Ardmhéara/Lord statement on Brú Aimsir Emergency Homeless Hostel

The planned closure of Brú Aimsir Emergency Homeless Hostel was the subject of emergency motions at the City Council’s meeting on Monday night.

The facility was opened in October 2015 as part of the annual Cold Weather Initiative and it was due to shut in spring 2016. In light of the concerns expressed by Members of the City Council at its meeting on Monday, given the serious deterioration in the homeless positon over recent months, and following the direct intervention of an tArdmhéara, the Chief Executive has agreed that the planned closure will be put on hold until satisfactory alternative accommodation is secured for the remaining 42 residents.

In the meantime, efforts are being made to source additional emergency homeless accommodation. The question of reopening the full capacity of Brú Aimsir will be reviewed over the coming days.

Fáiltim roimh an dul chun chinn seo.