Sunday May 31, 2020

Roddy Doyle: Middle-class students home and dry but homeless left out in cold

“It is the thing I feel ashamed of, more than anything, as a citizen,” the author told The Sunday Business Post

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

27th August, 2017
Roddy Doyle: ashamed of our inability to solve homelessness Picture: Fergal Phillips

The student housing crisis will be addressed relatively quickly and receive attention from the government because it’s a middle-class issue. That’s the view of bestselling novelist Roddy Doyle, who has expressed his frustration that the housing crisis affecting students is being given so much attention, while the crisis of homeless people on our streets remains unresolved.

“It is the thing I feel ashamed of, more than anything, as a citizen,” Doyle...

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