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Adult, child & family homeless all up again — Rebuilding Ireland is failing - Eoin Ó Broin TD

30 April, 2019 - by Eoin Ó Broin TD


Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has said that Rebuilding Ireland is "failing those in greatest housing need". 

The Dublin Mid-West TD's comments come as the Department of Housing confirm that in March adult, child and family homelessness have all increased again.

Deputy Ó Broin said:

“The March homeless figures have just been released by the Department of Housing. They show that adult, child and family homelessness are all up since February.

“There are now 10,305 people officially classified as homeless by the Department of Housing, including 3,821 children.

“Of course the number is actually much higher. However it is once again clear that Rebuilding Ireland, the Governments housing plan, is failing those in the greatest need of housing.

“On May 18th people have an opportunity to demonstrate their anger at the failure of Eoghan Murphy and Leo Varadkar’s housing policy.

"The Raise The Roof in Dublin demo should be a massive show of anger by the public at a government who has turned its back on thousands of children.

“Until the Government accepts that Rebuilding Ireland is not working, and implements a new housing policy, things are going to get worse. 

"But only mass mobilisation on the streets alongside pressure in the Dáil and Council can secure this. 

"So join us in Dublin on May 18th and make sure your voice is heard.”

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