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A billboard in Dublin's inner city Dublin Samaritans
It's Good to talk

Samaritans take to the streets of Dublin's north inner city

Volunteers will be available in public areas in the inner city to encourage people to talk about their problems.

VOLUNTEERS FROM THE Dublin branch of the Samaritans are taking to the streets in parts of Dublin’s north inner city to encourage people to talk about their problems.

A number of volunteers will be in public areas around the Five Lamps area of the inner city for one week from today to provide support to anyone who wants to talk to them. The charity will also speak at church services in the area and work with local community groups.

The north inner city has been particularly affected by high levels of poverty and unemployment.

The charity says that its aim is to provide emotional support to people who are in crisis or at risk of suicide. Volunteers will be available every day between 12 noon and 2pm in public areas every day this week.

Dublin Samaritans have run similar weeks in Ballymun and Dun Laoghaire in previous years. Eileen Foley, the director of the Dublin branch of the Samaritans, said the organisation wanted to reach out to its own local community in the north inner city.

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