Between 40 and 50 homeless people die every year in Ireland
Leo Varadkar ‘deeply saddened’ by deaths of two homeless men in Dublin
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil: “We have more than €8 billion for housing which will allow us to build 3,000 social houses”. Photograph: PA
Between 40 and 50 homeless people die every year in Ireland and “each one is a tragedy and very sad”, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil.
He said the deaths could be as a result of physical health problems, addiction overdose, mental health issues, suicide or violence and this showed it was “such a complex social issue and is not just a simple matter of providing shelter or housing”.