It’s been confirmed that 13 homeless people occupied vacant office premises in Sligo Town last night, after receiving support to do so from local campaigners.
Mattresses and blankets were provided for them, after a campaign was initiated on facebook.
It follows on from the national ‘home sweet home’ campaign, and the plight of those occupying Apollo House in Dublin.
The organiser of the local facebook initiative, Gary Smylie, has refused to divulge the location of the vacant offices, but says society has a duty to look after these homeless people over the Christmas period and beyond.
And he says local support has been huge……