Wednesday 14 November 2018

Oh, what fun we had, with homelessness

Politicians preside over suffering, the Dail plays with pain... welcome to the New Politics Show

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

This happened last Thursday. It's on the official record of the Dail - page 15, for November 24, 2016 Leaders' Questions. If you can stomach it. You think they've learned, you hope they've learned, and then you look at what's happening - and you know that for them it's not about achieving things; it's about keeping the show going.

The nights have taken a turn, but nothing like as cold as it's going to get. A good time, you might think, for politicians to look frankly at homelessness.

What, they might ask, will the long-term effects be, for hundreds of children on whom the B&B culture is inflicted, through no fault of their parents?

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