.

Inner City Helping Homeless says its outreach teams helped 106 people over the course of the night.

The latest figures from the Department of Housing show just under 9,968 people were homeless last month.

Anthony Flynn, from Inner City Helping Homeless, says many of those are suffering on the streets this Christmas.

"Individuals are telling us they are unable to access beds through central placement services," he said.

"Dublin City Council have worked very hard in order to get buildings open through the Christmas period and through the new year.

"It is not manifested whatsoever onto the streets. People are suffering.

"We had a 60-year-old man out there last night on a walking frame that was unable to access a bed through central services - it is unacceptable."

More on this topic

Homelessness groups among those to receive €50k grants from Google

Campaigners join forces to call for urgent housing action

Demonstrators to gather in Dublin over homelessness crisis

Reader's Blog: Children in shelters because of bank debt

More in this Section

Gardaí appeal for information after teenager goes missing in Wicklow

Petrol prices continue to rise

Check your tickets: National Lottery on lookout for new millionaire in Co Dublin

Leo's criticisms were 'cheap, complete nonsense and have gone down very badly', FF claim


Seven blissful places to go on a mother-daughter date this weekend

Appliance of Science: Why do we age?

Why anis don’t put all eggs in one basket

The song thrush gets in tune for the upcoming dawn chorus

More From The Irish Examiner