Thousands Join Protest Demanding Action On Housing Crisis

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Thousands Join Protest Demanding Action On Housing Crisis


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Thousands have gathered for a major demonstration against homelessness.

The large crowd gathered at the Garden of Remembrance at lunchtime, before beginning their march towards City Hall.

The demonstration was organised by the National Housing and Homeless Coalition, which is calling for the Government to bring in a clear strategy to tackle the crisis.

The coalition includes homeless charities, trade unions and some political parties.

They are also demanding measures such as a minimum of 10,000 public homes a year and an end to evictions.

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald says the Government needs to do more.

She argued: "So far what we've seen from Leo Varadkar and Eoghan Murphy is an idea that they can sit back and just hope that things get better. That's not working.

"You can see people here today... the message is housing is a human right. The message also is that we're in a housing emergency, and the message to Government is wake up and smell the coffee."


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