Saturday 21 January 2017

Colum Kenny: What about the right to life of our homeless citizens?

Published 23/12/2012 | 05:00

At least four people have died from exposure on our streets so far this winter in the Republic of Ireland.

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He froze to death this month, just down the road. Each week I had been passing a homeless man near the church. I said that he was dying before our eyes. I felt guilty.

And then there was one recent night in Dublin. A young man approached me. He was sober, decent and worried, and he needed a few euro for a hostel. It was none of my business, but I asked him why. He said that he had been working for a small company that fixed up places for landlords when tenants left. It had gone bust.

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