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The streets of Dublin

March 14 2016
Homelessness soaring in Ireland

A record number of families are now homeless in Ireland.

According to the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, 134 families (with 269 children) became homeless in the capital in January – the highest number ever recorded, reported the Irish Examiner.

Of the families, 125 had never been homeless before.

Last year, charity Focus Ireland said that 13 families, including young children and babies, were found sleeping rough. Its director of advocacy, Mike Allen, commented: “The continued massive rise in family homelessness is due to the prolonged crisis in the private rented sector.”