Dublin’s Lord Mayor backs call for emergency homeless summit

2nd December, 2014

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke has welcomed Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin’s call for a summit to address emergency accommodation in the capital. The Lord Mayor has also offered to host the summit in the next 72 hours.

Lord Mayor Burke believes that this summit must involve decision makers in the area and has to include a high level representative from the Department of the Taoiseach. He also believes that such a summit can only be effective if it results in focused actions that can be delivered immediately.

“Homelessness is a greater problem now than it has been in many years. What we can do now is work together to ensure we are using the resources we have more effectively. This won’t solve homelessness but it can help us house more people in the short term and prevent tragedies. I am calling on all leaders in the sector to come together to discuss this without delay”, says the Lord Mayor.

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