A fourth local authority has confirmed it removed families from its March homelessness figures, who remain in accommodation funded from its homelessness budget, at the request of Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Limerick City and County Council removed 24 families from its figures between February and March, all of whom remain in a family hub at Childers Road. A spokesman for the council told The Irish Times: “In March 2018 there were 68 families in emergency accommodation in Limerick. Last month, this number was reduced to 44 families due to the transitioning of the Childers Road Family Initiative into long-term accommodation . It consists of 30 apartments and became operational in December 2017 with a view to assisting families experiencing crisis accommodation issues.
Source: The Irish Times May 16, 2018 19:30 UTC