Free travel for homeless families should be extended nationwide

23 July 2019

Labour Party Housing spokesperson and TD for Limerick City, Jan O’Sullivan TD has called on Minister Eoghan Murphy to extend free travel to homeless families outside of Dublin.

Deputy O’Sullivan said:

“While it is welcome that free travel has been extended to homeless families in Dublin for the month of August, this same opportunity should be extended to homeless families outside of Dublin.

“According to the latest homeless figures, there are 1025 children outside of Dublin who are homeless. These children should also be allowed to travel for free.

“Trying to keep children occupied during summer holidays can be a difficult task for any family. I’d imagine it is incredibly hard to keep children happy if they are in emergency accommodation.  With over four weeks left before schools return, Minister Murphy should look to extend this scheme to children and families across the country, not just in our capital city.”

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