Dublin's homeless 'ghettoised' by overuse of private hostels – Irish Examiner

Homeless people in Dublin are being “ghettoised” by the concentrated use of private hostels, as homeless deaths in the capital rose 61% in 2020, an Oireachtas committee has been told.  

Fianna Fáil senator Mary Fitzpatrick warned the Oireachtas Housing Committee that the use of private hostels had become too widespread and had set back many homeless people who had previously been out of services and would be hesitant to enter the premises.

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Ms Fitzpatrick said the facilities “have bouncers and security on the doors” and this indicated they were not safe, using North Frederick Street on Dublin’s northside as an example.

“It is a street

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