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The Daily Poll

Poll: Will you be giving to charity this Christmas?

Michael D Higgins used his Christmas message to address the homeless crisis.

PRESIDENT MICHAEL D Higgins yesterday lit the Áras Christmas tree and said his thoughts are with the homeless and the bereaved this year. 

He used his speech to send a message to all those who are homeless in Ireland, especially the children and those caught in the direct provision system.

Addressing an assembled crowd at the Áras, President Higgins said: “Some people may be mourning the loss of a loved one, some people are far away from home and are probably missing their family. Others are without the security of a home and will wake up on Christmas morning in shelters, in cramped rooms or even out on the bitterly cold streets.”

He added: “We call to mind in a special way all the children in temporary shelter or in hotel rooms for whom we must care at this time.”

So, today we want to know: Will you be giving to charity this Christmas?


Poll Results:

Yes (5414)
No (3111)
I can't afford to (1126)
Not sure / no opinion (578)

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