The number of homeless people in Ireland has reached an all-time high, shooting up by 350 people in the month of November.
The latest figures show that as of last month, 3,333 children are now without homes with 1,530 families staying in hotels and over 5,500 adults in emergency accommodation.
That means that more than one in three of nearly 8,857 homeless people in the state is a child.
Inner City Helping Homeless have called the rocketing figures a "national disgrace" and said they would be even higher if they included people couch surfing or sleeping rough outside Dublin City centre.
"The time has now come for the Government to take the decisions it has shied away from for several years," said ICHH CEO Anthony Flynn.
This includes actively building social housing, taxing those who hoard building land and protecting the rights of tenants facing eviction.”