The number of homeless children in the Midwest has almost quadrupled in the past year.
The latest figures from the Department of Housing also shows the level of homelessness overall in Clare is contiuing to rise.
167 children in Clare and Limerick were without a permanent roof over their head in October – that’s almost four times the number in the same month last year.
New figures from the Department of housing show they were among 83 families living in emergency accommodation in hotels, B&Bs and other residential facilities, a rise of 61 on October 2016.
There were more homeless men than women and the vast majority of those without a home were aged between 25 and 44.
But there has also been a slight increase in the over 65 age group to 11.
55 adults were homeless in Clare alone in October, a rise of 7 on the previous month, and more than double the number 12 months ago.