Without an ID, the homeless person has to have their identity confirmed by a Garda.
But if you do not have ID, how does the Garda confirm your identity?
“Without garda confirmation regarding their identity, the person cannot be assigned a bed.” https://t.co/pv4QiuaSmS
— Simon McGarr (@Tupp_Ed) January 31, 2019
The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE) has confirmed that it had a bed available for a homeless man being helped by campaigner Fr Peter McVerry last night, but whose identity could not be verified and who therefore could not be accommodated.
The DRHE’s Bevin Herbert confirmed the agency’s protocol was to verify the identity of anyone seeking a bed. If – as in last night’s case – the person was a first-time user of the service, and therefore not already registered on the DRHE system, he or she is asked to have the Gardaí verify their identity.
This is to ensure they are over 18, to confirm that no warrants are outstanding against them and there is no other security issue.