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Latest Figures Show 48 People In Wicklow Accessing Emergency Accommodation

New figures published by the Department Of Housing show 48 people in Wicklow were among 13,318 registered as homeless over Christmas.

The figure includes 3,962 children.

The total was a slight decrease on November's total as a number of people who live in emergency accommodation stay with family or friends over Christmas.

The figure of 13,318 is 14% higher than Christmas 2022.

In Dublin, the issue is most severe where there are 6,754 homeless adults and 3,020 children growing up in B&Bs and hotels.

The state's total does not include refugees, asylum seekers, women in refuge centres, rough sleepers or the so-called hidden homeless.

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