Shelter motion support
Published 21/04/2015 | 00:00
THERE was unanimous support for a motion by Cllr Deirdre Wadding calling for an additional emergency facility for homeless people in the county.
Cllr Wadding said Ozanam House was full to capacity with a waiting list of 15 in March. 'An additional emergency facility must be established as the situation is becoming critical. We must take preventative action,' she said, calling on the local authority to use some of its €25m housing allocation to fund an emergency accommodation, while also calling for a 24/7 emergency helpline.