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Earlier today.

Members of the UK Labour Party in Dublin and supporters met at the James Connolly statue in Dublin city to call on Irish people living in the UK to vote Labour.

Brendan Howlin (out of picture).

Dan O’Neill writes:

We are here to call on Irish people living in the UK to turn out and vote Labour tomorrow.

For years now the UK has witnessed the Tories closing libraries, maternity and accident and emergency departments, mental health facilities, women’s refuges, services for people with disabilities and nurseries. And yet tax cuts keep coming for the rich.

The Conservatives have created division at every opportunity — the division that led to Brexit, and has driven a wedge between our two islands.

The Conservative Party’s reckless handling of Brexit has not just undermined the future wellbeing of the UK economy, but it has also greatly jeopardised the wellbeing of the Irish economy. Their willingness to play political games with the day-to-day lives of people on both sides of the Irish Sea is, frankly, unforgivable.

The UK Labour Party calls for a society which puts everyone first, rather than putting the interests of the wealthy above all else. One in which workers enjoy some security rather than being forced onto zero-hour contracts; one which protects the right of those at work to have their say in their workplace.

We support the UK Labour Party and urge our Irish friends living and working in the UK to do the same.

Thanks Dan

Meanwhile…

Double Down News writes:

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell takes on the mainstream media, fake news and Theresa May in this election eve rundown.

FIGHT!

In Ballsbridge.

This afternoon.

Supporters of the Paris climate agreement gather to protest against US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw America from the 2015 accord.

Pic: Dublin Cycling

Video: Ruairí McKiernan

Related: Paris climate agreement: World reacts as Trump pulls out of global accord – as it happened (The Guardian)

Sleeping rough in Dublin city centre last night

Last night.

Some 162 people – 132 males and 32 females – slept on the streets of Dublin, according to Inner City Helping Homeless.

Further to this…

Olivia Kelly, in The Irish Times, reports:

Almost half the homeless families currently living in hotels in Dublin are to be moved to nine “family hub” emergency accommodation centres across the city and county.

The facilities, which have been leased by Dublin City Council for five years, will cater for approximately 380 families

Just one of the hubs is a former hotel, Lynam’s Hotel on O’Connell Street, with the remaining eight including buildings owned by religious institutions, large family houses, and former industrial premises.

More than 1,000 families are currently in emergency accommodation and 815 of those are living in hotels. Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has set a deadline of July 1st to end the use of commercial hotels for homeless families.

Number of homeless families in Dublin hotels to be nearly halved (Olivia Kelly, The Irish Times)

Yesterday: No Homes To Go To

Previously: Social And Affordable Housing Are Not The Same

Pic: Anthony Flynn