#DublinPort - A plan by Dublin City Council (DCC) to house up to 150 people on a rented cruise ship is been considered to help tackle the housing crisis.
The local authority writes The Irish Times, had explored renting a cruise ship from a private operator, to house between 100 and 150 single homeless individuals, before shelving the idea.
In early September, DCC chief executive Owen Keegan told Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy the plan could be “revisited” to help deal with the ongoing homelessness crisis.
Mr Keegan was responding to letters sent by Mr Murphy to the four Dublin local authorities, setting targets to provide additional homeless family hub accommodation and beds for rough sleepers. The correspondence was released to The Irish Times under the Freedom of Information Act.
For further reading the newspaper reports here, including coverage on up to 10,000 people that took part in the #RaiseTheRoof protest on the housing crisis in Dublin yesterday.