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Dublin City Council Refloats Idea of Housing Homeless On Cruiseship

4th October 2018
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Plan to rent ship to ease crisis should be ‘revisited’, says Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan. Above: Afloat adds the developing property scene in the capital's 'Docklands' quarter includes along Sir John Rogerson Quay (where in October, last year) French Navy vessels visited by berthing on the south bank of the River Liffey. Plan to rent ship to ease crisis should be ‘revisited’, says Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan. Above: Afloat adds the developing property scene in the capital's 'Docklands' quarter includes along Sir John Rogerson Quay (where in October, last year) French Navy vessels visited by berthing on the south bank of the River Liffey. Photo: JEHAN ASHMORE

#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.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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