A record number of people are registered as homeless in Ireland for the seventh month in a row.
The Department of Housing figures show the total has reached 11,754.
The total for January is 28% higher than a year ago, and 41% up on two years ago.
11,754 people were registered as homeless last month and accessing emergency accommodation.
🟥 Yet another record for emergency accommodation.
🔴 11,754 in January, including 3,431 children.
As always - the state figures don't include hidden homeless, rough sleepers, women in refuge, refugees or asylum seekers. https://t.co/aQDeENI58M
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) February 24, 2023
It includes 3,431 children - which is the highest number of children growing up in B&Bs and hotels in almost three years.
Dublin makes up 72% of the national figure where there's a total of 8,523 people homeless - including 2,577 children.
Housing charity Focus Ireland has called on the Government to extend the eviction ban which is due to lifted from the end of next month.
The figures released by the Department of Housing do not include refugees, asylum seekers, women in refuge centres, the hidden homeless, or rough sleepers.