A homeless ‘shelter pod’ placed on Molesworth Street, Dublin (top) and being removed this morning (above)
You may recall how on the morning of February 15, 2016, homeless campaign group Gimme Shelter Ireland erected four ‘shelter pods’ across Dublin.
One was placed outside the Central Bank on Dame Street; one opposite the Dáil on Molesworth Street, next to where Jonathan Corrie died in December 2014; one beside Busáras facing the Custom House; and one on O’Connell Street.
The pod placed outside the Central Bank was removed later that day.
Further to this…
Seán Kenehan, in Lovin’ Dublin, writes:
A homeless ‘shelter pod’ on Molesworth Street was demolished and removed by the council in the early hours of this morning.
It had been home to Columb Fogarty, a homeless writer who just last night detailed his experience living on the streets in an article he wrote for Lovin Dublin.
Columb was given just five minutes to clear out when the removal happened suddenly at 7am – and some of his belongings were still in the shelter when it was destroyed.
This homeless ‘shelter pod’ outside the Dáil was destroyed by the council this morning (Lovin’ Dublin)
Previously: For Pod’s Sake
Pics: Rabble and Lovin’ Dublin
Keep the recovery going lads.
You’re right; the fact that some people are homeless means that nothing has improved in the past 5 years.
Not just “some” – more than three times as many people are homeless now as five years ago, actually. And that does suggest that something’s not right.
Are you this intelligent in real life, Rob?
Not a lot of compassion there Rob….
Jaypers. Did you actually know about the homelessness figures before you made that statement?
should build a concrete replacement
How’s that writing career working out for him?
How’s your commenting career working out?
I’m sorry to say this but I’m glad. They built*great idea by the way* these pods where they knew they would get the most “news worthy” response. I understand the think behind the placement but did you really think the pods could stay
Yeah, imagine that!! Engaging in a non-violent, publicity-savvy stunt in an effort to shame the authorities into doing what they should have done long ago. It’s a disgrace, actually.
You completely missed the point.
No, I didnt
“I’m glad” + “did they really think the pods could stay”
It’s you who missed the point
I think if anybody is missing the point it’s you my friend
Why are you glad?
Were they expecting anything different?
They couldn’t let him take his stuff out?
They had to use a frickin digger arm?
I can understand them destroying the pods.
I don’t agree but I can understand it.
But be a damn human.
it’s the view from the top down, the government view the homeless as sub-human (one could argue that this is a view held by many of the rich). It’s no surprise that the local authority would act in the same way.
Lovin Dublin, that famous friend of drug addicts, drunks and beggars, is concerned about the homeless? don’t make me fupping laugh
The stuff they’ve run on this was pretty good piece in fairness.
EPIC HOMELESS PODS SERVING UP THE MOST EPIC WINGS IN DUBLIN! DUBLIN YOU BIG #RIDEBAG
They’re like Jesus?
Columb has a brand new pair of air max in one if those pics; go figure
The financial and political class don’t want to see the homeless.
They want to give something to charity but they don’t want to SEE the homeless OK?
And they don’t want their tax to go towards building social housing for the people they employ on zero hour contracts.
Punishing the man for sharing his story essentially….
It’s a shame however the rise in homelessness and subsequent increase media attention is getting exploited by ALOT of chancers. Walked through town yesterday and counted three lads begging while on mobile phones.
Saw a van pull up outside dunnes on George’s st 3 weekends ago and a team of 5/6 women with matching dogs all hop out and assemble on the best vantage points with sleeping bags in hands. All orchestrated by one burly looking guy telling each one which atm to sit at. These are all irish too! By just walking around the city and looking at the people begging, the brand new footwear, the dogs all from the same litter, the mobile phones in hand, you quickly start to doubt just how true this homeless crisis is.