By OLIVIA KELLY
How much has homelessness risen by? The number of homeless people in Dublin is up by 26 per cent for the first six months of the year compared with the first six months of 2010.
That’s a huge increase in a short space of time It is. In addition, the Dublin Simon Community, one of the many organisations that look after homeless people, says it has distributed a third more sleeping bags than over the same period last year.
The streets of Dublin must be thronged with homeless people Fortunately not. While in percentage terms the increase is clearly dramatic, numerically we’re talking about an average of 40 people sleeping rough in Dublin city each night.
Just 40? Surely, with so many organisations, we can sort out somewhere for 40 people to stay at night?
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