Archive for April 2008

Paying for Lisbon

Apr 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Personal Columns

Watching the prophetic Fr Peter McVerry, who has devoted his life to work with the homeless, on RTE last night, made depressing viewing. As homelessness on the streets of Dublin increases, all the civil servant interviewed on the programme could respond was that a review was taking place.

Homelessness is part of a litany of government failures, much of the boasted wealth of the country seems mysteriously to have evaporated.

The HSE who cannot find funds to get people off the streets have also cut back on long-term care beds …