I listened with incredulity to Mike Allen of Focus Ireland responding to the latest homeless figures on RTÉ radio last week. The number of people living in emergency accommodation has crossed 10,000 and is a desperate reflection on society. Many of the people being forced into emergency accommodation are coming from the rental sector. Their landlords are calling them to tell them that they are selling the house and need them to move on.

Focus Ireland and many other agencies and individuals are doing their best to work towards a solution which of course would be zero people requiring emergency accommodation