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Joe Duffy gives tour of RTE studio to homeless teen who dreams of radio career

Geraldine Gittens

Published 16/09/2015 | 16:52

Carlos and Lorraine with Joe Duffy.
Carlos and Lorraine with Joe Duffy.
Carlos and Lorraine with Joe Duffy.

A teenager who was forced to sleep rough after his Junior Cert exams this summer got a first-hand experience of his dream career today.

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Carlos Wolfe got seven honours in his exams while staying in emergency accommodation on the North Circular Road in Dublin with his mother Lorraine.

He received widespread support for his strength and dedication for sitting his Junior Cert while supporting Lorraine, who suffers from Crohn’s disease, while they were homeless.

Today, Carlos and Lorraine called into RTÉ Radio 1 today to meet Joe and his Liveline team and have a look at the radio studio.

Carlos and Lorraine have helped to highlight the extent of the homelessness crisis in Dublin by speaking on Liveline throughout the summer.

Carlos, who hopes to pursue a career in radio, studied while he was living in temporary accommodation and on the streets, at one point sleeping in the Mater Hospital's emergency department.

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