09/09/2014

Housing Shortage Described As 'Crisis' By President Higgins

President Michael D Higgins has said that there is a real and urgent need for more public rental accommodation.

Speaking at a meeting for homeless families at a Focus Ireland centre, President Higgins described the housing shortage as a "crisis".

According to to Focus Ireland, there has been a "considerable" increase in the number of families left homeless in Dublin in the last year, with some 40 families seeking the organisations help in the last month, which is double the number for the same period last year.

(MH/CD)

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