Revealed: Over 70 children homeless in Waterford and the South East
Figures provided by the Minister for Housing have revealed that 71 children were homeless in the South East region - which includes Waterford - in July of this year.
Independent TD Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for the number of children in emergency housing accommodation by county.
In a written response, Minister Eoghan Murphy said: "Monthly homelessness data reports are produced by housing authorities using the Pathway Accommodation & Support System (PASS), the single integrated national data information system on State-funded emergency accommodation arrangements overseen by housing authorities.
"While these monthly reports include a breakdown of adults based on accommodation type at county level, details in relation to dependents (typically children but may include dependent adults) are not available on a county level in my Department and are a matter for the relevant housing authorities."
However, the Minister provided the number of dependents in emergency accommodation in each region in July.
The South East region comprises Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford.