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

He passed away from hypothermia earlier this month.

A plaque hangs on the door where homeless Source: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A PLAQUE HAS been erected in the doorway where homeless man Jonathan Corrie died on 1 December.

Corrie died from hypothermia on Molesworth Street, just meters from the entrance to Leinster House.

A plaque hangs on the door where homeless Source: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A plaque hangs on the door where homeless Source: Leah Farrell/Photocall Ireland

His death led to an emergency summit on homelessness. It was chaired by Environment Minister Alan Kelly and attended by representatives from various interest groups.

The measures decided at the meeting included:

  • Local authorities in Dublin being directed to put 50% of all new housing allocations towards vulnerable groups including those long-term homeless and people with special needs;
  • Bringing forward an additional 220 emergency beds for Dublin;
  • Making accommodation available for every person sleeping rough in Dublin between now and Christmas for those who wish to avail of it;
  • Reaffirming the Government’s commitment to ending involuntary long-term homelessness by 2016.

In his own words: Jonathan Corrie on homelessness – and hoping for a chance

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