Rosie Leonard of the Irish Housing Network said; “As you know two people died on the 24 and the 25 of November, one in Dundalk and one in Dongeal. So this action is about saving lives, there are about 30 people a year who die as a result of homelessness”.
Ms Leonard also said “each room has its own bed, there’s shared facilities on each floor, so that’s the situation there, each to their own private rooms”.
She also said they are currently working on setting up the building with electricity and running water now in operation having had plumbers in the building.
Dean Scurry of Home Sweet Home said “a lot of people watching this are a week or a pay cheque away from being homeless, so they connect with this”.
Mr Scurry said “five weeks ago we had an idea and no we are standing here. The initial idea came from a …