5 January 2024

~1 minutes read

Slight increase in homelessness across Galway during November

Share story:
Slight increase in homelessness across Galway during November

There was a slight increase in homelessness across Galway during November.

New figures from the Department of Housing show an increase from 261 in October, to 273 in November.

The number of children now in homelessness services across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon was 220.

Nationally, more than 13,500 people were living in emergency accommodation in November – a new record homeless figure.

The Department of Housing has released its November homeless figures – usually they are published at the end of each month however these were delayed due to Christmas.

They show there’s a record number of people living in emergency accommodation with the State total at 13,514.

That includes more than 4,000 children for the first time ever who are growing up in B&Bs and hotels.

Dublin has the largest proportion of those in emergency accommodation at 9,906 – which includes more than 3,100 children.

The figures from the Department of Housing do not include asylum seekers, women in refuge centres, rough sleepers or the so-called hidden homeless.

Share story:

Efforts to develop Greenway in Connemara take a new turn following County Council announcement

The efforts to develop a Greenway in Connemara have taken a new turn with the announcement by Galway County Council that they want to compulsorily acquire...

Three Galway non-profit organisations to receive €35,000 from Ireland Funds

Three Galway non-profit organisations are to receive €35,000 from the global philanthropic network the Ireland Funds. This support, through the Heart of...

Galway player collects prize of a quarter of a million euro at Lotto heaquarters

A Galway player has collected a prize of a quarter of a million euro at Lotto heaquarters in Dublin The player scooped the top prize in the Lotto Plus 2 d...

New MEP for Midlands North West calls for increased share of CAP in EU budget

Newly elected MEP for Midlands North West Nina Carberry is calling for an increased share of the Common Agricultural Policy in the EU Budget. The Fine Gae...