''Safe shelter and food'' made available for those sleeping rough as temperatures plummet 3 years ago

''Safe shelter and food'' made available for those sleeping rough as temperatures plummet

''Safe shelter and food'' has been made available for those sleeping rough around the country, as temperatures are expected to plummet to -8°C tonight.

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed the above statement, taking to Twitter to lay out the details of the arrangements.

Minister Murphy has said that provisions are in place to care for homeless people this weekend.

He tweeted: "Contact with Dublin, Cork, Limerick & Galway has confirmed arrangements in place for rough sleepers.

"Teams already out in Dublin to help people in ahead of snow forecast for tonight and efforts will intensify in to the evening.

"There is safe shelter & food available for everyone who needs it. My thanks to our partners @PMVTrust who placed everyone they could get in last night (and still with extra capacity had it been needed)."

 The Dublin Simon Community also took to Twitter to broadcast their availability to help those is need.

They tweeted: "The temperatures are to drastically drop tonight. If you see anyone sleeping rough in Dublin region please report location to @homelessdublin.''

"The Simon Rough Sleeper team & housing first Intake team are on the streets every night helping people out of the cold."

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