MacSharry: Let’s house our homeless children as well as refugees

A Sligo TD is seeking greater supports for children impacted by the housing crisis.

With around 3780 children homeless and living in emergency accommodation, the government is being asked to agree €5 million package to support, feed and care for homeless pupils in schools.

The demand came from Fianna Fáil which has launched a Dail private members motion, demanding guidelines for schools on how to support homeless pupils.

Speaking in the Dail Deputy Marc MacSharry questioned Education Minister and Donegal TD Joe McHugh on how accommodation could be provided for refugees coming into the country but not for the almost 4000 homeless children already living here.