Close

Follow Lovin Dublin

Two Victorian Homes Bought In Clontarf To House Homeless Families

By katedemolder

June 8, 2017 at 8:13am

Share:

Two redbrick Victorian homes have been bought in Clontarf, North County Dublin by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive to house homeless families - combatting the capital's growing homelessness crisis.  

According to the Irish Times, €1.8 million has been spent on the St Lawrence Road buildings, which were purchased to provide accommodation for 13 homeless families, who are currently residing in hotels.

However, the move has raised concerns among local residents, who have mentioned while they're ''sincerely sympathetic'', they don't believe that the buildings are suitable.

House rules have been put into play for all those who plan to live in the properties. One of the aforementioned rules is that residents are discouraged from requesting money from people.

Fr Peter McVerry has mentioned that he qualifies the purchase as “welcome news” for the growing homelessness crisis. 

READ NEXT: Dublin Model Who Toured With Drake Set For Kardashian Fame

Share:

Join the Lovin Dublin Newsletter

* indicates required

Interests

Marketing Permissions

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Lovin Media Group:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.