Rise In Clare Homelessness For Fifth Consecutive Month

The number of homeless adults in Clare has increased for the fifth month in succession.

New figures released by the Department of Housing show that 576 people in the MidWest were living in emergency accommodation in January.


Eighty-Three Adults were living in homeless shelters in Clare last month, which is an increase of 27% in just the last year.

For recording purposes, the Department of Housing considers the MidWest region to comprise of Limerick and Clare only.

In January, 445 adults were living in emergency accommodation in both counties, in addition to 131 children.

Of the adults availing of homeless services in the region, 58% were male and 42% were female, while there were 82 family units living in MidWest shelters along with 326 single adults.

More than half of adults recorded as homeless in the MidWest last month, where aged between 25 and 44, over a quarter were between 45 and 64 years old, 71 were aged between 18 and 24 and 11 of those homeless were over the age of 65.

Nationwide there was a new record of 13,531 people registered as homeless in January, including 4,027 children.