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Number Of People Sleeping In Tents Has Risen By Almost 30% In The Past 5 Months

That's according to Inner City Helping Homeless, which lined dozens of tents up outside Dublin City Council offices this morning to highlight the issue.

On Monday night, Inner City Helping Homeless recorded 238 people sleeping rough in Dublin, the highest number ever recorded.

The charity says that 45% of those that sleep rough, stay in tents, because many feel it's safer than a hostel

ICHH says a multi approach is needed to help rough sleepers including drug rehab facilities and mental health programmes.

The number of people who are homeless in Kildare is more than Wicklow and Meath combined.

The three counties make up the Mid East Region where 38 families, including 163 children, were homeless in July.


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