Sleeping rough, Henry St, Dublin, Ireland, 2017

 

 

 

 

Bernadette, Capel St, Dublin, Ireland, 2017

 

 

 

 

A homeless spot, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland, 2017

 

 

 

 

Charlie, 25, Drury St, Dublin, Ireland, 2017

 

 

 

 

A homeless shelter to spend the night, N Lotts, Dublin, Ireland, 2017

 

 

 

 

A man injects himself with heroin, Bedford Ln, Dublin, Ireland, 2017

 

 

 

 

Living on the street, Shaw St, Dublin, Ireland, 2017

 

 

 

 

The day after the LGBTQ Pride parade, Dame Ct, Dublin, Ireland, 2017

 

 

 

 

Left over drinks, Parkgate St, Dublin, Ireland, 2017

 

 

 

 

A man sleeping rough, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland, 2017

 

 

 

 

Not Mainstream

Homelessness is still a huge problem in Ireland. There have been significant increases in rates

of homelessness in recent times. It’s an issue that is visible to us all walking around cities and

towns around Ireland.

Homelessness is a complex issue. People can become homeless for a variety of reasons such as

family breakdown, social exclusion, mental health problems, drug or alcohol addiction. Structural

reasons can also lead to homelessness due to low income, rent or mortgage payments,

debt and unemployment.

People don’t choose to be homeless - they find themselves sleeping on the street because

they are facing a major crisis that means they’ve ended up with nowhere else to stay.