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Refugees Forced To Sleep Rough in Dublin

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Some refugees had to sleep rough in Dublin last night as they had nowhere to go.

It's after the CityWest transit hub had to close to new adult entrants yesterday. It's unclear when it will reopen. The hub is still processing applicants but adults can't avail of emergency accommodation there.

One homeless charity, Tiglin, reported a 30 per cent rise in its services as a result.

The organisation's Aubrey McCarthy says empty buildings in Dublin need to be opened up immediately as homeless services can't cope.

''We are bursting at the seams. We usually serve up to 250 people for dinner. We had a 30 per increase yesterday on just the meals. Then we had the same last night. If that continues you are going to have people asleep in sleeping bags in doorways.''

''We need to look at all options. You're walking around Dublin and you see old buildings and some are perhaps in NAMA and these have to be utilised''

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