Sinn Féin will end homelessness scandal – 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.”