A total of 250 homeless people enjoyed a banquet dinner in Dublin’s GPO yesterday evening.
Defence Forces spring into action to convert GPO into banquet venue for members of homeless community pic.twitter.com/ZrZW6ShSge— RTÉ News (@rtenews) January 19, 2018
The event, run by the Dublin Lions Club, is known as Eric’s Party and is now in its 59th year.
It coincides with a drop in the latest homeless figures - new statistics show that 270 fewer people were homeless last month.
John Sheehy, President of the Dublin Lions Club, said that it is always a great event.
"It’s called Eric’s Party in honour of one of our founding members who had the vision to set up this event, which essentially is a party for the homeless,
"It’s a lovely opportunity to pay respect, spend some time, and really enjoy a social occasion with the homeless."
Humbling experience at Eric's party in the GPO for the homeless. Unbeleivable work by @dublinlionsclub @anpost @defenceforces homelessness needs more attention and realisation tge unfortunate circumstances people find themelves in pic.twitter.com/0Kl7oosdlT— Conor Murphy (@ConorMurff) January 19, 2018
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