THIS HOSTEL LIFE: How much are local authorities around the country paying for hostels, B&Bs, and hotels for the homeless?
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In March 2020, Dublin recorded the lowest number of families in emergency accommodation in three years. Yet, the numbers are still staggering with over 1,100 parents and children in B&Bs, hubs, and hotels.

In Dublin, more than €60 million was spent in 2018 providing emergency accommodation for homeless people at hotels, B&Bs, and guesthouses.

But is this practice only confined to the capital, or has it spread further than that?

We know that emergency accommodation like this is particularly unsuitable for families, especially those with small children.

Even so-called ‘homeless hubs’ have been found to have a devastating impact on the life of younger kids.


We want to look at every local authority in the country and find out how they are dealing with homelessness in their areas.

We will get data on how much is being spent on hotels, B&Bs, and guesthouses right around the country.

Where possible, we will look to identify the providers of this accommodation and how much they are earning for their services.

Have you had a personal experience of emergency accommodation like this that you would like to share, contact us at [email protected]

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