Rise in number of people living in emergency accommodation

There has been another rise in the number of people living in emergency accommodation.

The latest figures show 9,872 people were staying in hotels and B&Bs last month.

That is 26 more than the month before.

The Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has described the latest increase as "unwelcome".

Anthony Flynn from Inner City Helping Homeless believes the true figure is thousands higher.

"The Minister has continuously recategorised people," said Mr Flynn. "He has stated that that hasn't happened this month.

"We've up to 1,000 people in the last four months that have been recategorised out of homelessness.

"The minister's office are not independently verifying figures. If anything they're taking people out of section 10 funding over the last couple of months.

"We need these figures independently audited."

- Digital Desk


Related Articles

Cast out for a night: A sleep-out on Cork's Spike Island shines a ghostly light on homelessness crisis

Ban on living in public areas to come into force in Hungary

Mind your language: Words really matter in the world of politics

Inner City Helping Homeless asking EU for support to tackle homelessness

More in this Section

Dashcam led to arrests in ‘sickening’ attempted taxi robbery

Man scaled up apartment block after row with girlfriend, court hears

National Transport Authority wants flat fare across all commuter services

Man assaulted at Monaghan house party dies


Breaking Stories

David Beckham admits marriage is ‘hard work’: Is it normal for long-term relationships to be tough?

On World Menopause Day: 5 myths you really need to stop believing

Photography awards capture life at its wildest

This is how to stay healthy as a new parent – according to The Body Coach

More From The Irish Examiner