One Dublin school has found a way of helping out homeless children

An inner city Dublin school has come up with a way to help homeless children.

St Laurence O’Toole’s CBS in Seville Place is keeping the children busy by providing almost 24-hour care with food, activities and transport all included.

The latest statistics show there are around 1,800 school-age children currently homeless in the country.

Principal Mark Candon says they need to be kept entertained and out of boring hotel rooms.

He said: "We work very, very hard at facilitating them with getting them to local clubs or over to the after-schools.

"We basically try and make sure as much as possible that the kids are engaged and active from the time they get up in the morning, that they are looked after, they do their schooling, they've somewhere to do their homework, they have an activity to go to and they've something to do."


More in this Section

Judge slams involvement of Cork radio station with man who believed himself victim of vendetta

225 people caught speeding; including one doing 177km/h in 100km zone

Man arrested in connection with €1m Offaly drugs seizure due in court

'Not too late' to resolve Irish Rail strike: FF


Today's Stories

No Government jet for freed Halawa

Garda officers may sue for right to strike

Rail unions vote for industrial action

‘We are on our knees after this ... we need help’

Lifestyle

A helicopter put a piano on the 150-foot roof of Blarney Castle and other stories from the Cork Jazz Festival archives

Jazz Memories: Famous faces share their favourite moments

Live music review: The Horrors - Icy genius in a thrillingly intimate setting

New book revisits the games they just don't make anymore

More From The Irish Examiner