Child and family homelessness on the rise in Ireland after eviction ban lifted – Irish Mirror

Child and family homelessness is on the rise after a blanket ban on evictions was lifted.

And it has been cited as another damning indictment of failed Government housing policy by Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman, Eoin Ó Broin.

The latest figures from DRHE (Dublin Region Homelessness Executive) reveal that from the end of March to the end of April this year, 18 more families and 50 children entered homelessness in Dublin.

Overall, there are over 500 less children year on year in homelessness and there are still a total of 1,719 children registered as homeless and living in emergency accommodation.

But Mr Ó Broin said this is “very worrying” and he fears it could be the beginning of a trend.

Sinn Fein spokesperson on Housing Eoin O Broin. (Image: Gareth Chaney/Collins)

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