Homeless faces shame our nation 'once again'
Going from a property bubble to a homelessness and housing crisis, while enduring endless guff from the Government on great strides being made, it is pertinent to ask: why are 9,000 people still without a roof over their heads?
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has refused to guarantee that the number will be reduced by this time next year. He insists he has the resources to solve the problem - but won't provide a timeline. This matters.
Last Christmas, the headlines were about homeless people taking over Apollo House. There were soothing soundbites and calls to action - yet the crisis worsens.