Families to move into Popintree modular houses next month

Latest figures show that there are 790 families and 1,616 children living in emergency accommodation

Dublin City Council has said homeless families will move into the 22 modular homes in Poppintree in Ballymun in Dublin next month.

The project was originally meant to be completed by December but the Council say the units are now "substantially completed" with works to finish the entire estate expected to conclude in April.

The total cost is expected to be around €4.2m, meaning each unit cost around €190,000 to build.

Latest figures show that there are 790 families and 1,616 children living in emergency accommodation.

Local Sinn Fein Councillor Noeleen Reilly visited the site this afternoon: