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Louth homeless figure falls for the third month in a row

Louth homeless figure falls for the third month in a row

The number of people registered as homeless in Co Louth fell by a further 15.5% in October.

That’s according to the latest Homelessness Report from the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government.

There were 131 people registered as homeless in the county in the period from October 21st to October 27th, down from 155 in September, 170 in August and 180 in July.

That means the number of people homeless in Louth has fallen by 27.2% since the summer.

This was still up however from the 124 people who were declared homeless in the county in October 2018. This represented an increase of 5.6%.

Nationally there were 5,999 adults registered as homeless at the end of September as well as 3,725 dependents.

The figures emerged as Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy survived a motion of no confidence by just three votes last night. The motion was defeated by just three votes, with the final numbers standing at 56 votes to 53.

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