Tuesday 24 January 2017

Behind the homelessness figures are suffering human beings

Published 17/08/2015 | 02:30

The Government has a duty to help
The Government has a duty to help

Recently, I helped in selling daffodils for Our Lady's Hospice. I and my friend decided we would walk around the many streets and lanes of Dublin in an attempt to sell our daffodils.

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We came across a man on Wicklow Street. Just from the clothes he was wearing and the state he was in you could tell that this man was one of many people sleeping rough in Dublin.

As we approached him, he waved us over to him, stood up and said: "May I please get a daffodil off you?" What he did next made my heart feel heavy, as it would with anyone else.

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