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Sinn Féin will end homelessness scandal – Adams

22 February, 2016 - by Gerry Adams

 Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has described the latest homelessness figures as “shocking” and said they make a mockery of Government claims to be dealing with the crisis.

 Gerry Adams said:

 “Official figures show 125 families in Dublin became homeless last month. This represents a record monthly level.

 “According to the Dublin Region Homeless Executive, the number of such families in emergency accommodation now stands at 769, which includes 1,570 children.

 “These figures make a mockery of Government claims to be tackling this crisis.

 “In recent years, the Government ignored repeated appeals by Sinn Féin and others to deal with what amounts to a housing emergency.

 “Families forced to live on the streets, in cars or in emergency accommodation is a scandal in any modern society.

 “In Government, Sinn Féin will end this scandal by delivering €5 billion in capital spending on housing over the next five years to ensure the delivery of 36,500 new social and affordable homes.” 

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