Inner City Helping Homeless wants to know what happened to jackets that were removed from the Ha’Penny Bridge in Dublin.
It’s after a video emerged on social media of a city council worker taking them away.
The charity says they were going to be used to help keep rough sleepers warm as part of the #warmforwinter campaign.
Inner City Helping Homeless spokesperson Brian McLoughlin says the public donated them in good faith.
People have been leaving coats on the ha’penny bridge for the homeless, this morning myself and hundreds of other horrified onlookers watched as DCC took them down 😡 Happy Christmas lads the government need to change this is disgraceful pic.twitter.com/aNaO0nejGs
— anthony kelly 🇮🇪 (@anthony38875260) December 7, 2019
DCC took to Twitter to say:
“Dublin City Council asks people not to hang clothes on the Ha’penny Bridge for health & safety reasons-it reduces pedestrian flows & causes congestion on bridge.
Please consider giving them to charity shops. Items collected by DCC will be redistributed via our homeless services”.
Dublin City Council asks people not to hang clothes on the Ha’Penny Bridge for health & safety reasons- it reduces pedestrian flows & causes congestion on bridge.Please consider giving them to charity shops.Items collected by DCC will be redistributed via our homeless services
— Dublin City Council (@DubCityCouncil) December 7, 2019
Councillor Anthony Flynn inquired which Charity were the coats given to.
@DubCityCouncil says they gave the jackets they removed from Ha’Penny Bridge to a homeless charity. Can you confirm which charity as so we can verify ??
— Cllr. Anthony Flynn (@AnthonyICHH) December 7, 2019