This lunchtime.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Artist Will St Leger (above with loud speaker) choreographs a living art piece outside Dáil Eireann to highlight the homeless crisis using volunteers with sleeping bags.

More as Will arranges it.

All pics by Mick Caul

Yesterday: Bring Your Own Bag


Further baggage.


19 thoughts on “Wake Up

  1. Termagant

    I’m sure that now that our government has been informed that there is a homelessness crisis they’ll swoop in and deal with it quickly and effectively. I can only assume they haven’t heard anything about it until this morning.

    1. dav

      You would, by their inaction up to this point, that they haven’t. Or that they really don’t care.
      I go for the latter, their leader’s hatred of the poor is known

    2. Nigel

      If they haven’t heard anything about it since this morning they will conveniently forget it. Keep the pressure on.

    1. Rob_G

      Look how few people were able to turn up, given that so many people are back in full-time employment these days…

  2. snowey

    i really like his show on phantom fm. but I like his politics a lot less.

    this cause seems worthy but I fear it lacks the “nuts, bolts and detail” required.
    many homeless aren’t homeless because they don’t have a home..there are other issues.

    I don’t know what the solution but building more houses isn’t it.
    And giving free forever homes isn’t it either.

  3. ollie

    Leo Vradkar: Uh, hi, Homeless Dude. What can I do for you?
    Homeless Dude: Sir, I need to know where I can get some business Sleeping Bags.
    Leo Vradkar: Sleeping Bags? My goodness, what an idea. Why didn’t I think of that? Sleeping Bags! Homeless Dude, there’s four places. There’s the Sleeping Bag Hut, that’s on third.
    Homeless Dude: Uh-huh.
    Leo Vradkar: There’s Sleeping Bags-R-Us, that’s on third too. You got Put-Your-Butt-There.
    Homeless Dude: Mm-Hmm.
    Leo Vradkar: That’s on third. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot… Matter of fact, they’re all in the same complex; it’s the Sleeping Bag complex on third.
    Homeless Dude: Oh, the Sleeping Bag district!
    Leo Vradkar: That’s right.

    Leo Vradkar: Back to the Sleeping Bags, my friend. You know, there’s a little place called Mary Ann’s Sleeping Bags. The nice thing about that place is Mary Ann gets in the Sleeping Bag with you.
    Leo Vradkar: I’m just kidding.
    Homeless Dude: Oh.
    Leo Vradkar: You know who invented the Sleeping Bag, Homeless Dude?
    Homeless Dude: No.
    Leo Vradkar: There’s something for you to do: find that out.

  4. Christopher

    There’s been a Roma guy “sleeping” outside Shanahans on the green in a sleeping bag all of the past 2 days. It’s normally a Roma woman begging there so I guess they are switching up the act to cash in on the interest in homelessness at this time of year.

    Pardon my cynicism.

  5. Digs

    Nice to see he has a few friends and friends of friends giving him a dig out. Hopefully someone will now realise we have homeless people. Phew.

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