Seanad debates

Thursday, 20 December 2018

11:10 am

Photo of Lynn RuaneLynn Ruane (Independent) | Oireachtas source

No, only a few lines. It continues:

In a recent report on homelessness, three families surveyed said that they are waking their children up at half past five in the morning just to ensure access to a communal bathroom and allow enough time to get to school. This means that children are being sleep deprived and are unable to concentrate at school. In total, 2,245 new social homes were built last year which is 189 below the target of 2,434. Our nation is being mislead by these false promises.

The issue of homelessness in Ireland in his day and age is disgraceful, and we will no longer tolerate it. Our government’s lack of involvement is jeopardising the lives of the youth. Prosperity is not solely economical, but it lies in the happiness and wellbeing of the people. We are begging you to solve this crisis and show that homelessness is a problem all year round, not just at Christmas. We need action not just words, your people are calling.

Yours faithfully,

Justice & Peace, Loreto Secondary School Wexford.


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