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Drop In Number Of Children Homeless In The Midlands

The figure fell from 22 to nine in the space of a month.

The number of children in emergency accommodation in the midlands has fallen.

Five families were homeless in the region last month, including nine children - according to latest figures published by the Department of Housing this afternoon.

That compares to 12 families and 22 children in June.

65 adults were recorded as homeless in July, unchanged from the previous month, with 21 in Laois and 22 in Westmeath and in Offaly.

Chair of Midlands Simon, Mark Cooney, says they're still struggling to keep up with demand:

The national figure is on the rise - with a total of 8,132 people in emergency accommodation last month.

Roughan MacNamara from Focus Ireland says they fear this trend may continue:

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