No Quick Fix

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Homelessness and addiction in Dublin.

Tom Sheppard writes:

I work for Merchants Quay Ireland, the homeless and addiction charity. As everyone knows, there’s a major housing and homeless crisis going on.

What is less discussed is how homelessness is drawing people into addiction and often keeping them there.

We’ve produced this short film (above) to try and deepen people’s understanding of these issues.

It’s the first time we’ve allowed cameras into our services like this, and we did it because we think it’s an important story to tell.

Merchants Quay

6 thoughts on “No Quick Fix

  1. McVitty

    We’ll end up with the same private caterers being contracted to supplying sub-par food to prisons, hospitals and homeless shelters…everyone eating warmed up toast that was toasted somewhere outside the M50 hours earlier….

  2. I can't think of a name

    I’m not stupid, but I struggle to understand how we got here.

    The affected have no voice.
    The unaffected have nothing to say.
    ………..WTF?

    If you can’t vote, don’t call your TD.
    You don’t count.

    Why are people not fighting about this?

    I don’t understand it.

  3. SOQ

    How about everyone contact The Caseys of south Armagh? They appear to know all the answers, especially when it comes to planning permissions.

  4. Liam Deliverance

    Great video, I was not aware that MQI provided services to this level, it must be a tough job, keep up the great work.

  5. Ray

    Well done Merchants Quay. A helpful insight into the reality of addiction and homelessness. Thanks for making a difference.

  6. diddy

    why focus on addicts? can we have an doco on working people being forced to live in Portland so while inner city apartments are turned into favellas? and when all new development is for tourists?

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