Dublin City Council to spend extra €23m on fighting homelessness

Dublin City Council is to allocate an extra €23m next year to combat the homelessness crisis.

Some €147.3m will be spent on homeless services next year, according to the Irish Daily Mail, after 1,138 families accessed emergency accommodation last month in the city.

Councillors are currently reviewing the figures contained in a draft budget for 2018 ahead of an annual budget meeting next month.

The document also shows that €35m is expected to be spent on modular pre-fab homes.

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