Speaking following the passing of the South Dublin County Council annual budget 2015, Sinn Féin Councillor for Templeogue-Terenure and Mayor of South Dublin County Fintan Warfield has welcomed the 150% increase in homeless funding.

An additional €900,000 will be provided in the 2015 Council Budget bringing the net cost of the homeless allocation to €1.5 million.

Mayor Warfield said;

“Our homeless services must have the funding required to support those without a home and to assist them to live independently.

“No family should have to sleep night after night in a hotel. No young person should have to sleep rough on a cold winters night.

“I wholeheartedly welcome this increase on the back of my commitment when taking office in June.

“Given the lack of affordable rented accommodation in Dublin, this 150% rise on last years provision of €900,000 is a welcome increase.