Hundreds protest government inaction on homelessness

It is one year since Jonathan Corrie died across the road from the Dáil

Hundreds protest government inaction on homelessness

Protesters marching in Dublin Image: Rollingnews.ie

Hundreds of people have taken part in a protest in Dublin against government inaction on homelessness.

It’s one year since Jonathan Corrie died across the road from the Dail, where Taoiseach Enda Kenny again refused to rule out raising rent supplement this afternoon.

The number of homeless people in emergency accommodation has risen steadily in the past year.

Focus Ireland says the Government’s refusal to raise rent supplements is shocking.

Listen: This homeless man was involved in the protest, and he spoke to Newstalk.com.