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Poll: Will you be giving to charity this Christmas?

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

Karla Trombley from Mexico helping the Simon Community charity collect money for the homeless
Karla Trombley from Mexico helping the Simon Community charity collect money for the homeless
Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie

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?


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