Wednesday 15 August 2018

VIDEO: 'I just stayed awake and watched the kids' - mother and children forced to sleep in Garda station

Margaret Cash, and her children Johnny (11), Tommy (10), Miley (7), Jim (4), Rocky (2), Andy (1) made headlines when the Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) charity posted photographs of the children sleeping on chairs in a waiting area with no bedding or blankets.

Yesterday they said they went to the homeless section of South Dublin County Council to try again to secure accommodation, but to no avail.

At lunchtime they said they then made their way to the offices of the ICHH on Amiens Street in the city centre where coordinated efforts were made to find them accommodation until Monday.

Speaking to members of the media, Ms Cash described how she spent the entire night in tears.

Read more: Comment: Housing Minister loves a photo op - but pictures of children sleeping in garda stations should come back to haunt him

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