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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -2°C

# family homelessness

Last year
Government awarded E grade over child homelessness and urged to take immediate action
In December 2021 there were 1,077 families experiencing homelessness and 2,451 homeless children.
All time
'Mammy. I don't smile much anymore and I don't know why': Homelessness through the eyes of a child
The number of homeless children in ireland has quadrupled in three years.
'Once a fire is lit it's very hard to extinguish': Erica Fleming on fighting for other homeless families
Erica and her daughter spent 22 months homeless in Dublin.
'The problem is that these are institutions': Family hubs for homeless compared to direct provision
The number of children who are homeless is now at nearly 3,000.
'You had to walk through a pub to get to your room, the smell of drink and drugs was disgusting'
Each day this week, will highlight the cases of people affected by homelessness.
'My son said to me we'll need to put up a Christmas tree this year... please God we'll have a house first'
Family homelessness has shocked Ireland – we visit the South West to find children living in hotels and B&Bs.