Monday November 23, 2020

Housing crisis can only be solved by political will

The sight of children living in hotels across the country is a national scandal – and it must end

1st May, 2016

Emily is nine years old. She will soon have spent a full year of her young life living in a hotel. She is one of almost 2,000 children across the state who will sleep in emergency accommodation tonight.

It will cost €36,000 to keep Emily and her mother in that hotel for 12 months. Or, if you like, €100 for every night they spend cooped up in a small room, living out of suitcases.

Emily’s mother is...

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