Housing is a right and Ireland must recognise this in law – The Irish Examiner

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

“If access to housing was enshrined in the Constitution, then homelessness would be a failure of the State, not of the individual, write Niamh Randall and Colette Kelleher

HOMELESS people are excluded from society. They are overlooked, forgotten, and neglected, denied basic human rights and constitutional protections.
Imagine not having a kitchen in which to cook your dinner, not being able to apply for a job because you do not have an address, or having no private space of your own.

Under international human rights obligations, housing should not be a commodity, but a human right. Homelessness is a violation of this right…..”

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