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.