Urgently needed

Sir, – Through your paper we have been highlighting the need for public showers in our capital city for years.

In 2006 we made a submission to the then lord mayor Vincent Jackson and all city councillors and recirculated it again in 2014.

Public showers are urgently required with clear notices to say where they are available. On occasion we have been contacted by people who are not homeless inquiring about showering facilities. We are now getting enquiries from foreign students who have travelled over to Ireland to study the English language and unfortunately find themselves homeless due to lack of accommodation; one student who made contact with us this week is sleeping in a car and requires a shower.

Surely we can do better in a European capital city.

– Yours, etc,


Director of Services,

Alice Leahy Trust,

Dublin 8.