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Carlow Councillor in contact with 2 people who are sleeping in ‘undesirable conditions’

A local Sinn Féin Councillor says the latest figure for homelessness in Carlow is a ‘shocking’ one.

December figures show 25 people listed as homeless in the county compared with 10 last summer.

Councillor Jim Deane says he knows of at least 2 people in Carlow sleeping in vans at the moment.

And he says its not always easy for people to present to the housing services at such a difficult time in their lives..

He has suggested that the council should be more proactive in approaching people who find themselves in such difficult circumstances.