Boylan raises homelessness issues with City Council

Dublin Sinn Féin’s North Inner City Councillor Janice Boylan has raised a number of issues regarding homelessness with officials from Dublin City Council. Councillor Boylan has been concerned with the administrative impediments such as language barriers which some people have been finding when trying to access homeless accommodation.

“Officials have confirmed the opening hours, contact details and capacity for both Ellis Quay and Little Britain Street as I was concerned that some users were having difficulties making the required bookings. I will now be publicising this information.

“Given the significant demand which is being placed on the Capuchin Centre, I’ve requested that DCC provide a welfare officer to attend the centre for a number of times each week to assist with sourcing accommodation for homeless people. I hope to hear a positive response from council officials in the time ahead. I had sought extra storage provision from the council for use by the Capuchin Centre, but unfortunately this isn’t available at this time.

“The state has a responsibility to its citizens to ensure that people aren’t left without overnight shelter and I’ll be using my influence to ensure that such obligations are met.