Homelessness can’t be ‘normal’
■ I got the very uneasy feeling from your headline ‘Homeless services in capital will need extra €23m’ (Irish Independent, October 30) that what we are witnessing is the normalisation of homelessness.
What the homeless crisis needs is a
Government-led social housing build programme with the very clear objective of providing access to a home to all citizens.
The dithering of the Government is merely heaping despair onto the crisis as people can see that none of the announced “plans” will deliver the necessary outcome.
Indeed, the failures to date have been so spectacular as to leave one with a single conclusion – the failures weren’t just an accident.
Jim O’Sullivan Rathedmond, Sligo