Saturday June 6, 2020

State’s homelessness failures are no free licence for charities

As Conor Skehan suggests, our homeless charities need to be more efficient at what they do, because they’re wasting limited resources

13th January, 2019

Conor Skehan did a good job of pouring a hefty tank of oil on the bonfire in last week’s Claire Byrne show on RTÉ television. But is there merit in what the former chair of the Housing Agency has to say about the homeless sector?

Skehan claimed that those working in homeless charities are not independent advocates, but should instead be classified as lobbyists. He also controversially suggested that these “advocates” were...

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