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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 annual COPE Galway Business Leader’s Sleepout has raised over €155,000 for COPE Galway’s Homeless Services. Twenty-eight Galway business leaders came together to raise these funds by sleeping out on Shop Street for 12 hours on December 1.
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.
A march through Galway city centre to demand that "every child needs a home' will take place this weekend, following the release of recent figures from COPE showing more than 150 children in Galway are homeless.
Last Friday night was the occasion for COPE Galway’s annual Sleep Out where 30 of the city’s business and community leaders spent 12 hours sleeping on the streets in a venture that has raised €110,000 to date for homelessness services.
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.
Childhood is for a limited period of time and cannot be reclaimed if a child has a sub-optimal experience due to inadequate housing, claimed Dr Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, when he delivered the keynote speech at the launch of COPE Galway’s 2016 Annual Report.
Fianna Fáil TD for Longford-Westmeath, Robert Troy, has called on the Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, to step up Government support for homeless organisations within the Midlands.
Children are not being protected by Government housing policy with various reports showing thousands of families forced to sleep in cars, in friends’ sitting rooms, or in cramped B&B rooms.
In a month in which we in Galway thrive on festivals, tourists, and summer sunshine, we realise just how blessed we are to live in one of Europe's most engaging cities. As the most influential arts festival winds down this weekend, and the iconic Galway Races begin, we can feel a little smug that we live in a such a special place. Every day, every month, every year it seems Galway just marches forward - more visitors, more recognition, and more festivals.