Watch: In-depth - Surviving the night on the capital’s streets
On the same cold December night that Taoiseach Enda Kenny took part in a soup run and later promised to deal with the country’s spiralling homeless crisis, our reporter Sam Griffin also took to the streets. Nine months on, he finds out the only thing that has improved is the weather...
This time, there’s no perished men shaking with the cold outside the GPO. And the requests for heavy winter jackets and thick blankets have been replaced by those for lighter tops, tracksuit bottoms, underwear and toiletries.
But still sandwiches are handed out; hot tea is still poured into plastic cups; and still those with no home to go to depend on the goodwill of others to survive another night. The weather has improved but the stories remain the same.
The Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) organisation, now approaching its second anniversary, continues to pound the capital’s streets every night.