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One new person is becoming homeless every day in the west and is forced to seek emergency accommodation, according to figures that have been described as shocking by Galway Simon Community.
Galway mayor, Labour city councillor, and the party's Galway West General Election candidate, Níall McNelis, grabbed national headlines early this week, intervening to prevent an assault in the city centre. Yet Galwegians will not have been surprised by his instinct to 'step up' when witnessing someone in need.
Over four million euro has been allocated to a new fodder import support measure, it has been announced by Longford/Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Deputy Peter Burke. This measure is being introduced to reduce the cost to farmers of imported forage (hay, silage, haylage, alfalfa) from outside the island of Ireland.
The housing crisis in Galway city is worsening with 17 new families joining the homeless list in the city over the past eight weeks.
The Government must declare the housing crisis “a national emergency” and put in place “concrete measures to house people in need”, People Before Profit Galway has declared ahead of a public meeting on the issue.
The failure of Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to establish a fodder support scheme for farmers is “worrying and disappointing”, according to Fianna Fáil Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte.
The homeless crisis in Galway is now "out of control" as rents spiral upwards and increasing numbers seek emergency accommodation or sleep on the streets, a situation that will "continue to escalate with detrimental consequences" unless immediate action is taken.
Vacant properties must be brought back into use in a bid to solve the housing crisis in the city, according to the assistant chief executive of a social services organisation which provides services for homeless people.