Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has slammed both the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy for the handling of the current homeless crisis.
Mr Doherty who was speaking during Leaders Questions time, launched a scathing attack on both Government officials after latest figures published by the Department of Housing found that there is almost 10,000 people currently homeless in Ireland.
The heated exchange between the three men, came after the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Government was doing better handling the situation than the opposition would.
Mr Varadkar also stated that the current situation is ‘unbelievably frustrating’ as the Government is not seeing the results they would like to see given the commitment the Department of Housing as put into the crisis.
Those comments prompted a more than angry response from Mr Doherty who accused the Taoiseach of ‘having some cheek’ given that under his stewardship there are currently 10,000 homeless people across Ireland.
Mr Doherty who also called for the resignation of Mr Murphy, also questioned Taoiseach’s resolve by stating was that the best answer he could offer.
The Sinn Féin TD then went on to question Mr Murphy’s position as the Minister for Housing, when he criticised his performance in the job.
Mr Doherty seemingly asked the Dáil chamber the following question: “How much more worse can the crisis get and what level of child homelessness do we need to reach before Mr Murphy’s position becomes unabtainable.”