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State's Homeless Accommodation Full Or Under Pressure

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

09:15 20 Oct 2022

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Almost all of the state's emergency homeless accommodation is full or under major pressure.

According to the Irish Times, cabinet ministers were told the four Dublin local authorities have been at capacity at times over the summer and in the last number of weeks.

The memo said people looking for emergency housing in the capital were being sent to the likes of Kildare, Meath and Wicklow.

Anthony Walsh from Feed our Homeless is calling for the Cold Weather Strategy, which brings more homeless beds on stream during the wintermonths , to be brought forward;

"The issue that our night outreach time has, and we're out on the street each night, as you can see we've engaged now with a few rough sleepers but for now, anyone that wants a bed will not be able to get one" he said.

"We have this issue every single night for the last two and a half weeks, after 9.30pm coming up to 10 o'clock there's no beds left in the system."

Dublin City Council says the Cold Weather Strategy is implemented for the months between November and April.

Reporting by Josh Crosbie

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