Targeting areas like Cavan and Monaghan first could help national homelessness

Targeting areas with lower homeless numbers such as Cavan and Monaghan could help tackle the national homelessness crisis. In Cavan 11 people were recorded as being homeless, with Monaghan recording 4 at the end of April this year.

Frances Doherty, the head of communications with the Peter McVerry Trust, stated that because the North-East region covers Cavan, Monaghan, and Louth, people and families who need emergency accommodation in the region could be housed anywhere in the North East when they present as homeless to their local authority.

Speaking on The Wider View he explained that the lower numbers of homelessness in Cavan and Monaghan means that focus on theses counties could help wipe out homelessness in these areas altogether;