Homeless charity, Focus Ireland, say the homeless figures for September 2017, announced by Minister Eoghan Murphy show yet another record number of men, women and children experiencing homelessness
With the help of volunteers and several homeless charities the Capuchin Day Centre stayed open for the duration of the storm and offered extra 120 beds for rough sleepers.
One of the country’s leading homeless campaigners has said that he is in favour of temporarily bringing back bedsits – but only if they are of ‘acceptable quality’. Fr Peter McVerry made his comments when interviewed this week on Newstalk Radio. The single room accommodation was outlawed in 2013 because so many of the single
“We believe if the legislation had been passed as many as twenty of the families who became homeless in Dublin every month would still have a home” – Sr Stan.