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Conor Murphy and Mickey Brady to join the Simon Community for Charity Sleep out

2 December, 2008 - by Mickey Brady

Local Sinn Féin Assembly Members, Conor Murphy and Mickey Brady have called for support for Thursday's sleep out in aid of the Simon community. This follows an announcement on Monday by the Department of Social Development that the number of homeless people in the North has risen to 9500.

Mr. Brady said,

"It is intolerable that anyone should be forced to sleep rough in this day and age. As the cold months are now upon us it is imperative that help is given to those people who are suffering the most.

"Sinn Féin has repeatedly called for a review into social housing supply and the housing allocation points system. These are two pressing issues that must be a dealt with immediately. I will be doing everything in my power to ensure that these people get the help that they need.

"A great initiative is being undertaken by the Simon Community here in Newry in the form of a sleep out on the 25th November. Myself and my Sinn Féin colleagues, Caitriona Ruane, Colman Burns and Pat McGinn will be supporting this initiative and I would urge anyone who is available to come down and help this worthy cause." ENDS

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