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

'All I want is to see her,' says sister of pensioner Rosie Hanrahan found dead in Limerick

Gardaí find body of Limerick man missing since Tuesday

Motorist in Clare trapped in car for an hour as emergency services search for her

Celbridge on alert as lucky EuroMillions player wins €500,000

Today's Stories

Jerry McCabe’s garda son successfully appeals assault conviction

‘Electrical appliances a fire risk when you’re out of house’, says senior fireman

Defilement left vulnerable teenager ‘in a very dark place’

Minister Eoghan Murphy supports Eighth Amendment reforms


Review: N.E.R.D - No One Ever Really Dies: Their finest album to date

Everyone's mad at Google - Sundar Pichai has to fix it

Scenes from the analogue city - Memories of Limerick from the late 80s and early 90s

Ask Audrey: 'I heard that Viagra fumes from Pfizer’s were causing stiffys below in Ringaskiddy'

More From The Irish Examiner