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"We live in a time where a song's lyrics upsets us more than our own people living on the streets"

A Cork man has made an eye opening video about homelessness.
Dec 14th 2018, 5:35 PM 3,682 3

CORK FILMMAKER DAN Sweeney recently completed a sleep-out in aid of homeless charity Focus Ireland in Dublin, having already completed one in his home county.

Now, in a new video, Dan is asking why the Irish government isn’t doing anything about it.

“How can so many Irish families continue to be affected by homelessness?” he asks.

In the video, he also touches on the ongoing debate surrounding the Christmas song, ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’, and how its lyrics are now being interpreted as controversial (more on that here, if you’ve found yourself cut off from all human contact over the last few weeks.)

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Highlighting the numerous instances of people found sleeping in doorways and alleys on the streets of Cork, Dan says: “We live in a time where a song’s lyrics upset us more than our own people living on the streets.

The time for change is now. We need to demand it.”

Undoubtedly, the issue of the song has prompted an interesting discussion. But the video seriously puts things like this ultimately trivial debate in to perspective, when you consider that 9,724 people were in emergency accommodation in October.

You can watch Dan’s video below, or by clicking here.

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