22% Rise In Numbers Of Children In Emergency Accommodation In Midwest

The number of children living in emergency accommodation in the midwest is continuing to rise.

The latest figures from the Department of Housing show there were 84 homeless families in Clare and Limerick in June, among them, over 170 children.


The latest Department of Housing figures show the level of homelessness in the Midwest remains a major concern.

There were 77 adults without a permanent home in Clare alone in June, almost double the number in the same month last year.

84 families were living in emergency accommodation in B&Bs hostels and hotels in Clare and Limerick last month, a rise of 11 on May this year and 31 on June 2017.

Among them were 173 children, a 22% rise in the space of a month and a jump of 54% over the past 12 months.

The figures mirror the national trend, with the Housing Minster describing the latest increase in homelessness as “unwelcome”.