Over 100 people presented as homeless to Roscommon council last year

New figures show 112 people presented as homeless to Roscommon County Council last year.

But about half of those were not given accommodation by the local authority.

A total of 41 men, 33 women and 38 children presented as homeless to the council last year.

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The reasons for being without a home included domestic violence, family disputes, disputes with neighbours, fire damage to a property, evictions and barring orders.

The 112 people comprised 66 household units.

Thirty of these were provided with B&B accommodation, but 36 were not accommodated as the council said they’d have alternative accommodation.

The local authority spent €35,000 on homeless services in 2018.