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Almost 2800 children in Dublin languish in homelessness thanks to Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil – Denise Mitchell TD

3 September, 2019 - by Denise Mitchell TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Dublin Denise Mitchell TD has said that Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is not up to the task of solving the homelessness crisis in Ireland and that his Government’s actions are only contributing to a worsening situation.

Responding to the latest homelessness figures, those for July, released by the Department of Housing, the Dublin Bay North TD said:

“1,265 families in Dublin, representing almost 2,800 children, are still trapped in homelessness. The number of children in emergency accommodation across the state has only increased since the last set of figures were released.

“The Minister may say that the number of adults has not increased. I say that remaining static is not making progress. Not for those raising their families in hotel rooms.

“Fianna Fáil protected Minister Murphy in the face of a no confidence vote brought forward by Sinn Féin this time last year. If they were buying their political ally time to fix the mess that they had a hand in creating, Minister Murphy has squandered that time.

“Minister Murphy and his government are not up to the task of solving the homelessness crisis in this country. Their devotion to the private market is shortsighted and only leading to a greater problem with spiralling rents and a subsequent lower standard of living for families across the state.” 

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