Liberties residents say area is ‘oversaturated’ with homeless services

Community groups secure temporary injunction blocking 65-man 'dial-a-bed’ hostel

11th December, 2016
Chief executive of Dublin City Council Owen Keegan Pic: RollingNews.ie

Residents of the Liberties in Dublin claim they have been “ambushed” by Dublin City Council and now face an “oversaturation” of homeless services in their area.

While emergency hostel accommodation for 135 men and women opened at Ellis Quay and Little Britain Street in the north inner city last Friday as part of efforts to tackle the homeless crisis, a shelter which was due to open off Francis Street remains closed...

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