On Air Now Declan Meehan 2:00AM - 3:30AM Email
Now Playing More Music East Coast FM

New Figures Show Rise In Homeless Numbers In County Wicklow

New data released by the Department of Housing shows 42 people in the county were living in emergency accommodation last month.

That's up from 36 in December.

Kildare, Meath and Wicklow make up the Mid East Region where, last month, 40 families, including 105 children, were homeless in Janua

9,987 people were living in emergency acommodation nationwide last month, an increase of 234 people on December.

Government policy is failing to tackle the deepening crisis of homelessness in this country.

That's the view of housing charity Focus Ireland.

Sinn Fein have called on Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to resign describing the figures as an 'outrage'.

Focus Ireland's Roughan McNamara, says the government is clearly repeating mistakes of the past

More from Wicklow News


  • East Coast FM

    3:30am - 6:00am

  • Rob & Laura

    6:00am - 10:00am

    They’re like your best friends, just having a chat over a cuppa, a laugh and providing great craic! There’s fantastic contests, a host of segments like ‘Listopia’ and ‘The Word on Entertainment’ all played out against a backdrop of the best mu

  • Declan Meehan

    10:00am - 12:00pm

Co Wicklow Weather

  • Bray

    Sunny intervals

    High: 12°C | Low: 9°C

  • Wicklow

    Sunny intervals

    High: 12°C | Low: 9°C

  • Arklow

    Sunny intervals

    High: 13°C | Low: 8°C

  • Blessington

    Sunny intervals

    High: 12°C | Low: 8°C

  • Baltinglass

    Sunny intervals

    High: 12°C | Low: 7°C

Listen Live