Ireland: Dublin eyeing plan to house homeless on rented cruise ship

Ireland: Dublin eyeing plan to house homeless on rented cruise ship
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Plans to house hundreds of homeless people on a cruise ship in Dublin are being reconsidered.

Dublin City Council is floating the idea of hiring a private cruise ship which could house 100-150 homeless people.

The cost of hiring a 200-person cruise ship is around €435,000 (£397,000) a week, which works out as over €2,000 per person for the Irish government.

The idea had previously been shelved but due to the severity of the housing crisis in Dublin, the City Council has agreed to revisit it.

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There are 1,367 families in homeless accommodation in Dublin and this figure is increasing year on year.

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