The level of homelessness in Clare has been branded as “scandalous”, by a member of the council’s housing committee.
The latest figures from the Department of Housing have revealed that the level of homelessness across the Midwest rose marginally, by seven, across the month of February.
There are now 72 adults without a permanent roof over their head in Clare; while there’s 148 children across Clare and Limerick living in emergency accommodation such as hotels and B&Bs.
Nationally, there are 10,148 people living in emergency accommodation.
Ennis Sinn Féin activist Tommy Guilfoyle, who is a member of Clare County Council’s housing committee, has been telling Clare FM’s James Mulhall that the numbers must be driven down.