Homeless and Mute

We walk quicker past the homeless…why.. can’t we hear them?

Homeless and Mute?
Homeless and Mute?

It’s a sad day when a homeless man of 43 years old can die living on the streets of our capital city. Even worse that it was just a few doors from the Irish Parliament.

It was particularly cold last night. A lot of us, lucky enough to have happy homes, should be feeling quite cold in the knowledge that we have all walked quickly past someone sleeping rough.

He was just one of 163 known adults sleeping rough tonight in Dublin.  Th,ere are also 800 children living in emergency accommodation and hotels!  It’s happening in every major city in the world. The reasons are complicated and sad.

Sadder still is the fact that the poor man who died last night actually refused help and temporary accommodation on several occasions…preferring the cold stone steps of a doorway.

Ireland2day can do better, especially at Christmas!





8 thoughts on “Homeless and Mute

  1. Glad you liked my post. I just discovered this past week that several of my ancestors were born in Ireland in the early 1700s and that my last name was originally Lytle from Ireland. I had previously thought it was German.


  2. Perhaps the troubles with this man even go deeper than homeless and relate to how we as a society tend to reject people on the fringes so they feel more comfortable sleeping on icy winter streets than with other people. It is easy to love and accept your own kind than it is to step out of your comfort zone.
    In Australia we have “Are U OK Day?” But what if you’re not ok, especially on that day?
    In Sydney within two weeks we’ve had an abandoned baby turn up in a drain and another dead baby turn up buried at I think Bondi Beach. Why is this still happening in a country like Australia in the modern era?
    Our society, it seems, is not as enlightened as we would like to believe! We actually have quite a shame file! xx Rowena


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