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Twenty more emergency beds will be available from tonight

It brings the number of new emergency beds to 70. The government has promised 260 before Christmas.

DUBLIN CIVIL DEFENCE will open the doors to its emergency shelter tonight – ahead of schedule.

The 20 bed shelter on Wolfe Tone Quay will stay open throughout Christmas.

It comes after the Government’s commitment to supply an extra 260 emergency beds in Dublin following the death of homeless man Jonathan Corrie.

Over a quarter of the emergency beds promised will be in place from tonight as 50 beds were announced earlier this week.

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The shelter will be staffed by Civil Defence volunteers. Final preparations are now underway as the shelter prepares to open at 9pm tonight.

Read: A plaque has been erected in the doorway where Jonathan Corrie died>

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