Homeless figures rise around the country and in Kildare

Figures were yesterday released by the department for the environment regarding the number of homeless people in the country in September, and the figures have risen since they were last gathered. In total, 3,428 adults are living in emergency accommodation, while a further 1,571 children are also living in temporary arrangements. There are a total of 83 people in Kildare reported homeless, which is an increase on August's figures, which suggested that 80 people were without a home. Predictably, Dublin has the biggest number of homeless people in the country, with a total of 2,330 adults and 1,343 children reported there. Ministers Alan Kelly and Paudie Coffey said in a statement that they will continue to work with all local authorities to deal with the homeless situation.

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