Inner City Helping Homeless charity to be presented with European Award - Lynn Boylan MEP
The Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) charity are to be presented with the European Citizen's Prize in Brussels today (Tuesday), having been nominated by all four Sinn Féin MEPs earlier this year.
The award will be presented to Anthony Flynn, CEO of the charity, in the European Parliament building in Brussels.
Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin, Lynn Boylan, expressed her delight that ICHH have had their work helping the homeless, recognised in Europe:
"At a time when 10,000 people are currently homeless in Ireland, including over 1700 familes and just under 4,000 children, many Irish citizens have decided to roll up their sleeves and help those who have been abandoned by the Irish government.
"Anthony Flynn and his ICHH volunteers are such a group and the Citizen's Prize award, to be presented tomorrow, is international recognition for their incredible work. I am proud to have been part of the Sinn Féin team to have nominated ICHH for this award and I am delighted that their nomination has been successful.
"I would like to congratulate all the ICHH volunteers who work nightly on the streets of Dublin, The Citizens Prize is a thank you to each and every one of them."