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Latest Figures Show 45 People In Wicklow Accessed Emergency Accommodation During January

State figures show 45 people in Wicklow were among more than 13,500 nationwide registered as homeless last month.

The numbers from the Department of Housing for January 2024 are 15 percent higher than a year ago.

It shows there were 9,504 homeless adults last month, while there were 4,027 children growing up in emergency accommodation.

In Dublin the issue is most acute where 73% of the state's registered homeless are.

The state figures also show there are 197 people over the age of 65 who are registered as homeless.

The totals don't include refugees, asylum seekers, women in refuge centres, the so-called hidden homeless or rough sleepers.

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