NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE
Further to our report on President Michael D Higgins expressing concern about the continuing problem of homelessness in Ireland.
This evening in Dublin homelessness campaigners will stage a ‘sleep-out’ to mark world homelessness day. The sleep-out was due to start at the Dail building in Kildare Street at 8:00pm (Saturday 10th October). There will be parallel protests in other main cities in Ireland.
While the event is designed to draw attention to the plight of the homeless in Ireland and globally it also will recall the death of Jonathan Corrie a homeless man who died near Leinster House within sight of the parliament building last year.
One of those behind the event is Darren Bradley who has experience of the issue through family members said it is a chance for homeless people to be heard. He went on to say:
“We will be having a sleep-out and there will be hot food and plenty of faces that we can get to know and plenty of homeless so we can get their side of the story.
“The main objective is to call out a national homeless emergency.”
There’s a Facebook page at this link which gives further information (there is a brief TV3 clip on tonight’s protests) and is a campaigning group on this issue – please visit their site:
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