People are taking to the streets in town today in protest against the Dublin homeless crisis.
The protests around the city are aimed at getting the government to take more action against the steadily worsening issue, with the number of homeless in Dublin now thought to be almost 10,000.
A Raise The Roof march is also being planned in Cork on Monday, with a total of 12 events planned in cities and towns around the country this month.
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Starting points for the Dublin marches included the GPO, Mount Street and City Hall, where they joined together at Customs House Quay before marching up to the Samuel Beckett Bridge.
The National Homeless & Housing Coalition Dublin Demonstration is being attended by around 50 groups including Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH) and the Union of Students In Ireland as well as many other homeless charities and local community groups.
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RTÉ News reports that they are “calling for the Government to declare the housing crisis a national emergency, to end evictions and to build 10,000 social housing units a year”.
Almost 10,000 people are thought to have taken part in the last major protest held in Dublin back in December.