The Government have confirmed that they have set aside a sum believed to be in region of €25m to tackle the current homelessness crisis in Dublin.
It is understood that around 260 additional emergency beds will be provided for people currently sleeping on the streets. The move comes as the government claim to have set out a 20-point Action Plan to tackle the crisis.
It is also believed that a cafe will be opened as a meeting point for homeless people who do not wish to stay in the emergency accommodation being provided.
The government say that the plan will include the purchase of a hotel currently held by NAMA to provide the much needed accommodation, an assessment centre will also be opened to help homeless families.