Homelessness over the last number of years has become an evolving and significantly challenging social issue in Ireland. Measuring the extent of homelessness is essential in order to address this problem. This is why the counting of homeless persons, dependents, and accommodation types is beneficial as it enables the measurement of progress being made on the issue. 

This sub-section presents data on homelessness in Ireland through a variety of indicators. They cover issues such as the total number of people in homelessness, total homeless single adults, families and households, total homeless adults and children and total homeless by their accommodation type. 

Please Note: On March 2018, A change was made to the classification criteria used to compile these statistics. As a result, the figures for March 2018 onwards are not comparable with previous months.