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RTÉ reports:

New figures show that 468 families became homeless in Dublin last year, including 1,000 children. This amounts to more than one family a day becoming homeless in the capital, nearly double the rate of 2013 when 240 families were affected.”

“90% of them were homeless for the first time. Many are being housed in emergency accommodation such as hotels for long periods due to a critical shortage of affordable housing.

Over 450 families made homeless in Dublin last year (RTÉ)

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

12 thoughts on “A Family A Day

    1. Praetorian.

      Or the ‘Land conveyencing bill’ which was introduced to close a loophole for the banks is challenged.

    2. Sinabhfuil

      Scottser’s right. But it’s hard to know who’s going to regulate the rental market if 10% of TDs and senators are in trouble with buy-to-let mortgages (which suggests that a high proportion of politicians other than these may also be landlords).

  1. One Dub

    I walk through Dublin City Centre in the ‘early hours’ (4-6)
    When that guy was found dead on Kildare Street there was a sudden and dramatic decrease in the amount of people I saw sleeping on the street, but the numbers are gradually creeping back up again. Whatever was done at that stage by our Polyfilla Politicians obviously wasn’t enough.
    I’m as shocked as you are.

    1. One Dub

      I walk through Dublin City Centre in the ‘early hours’ (4-6)

      I should clarify…I meant that I walk through Dublin at some vague time between 4am and 6am.
      I don’t start at 4am and finish at 6am.
      Don’t be silly.

      I DO wear a cloak and drink the blood of virgins, but hey, who doesn’t these days?

      1. One Dub

        But seriously…
        I stop and talk.
        I don’t just throw someone a €2 coin and feel smug about being a mug who only meant to give them €1 in the first place. It doesn’t help in the long run.

        Stop and talk.

        The politicians know that homeless people don’t / can’t vote.

        The only voice they have is our voice.
        Rise it up.

  2. Kolmo

    Society is a secondary nuisance to those pulling the strings in Ireland, banks still run the show here, once they are happy, FG are happy, then maybe something might be done about the disparity of wealth in th country that lead to this horrific situation – but the banks won’t be happy. ever.

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