“Nearly 400 Homeless Died in Dublin Since 2018, But Stats Not Recorded Outside Dublin” – Sarah Beasley
Aontú Housing Spokeswoman Sarah Beasley has commented on statistics released to Aontú showing the number of homeless deaths since 2018.
Speaking today, Sarah Beasley said “Aontú have received statistics through parliamentary question that show that nearly 400 homeless people have died in Ireland since 2018 in Dublin. This figure doesn’t even show those who are rough sleeping. This is heart-breaking. People are literally dying on our streets”
Miss Beasley continued “Even more shocking is that these figures only show those who’ve died in Dublin. The number of homeless that have died in other counties is not recorded. This is the dark result of a failed Government housing policy. It’s staggering that over a decade into the housing crisis, we are only breaking records in the number of homeless.”
“These figures are really devastating. They underpin the need for urgent action. Aontú have been calling for real solutions to ameliorate the housing crisis. From the introduction of an effective vacant properties tax to fighting speculation, serious action needs to be taken. People’s lives are at risk”