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Tonight.

At 8pm.

On Twitter.

The #MyNameIs campaign is calling on supporters to join their Twitter Storm to highlight the issues around homelessness and the chronic lack of housing.

The most recent Department of Housing figures showed there were 5,869 adults, 1,753 families and 3,829 children – a total of 9,698 individuals – staying in State-funded emergency accommodation in the final week of September last.

This was an increase of 171 individuals – 35 adults and 136 children.

Meanwhile…

The Raise the Roof rally in Dublin on October 3

On Friday, December 1.

At the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin 1, at 2pm.

A National Housing Demonstration will be held in Dublin, organised by the the National Homeless and Housing Coalition, who say:

After the massive success of the #RaiseTheRoof rally on October 3rd, when we had 12,000 on the streets outside Dáil Éireann, the National Homeless and Housing Coalition have called a national demonstration on the housing crisis to take place on December 1st at 2pm.

Huge momentum is building and grass roots groups campaigning, providing front-line services and advocating for action on the housing crisis, are calling for water style demonstrations to put pressure on the government.

More here

On Thursday, October 11.

From 7pm until 10pm.

On the pedestrian Sean O’Casey Bridge, – which links Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 and City Quay, Dublin 2.

MyNameIs and Inner City Helping Homeless will be holding their third annual Light The Liffey event in Dublin City Centre – to mark World Homeless Day.

They write:

The campaign marks the highest ever recorded number of people in homeless services with figures continually rising.

Come along on the night where we intend to #LighttheLiffey, remembering all of those lost in homelessness and all of those who are still trapped within the system.

You can donate on the night to light a candle or light one for free.

Children’s entertainment, hot drinks and music on the evening.

Light The Liffey 2018 (Facebook)