It’s the highest it’s ever been.
The number of people who are homeless in Ireland has reached an ‘un-imaginable’ level according to a number of charities.
Just under 11,400 people were in emergency accommodation last month.
More than 3,400 are children – an increase of 138 on September.
Wayne Stanley of the Simon Communities of Ireland says it’s the largest increase seen since May 2020 – in the first lockdown.
He said it’s “stark, shocking, and unacceptable.”
“The notion that we would pass 11,000 was unimaginable,” he added.