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O'Sullivan, Maureen

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Homeless Persons Data

While some families will struggle and find Christmas difficult it will be business as usual for many and we will see spending in shops and bars and on travel. It is good that we do not lose sight ...More Button

It is difficult to obtain accurate information on homelessness for many reasons. The concept is complex. When compiling figures on homelessness does one include those who are squatting, those o...More Button

Demands on the services are increasing but the services have the same or fewer resources. I wish to speak about those in addiction who are trying to stay clean and sober but end up in the same a...More Button

Homeless Persons Data (Continued)

While aspects of homelessness are complex, we know that one simple solution is to provide more housing with support. In that respect, I am glad the Minister of State is here to take this Topical I...More Button

Homeless people say they get to a point where they feel they are almost invisible and are of absolutely no value. As a result, their self esteem and dignity disappear. That is where the services ...More Button

About a month ago, I visited Brother Kevin in the Capuchin Day Centre in Bow Street, Dublin. He told me that his food bill for the year is €1.9 million. On top of that he also has to pay water ...More Button

I welcome the Minister of State's answer which admitted that while progress has been made, it is unfortunately not enough. Everybody knows what to do but it is a question of joining up the dots....More Button