Video report on Dublin march against homelessness

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By VIEW editor Brian Pelan, reporting from Dublin

Supporters of housing activists, who are occupying an empty building in North Frederick Street, Dublin, marched to the Custom House in the city earlier this week to demand that the government tackle the growing problem of homelessness in the Republic of Ireland.

Housing activists took over the building after a previous occupation at Summerhill Parade in the city.

A spokesperson for the occupants said that “the outpouring of support both locally and from further afield has given us hope for a strong, organised housing movement”.

There are now almost 10,000 people homeless across the Republic, including 3,755 children, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing.

Dublin City Council said that it does not own the property and that it is in private ownership.

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