A man was found unresponsive in Dublin’s Temple Bar on Thursday morning while another male died in Louth.
Government accused of caring more about ‘cattle and garden furniture’ during Storm Ophelia after two homeless men died on streets
THE Government has been accused of caring more about “cattle and garden furniture” during Storm Ophelia after two homeless men died - writes thesun.ie.
The second victim was discovered unresponsive in Dublin ’s Temple Bar at around 2am on Thursday morning.
It’s understood he had accessed one of 300 beds made available during last Monday’s hurricane, but was put back onto the streets when it ended.
A man named locally as Johnny Gallagher is also reported to have died in a squat in Drogheda, Co Louth , on Wednesday night.
Inner City Helping Homeless hit out at the Government for having “nothing in place” after the organisation counted 160 people sleeping rough on Dublin streets the night the men died.
CEO Anthony Flynn said: “This is yet another tragedy that could have been avoided.
“ICHH have been asking for the extra 200 winter beds to be released into the system over the last month to prevent deaths on our streets. Last weekend, the Government’s detailed emergency plan for Storm Ophelia included everything from cattle to garden furniture — without one mention of those human beings sleeping rough around the country.
“As the Government continues to pat themselves on the back for the plan put in place for the homeless, the facts are they didn’t have anything in place.”
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