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These are the words you used to describe homelessness

We asked readers earlier in the week and here’s the result.

AS PART OF‘s Homeless Ireland series this week, we asked all of you to get involved and share your insights into the homeless crisis.

On Monday, we featured an open thread, asking you to tell us the words that come to mind when you think of homelessness and of the people you see out on the streets.

The word cloud below shows the most commonly used words in the comments section of that article. What do you think?

Source: Wordle

Main Pic: Andrew Bennett via Flickr/Creative Commons

First published 10am

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