Only one subject has repeatedly beaten Brexit off the news headlines over the past 12 months and that’s the housing crisis. Homelessness caused by a critical shortage of housing and lack of security in the rental market is impacting the lives of tens of thousands of people. And not just in Dublin but right across the country.

Side by side with this crisis is the harsh reality that many people cannot afford to properly feed their families; while at the same time it’s estimated that up to one million tonnes of perfectly good food goes to waste in Ireland every year.