Disgraceful: Horrified woman gives detailed account of how a gang of Dublin youths urinated on an innocent homeless man – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Disgraceful: Horrified woman gives detailed account of how a gang of Dublin youths urinated on an innocent homeless man




There are some stories and incidents that make us laugh and then there are others that bring a tear to our eye, and then sometimes there are stories and incidents that make us downright angry and the following series events certainly lives up to the latter.

The incident in question which involves a homeless man being urinated on by a gang of youths will surely fill you with anger and make you sick to your stomach given the fact that such acts of human indecency occurs in our very own capital city Dublin.

The harrowing ordeal which was documented by Julie O’Connor of Walking In THEIR Shoes charity will surely question what is wrong with our modern society.

In the following piece a clearly upset Julie describes exactly what happened on the night in quesion: Recently at 1.30am I got a phone call from one of my friend’s daughter. She was distressed and it took her a while to calm down and explain to me exactly what had happened. I was also a little perplexed as to why she was calling me.

“She had been waiting for a bus when she saw four youths approach a homeless guy sleeping,” Julie continues, “when one of of them actually urinated on the homeless guy right in front of her eyes, whist the others looked on laughing.

“Without thinking she ran over screaming at them to stop but after giving her abuse they ran off.”

Julie’s also explained how the charity took emergency measures to help the man, but that he was too embarrassed to accept any help

“At 67 years old he had fallen on hard times and admitted he had turned to the drink. But he refused to sleep in the hostels as he never felt safe,” the post reads.

“I tried to convince him to let me take him to the Merchant’s Quay Night Cafe where he could shower and change but he was just too embarrassed and ashamed. He also refused to let me call the gardaĂ­ to report the incident.

“Instead all I could do was encourage him to change out of the soiled top and trousers, wash himself down and put on a clean, dry change of clothing.”

“I have said I will call to see him tonight and have asked ICHH to keep an eye out for him on their travels in the area. Wish we could do more but apart from bring him home with me – what?”

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