The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage have released their Monthly Homelessness Report for November of last year.

The report shows that there were 8,048 adults accessing local authority managed Emergency Accommodation during the week of their research (21-27 November).

5,655 adults of the total figure were in Dublin, with the next highest figure coming in the South-West (Cork and Kerry), at 595.

In the West of Ireland, there were 330 people accessing the Emergency Accommodation.

265 people in the West were situated in Galway, while 65 were in the Mayo/ Roscommon region.

104 people were located in the North-West, with 58 in Sligo and 46 between Donegal and Leitrim.

In terms of age brackets in the total study, there were 4,288 people aged between 25 and 44, 2,220 between 45 and 64, and 1,371 between 18 and 24.

169 people in the study were aged over 65.

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