Families made homeless as our 158 TDs dither
Only weeks ago, the streets of the country were thronged as we celebrated and marked the centenary of 1916 with pride.
But it doesn't say much about our journey towards a fairer society when later this month homeless families in hotels and B&Bs will have to be included in the census for the first time.
And, according to the Department of the Environment, every day in February saw another Irish family become homeless. There are now 912 families, including 1,881 children, without a home.