Spending on homeless services in Kerry and Cork last year rose by 55%.
A report published by the Department of Housing showed that total spending on homeless services across the 2 counties exceeded €11.5 million for 2018.
The South-West Region Local Authority Homelessness Financial Report detailed that €1.7 million of that amount was spent on emergency accommodation in Kerry alone.
Arlington Lodge in Tralee made up over €300,000 of that figure.
Spending on homelessness prevention measures for the region rose to almost €1.4 million.