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Reports Show a 14% Rise In Homeless Figures

Urgent call to increase social housing

There's a call for an urgent increase in social housing and new steps to prevent homelessness.

It's after the latest figures show a record 14,159 homeless people in May, a rise of 14 per cent on a year ago.

Focus Ireland is concerned over the record number of children in emergency accommodation for a long time.

Spokesperson Conor Culkin says long-term homeless people need to be the first to get into new social homes.

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