Laois homeless charity hears harrowing real-life stories in Dublin

Conor Ganly

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Conor Ganly

Laois homeless charity hears harrowing real-life stories in Dublin

PATH help homless people on Grafton St, Dublin.

The Laois Charity that helps Dublin's homeless continues to be told harrowing stories and help homeless people in need of help.

The Portlaoise Action to the Homeless (PATH) volunteers mode their most recent trip to the capital on December 16. While there seemed to be fewer homeless the charity found that there are still many in need of help.

"Whether that's because family and friends have taken them temporarily off the streets for Christmas or the extra beds opened up are making a difference, it's hard to tell," said a recent Facebook post.

"Sadly we still hear the harrowing real-life stories of how they ended up on the streets, the turmoil in these peoples lives is hard for us to imagine, God knows how they live with them daily.

"Tonight our group seemed to spend a lot of time talking to people, sharing their stories, just an ear to listen to means an awful lot to some people.

"Tonight we had to wrap a guy in an emergency foil blanket sitting on a bridge with the wind blowing through him ,hows this right at this time of the year," said the PATH post.

Thanks were extended to all who have donated throughout this last month and beyond.

"It's been overwhelming as usual this time of the year," said the post.

See PATH VIDEO HERE