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New Study Reveals Number of Homeless Irish Women Above European Average

By clodagh

July 11, 2017 at 11:05am

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A new survery conducted by Trinity College's Dr. Paula Maynock has shown that the number of Irish homeless women is well above the European average of 20 - 30%.

The Irish Independent reports that in Ireland, 42% of homeless people are women.

The study also shows that almost 70% of homeless people in Ireland are made up of families and single parents.

The study, Women's Homelessness in Europe, highlights the disparity amongst the homeless in Ireland. 

Two-thirds of homeless families are headed by single parents - the majority of which are women. 

The study also reveals the stark effects homelessness has on women, with reports of circulatory and respiratory problems, as well as mental health problems. 

The number of homeless women in Dublin also rises to 47%.

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