Kathy Sheridan: Beware the seductive simplicity of Apollo House

Helping homeless people is expensive, time consuming and requires real commitment

Glen Hansard and Christy Dignam played in support of Apollo House that is being occupied by housing activists and homeless people.

A lifelong loathing of “inspirational quotes” was briefly abandoned in 2016 in favour of this: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping’”.

That, bizarrely, came from Fred Rogers, an American famous for Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood, an educational television programme for pre-schoolers.

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