Sunday 26 March 2017

Council removes temporary shelter at Dáil

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Wayne O'Connor

Wayne O'Connor

A homeless 'shelter pod' outside the Dáil was demolished and removed by Dublin City Council yesterday morning.

The council said the small wooden structure had been causing an obstruction and posed a health and safety risk to the public.

A man who had been sleeping in the structure for a number of weeks was told to remove his belongings from the 'shelter pod' outside the Lovin' Dublin office on Molesworth Street before 8am yesterday.

Graham Kinsella was going into the office when he saw council staff dismantling the temporary structure.

"A truck moved in with a grabber on it and they had the thing torn out of there in a number of seconds.

"I pulled up at 7.20am yesterday morning and the whole thing was gone by 7.30am.

"He was making a statement by staying there in a prominent location - but the man who was living there was devastated."

Irish Independent

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