Homeless people’s tents along the Royal Canal and an eviction notice served on a homeless person in August
Stephen McDermott, of Dublin Live, reports:
“Residents in Drumcondra have called for the removal of a number of tents along the Royal Canal, claiming the rough sleepers who are living in them are intimidating locals.
“And Dublin Live can exclusively reveal that Waterways Ireland has already asked those living in the tents to leave the area, as gardai continue to work on a plan to deal with the issue.”
And in relation to a residents meeting on November 7 about the matter…
“Fine Gael councillor for Dublin City Ray McAdam, who also attended the meeting, said that locals felt the site was becoming a “semi-permanent encampment”.
Mr McAdam added: “There would be a level of concern that the residents feel intimidation. Of course, everybody’s level of intimidation is different, but there’s an anxiousness about the potential for further anti-social behaviour.
“I’ve also heard that people who live there have seen an increase in behaviour, where ‘undesireables’ – to use the word of locals – are publicly drunk and inebriated, and the consequence of that is that it’s attracting similar activities into the area.
“My view is that there is a public order issue here and that the Gardai need to act.”
Fact: 147 people slept rough last night.
Fact: Beds were unavailable from 9pm last night.
Fact: The 200 promised beds are still not in the system
Fact: Enough is not being done, their will be more deaths. @ntlhomelessdemo pic.twitter.com/au7wnZBD6P
— Anthony Flynn (@AnthonyICHH) November 30, 2017