€44,948 spent on emergency accommodation in Monaghan since 2015

Monaghan County Council have spent €44,948 in 2015 housing people who have declared themselves as homeless.

The local authority has spent €24,998 housing people in BNB’s and another €19,950 in hostels.

The homelessness figure in Monaghan has more than doubled since 2015.

A total of 160 people have declared themselves as homeless to Monaghan County Council since 2015.

In a statement to Northern Sound News, Monaghan County Council say they recoup 90% of the costs from the Department of Housing and Local Government.