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Family splits main cause of homelessness

Relationship breakdown leading cause of problem, research reveals

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

3rd April, 2016
The breakdown of family relationships is the leading cause of homelessness, according to new research

Family breakdown has emerged as the biggest single reason for people going into emergency homeless accommodation.

There are currently 760 families, including 1,600 children, being put up in hotels and B&Bs in Dublin due to the lack of supply in the private rental sector.

But new research by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive shows that the breakdown of family relationships, which can include separations, divorces and incidents of domestic violence, is a leading cause of...

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