Homeless Children Sleeping In Tallaght Garda Station Goes Viral

Homeless Children Sleeping In Tallaght Garda Station Goes Viral

Elaine Stenson By Elaine Stenson - August 9, 2018

A photo of children sleeping in the waiting room of Tallaght Garda Station in Dublin last night is going viral.

The five kids are lying across metal chairs without blankets after being advised to seek shelter there.

Anthony Flynn from Inner City Helping Homeless says eight other families were also urged to do the same.

Meanwhile activists have spent a second night occupying a vacant property in Dublin - in protest at the homelessness crisis.

They've taken over a house on Summerhill Parade in the north inner-city.


They want an end to high rents, evictions and poor housing.

The group says it hasn't had any response to its demands so far from Dublin City Council or the government.

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Elaine Stenson

Broadcast and Online Journalist with Nova.ie and Radio Nova. I spend my days bringing you all the news you need to know...

I love to travel and I've lived and worked in six countries outside Ireland!

When I'm not at work, I can be found doing yoga or frequenting the pilates studio or else just grabbing an afternoon nap - since starting the 6am news shift with Nova, I have developed an obsession with getting a good night's sleep!!

I also love to cook and as you'd expect I'm a complete news junkie at heart.

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