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Average monthly rents in the North West have increased significantly over the last five years.   They rose by nearly 40% in Leitrim while in County Sligo, rents rose by a third.   House prices have also skyrocketed in the region, with prices in Sligo and Leitrim rising by over…

Sligo tops latest homeless figures in the Northwest Latest figures from the Department of Housing shows there are currently 50 people homeless in the county. Nationally there has been a 3% raise in homelessness, raising 2% in the last month alone. In addition 29 people registered as homeless in Donegal…

A new kids book created by children experiencing homelessness will be launched today. ‘I Hope You Grow’ is in association with Kids’ Own Publishing and Focus Ireland, and was compiled by 15 children aged between 8 and 12 living in temporary accommodation in the Greater Dublin Area. It contains a…

As long as the Government fails to view housing as a fundamental right, homelessness figures will continue to rise in Donegal. That’s according to Independent TD, Thomas Pringle who says that government policies have led to the current crisis. The Donegal TD says that figures show the issue is on…

The Homeless Co-Ordinator with Sligo Social Services says the homelessness problem in the North West is far worse than what new figures reveal. Finbar Sweeney says their agency – which is only one of a number in this region – provides emergency night shelters for families and individuals. New figures…

A local TD is claiming there’s been a 66% increase during the past year in the number of homeless adults looking for emergency accommodation in the north west. Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty says there were 50 people in local authority managed emergency accommodation. This, he says, compares to 30 in…