Increase in number sleeping rough in Dublin
The annual count of homeless people by some 100 surveyors from Dublin's Homeless Agency found 70 people sleeping rough on the streets of the capital. Conducted on a single night in November between 01.00 and 05.00, the report indicated an increase in the city's homeless community, up from 60 people in 2009.
The findings showed 54 men and eight women living on the streets, while the sex of the remaining eight individuals could not be determined as they were asleep during the survey.
The agency found 17 migrants sleeping rough, a decrease from 24 in 2009; the nationalities of a further 18 homeless people were unknown. However the report was clear that the amount of homeless Irish people had increased significantly, from 23 last year to 35 this year. Overall, the most common age among Dublin