AUDIO: Midlands Simon CEO Tony O'Riordan - Homelessness continues to be a problem in Longford

Alan Walsh


Alan Walsh

Homelessness throughout County Longford continues to be a massive problem despite the fact that it's not a visible issue.

Speaking at the Longford People of the Year Awards, CEO of Midlands Simon Community Tony O'Riordan said the organisation is struggling to make people realise there is an issue of homelessness in the county.

He stressed, “People often think homelessness is confined to the larger cities, where people sleep in doorways. Right now this week, over 50 people here in the county are being supported by homeless services."