Unacceptable and clearly not working – Government’s handling of the homeless crisis questioned as figures pass 10,000 – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Unacceptable and clearly not working – Government’s handling of the homeless crisis questioned as figures pass 10,000




The Government have come on for strong criticism after latest figures showd that there are currently over 10,000 people living in emergency accommodation.

According to new figures published by the Department of Housing there are currently 6,480 adults and 3,784 children living in emergency accommodation across Ireland.

The latest figures which were announced by the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy on Wednesday, have been met with stern criticism from opposition TD’s and homeless advocacy groups alike.

Although the Government claim they remain committed to addressing the crisis, both Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan and Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin have said the Government’s plan is clearly not working.

Both Ms O’Sullivan and Mr O Broin have said the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland programme is not working and have called on the Taoiseach and Housing Minister to introduce emergency measures.

Meanwhile homeless advocacy groups have also criticised the Government’s handling of the crisis, saying it is unacceptable that the list is continuing to grow.

The latest figures has also put further question marks on the Housing Minister’s future as many feel he should re-consider his position.

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