Thursday 21 February 2019

Tubridy 'angry and sick' over child homelessness

Ryan Tubridy with children from St Margaret’s School Choir, Dublin, at the launch of the St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal at its HQ in Sean McDermott Street, Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin
Ryan Tubridy with children from St Margaret’s School Choir, Dublin, at the launch of the St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal at its HQ in Sean McDermott Street, Dublin. Photo: Tony Gavin
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy said the number of children facing homelessness has made him feel "angry and sick".

The presenter was speaking at the launch of St Vincent de Paul's Annual Appeal. This year, SVP expects 50,000 families to seek its help over the winter months.

The RTÉ star said the launch was of particular resonance to him, given the large number of children facing homelessness.

"This year is the most important year to be here because there are over 3,000 children homeless and that makes me angry and sick.

"I'm not a politician but I am a little voice as the 'Toy Man' and I have to have their back," the presenter of 'The Late Late Toy Show' said.

Irish Independent

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