Homeless families could be moved out of Dublin hotel rooms in order to accommodate the visit of Pope Francis this coming August, the Irish Independent reports.
Prices for hotel rooms are set to spike with visitors from throughout Ireland and abroad set to descend on the capital for the two-day event which starts on August 25.
The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE) is pursuing alternative options for families who may be affected during the visit.
A spokeswoman said:
“The DRHE closely monitors the demand for emergency accommodation and has contingency plans in place that provide additional bed capacity when required.
“The DRHE actively pursues all accommodation options, which may include providing accommodation outside the Dublin region, to ensure that families are provided with emergency accommodation when needed.”