Figures from the Department of Housing show that youth homelessness has soared over the last three years in Ireland, with the number of 18-24 year olds without a home now standing at 776, compared to 436 in 2014. Focus Ireland point to the reduced rate of social security available to this age group as a major cause of the rise. It is hoped that the Housing First for youth scheme, piloted in Limerick with promising results, can be rolled out to the rest of the country. See more on the story here.