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Taoiseach can prevent closure of Dublin's 100 bed hostel – Doolan

6 May, 2016 - by Daithí Doolan

The proposed closure of Dublin’s Brú hostel would be a disaster for the city and one that can easily be avoided.

Speaking at today’s City Council housing committee meeting, Cllr. Daithí Doolan said:

“The proposed closure on May 31st of Dublin's 100 bed homeless hostel is unacceptable; particularly because the Government own the land. The Brú provides an excellent top of the range service. We cannot allow it to close.

“Dublin City Council housing committee is demanding that An Taoiseach intervene and prevent its closure. The incoming government claim that tackling homelessness is a priority and now is the time to prove it. A phone call from An Taoiseach could prevent the hostel’s closure.

“Dublin’s homeless services are stretched to breaking point. The most recent count put the number of rough sleepers at 102. If the closure goes ahead, those numbers will double over night. Services will not be able to cope with these numbers.

“An Taoiseach must ensure the Department of Communications allows the Brú hostel to remain open. Not to do so would be a disaster for Dublin.” 

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