Earlier this month a heart wrenching video in which a sobbing four-year-old girl from Dublin is told she must spend her third Christmas homeless went viral.
Child homelessness in Ireland is the worst in Europe and to highlight this, activists have launched, #MyNameIs.
As part of the campaign, a #TwitterTree has been placed outside the Dáíl to highlight the reality of 4,000 children homeless this Christmas.
Hung on the Christmas tree are heartfelt messages from Twitter users about the impact of child homelessness.
Child homelessness in Ireland worst in Europe— Mick Caul (@caulmick) December 18, 2018
Myself & @RoisinShortall joined @caulmick & the #MyNameis campaign at the #TwitterTree today to highlight the reality of 4000 children in homelessness this Xmas period. It is not, and should never be considered, normal. pic.twitter.com/vom6EI5JWW— Catherine Murphy (@CathMurphyTD) December 19, 2018