Sixty six homeless in one night looked after by COPE as crisis grows

A local charity which operates services for homeless people provided emergency accommodation for 44 adults and 22 children on one night at the start of this month.

COPE Galway also had contact with an additional 11 people who were sleeping rough in the city on that Monday night on October 6. A further two people reported that they slept in a squat.

“This is the reality as we face into the coming months,” says Martin O’Connor, the assistant CEO of COPE Galway.


News

Sixty six homeless in one night looked after by COPE as crisis grows

A local charity which operates services for homeless people provided emergency accommodation for 44 adults and 22 children on one night at the start of this month.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.

What's On

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Sport

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Business

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Opinion

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