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Saturday 24 February 2018

Surge in families losing homes

THE number of families becoming homeless in Dublin has doubled in the past six months, a charity has warned, writes David Young.

With 16 families now losing their home every month in the capital, there are currently five children a week being made homeless in the city, according to Focus Ireland.

The charity said it had recorded an almost 20pc increase in enquiries from people across Ireland who have been made homeless, or were in fear of becoming so, over the past year.

The charity highlighted the problem as it appealed for public donations to help its work.

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