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Wicklow Charity Tiglin Expand Services At New Facility In Kildare

President Michael D Higgins has opened a new facility in Naas today, aimed at providing housing for those affected by homelessness.

Homeless figures nationally have risen 23% in the past year to a total of almost 10,000 people and of those,1,230 were aged between 18 and 24.

The President says the housing policy here is a 'disaster'.

Michael D Higgins was speaking as he opened a centre for homeless young adults in County Kildare this afternoon.

The facility in Naas will be run by Tiglin and accommodate seven men and five women between the ages of 18 and 25.

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