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Report claims 67% of Dublin's homeless families come from two areas of city

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Report claims 67% of Dublin's homeless families come from two areas of city

Data released by Focus Ireland shows that almost 70% of Dublin homeless families come from two specific areas of the city.

Of the 307 families surveyed, 118 (38%) previously lived in the Blanchardstown/Mulhuddart area while 89 (29%) used to reside in the Ballymun/Finglas region.

The remainder of the top five areas where homeless families used to live is made up of Lucan, Drumcondra/Donnycarney and Crumlin/Drimnagh.

The report also released figures on the ages of children who are suffering through homelessness, surveying a total of 636 children who are part of homeless families.

Out of 516 homeless kids, 47% were aged between zero and four, 30% were between five and eight years old while the final 23% fell between the ages of nine and twelve.

The report also states that that while the number of newly homeless families in Dublin fell in November last year, the total number of families who are living in emergency accommodation has continued to grow