Update: Emergency accommodation will be provided for families left homeless after Metro Hotel fire

Update: Emergency accommodation will be provided for families left homeless after Metro Hotel fire

Update 7.55pm: The Dublin Region Homeless Executive says emergency accommodation will be provided for families left homeless after the Metro Hotel and apartment fire, who presented to its service today.

It says it is due to the extenuating and difficult circumstances they have found themselves in, pending an assessment of their homeless applications.

They have been put up free of charge since the blaze broke out in Ballymun in Dublin last month.

Update: Emergency accommodation will be provided for families left homeless after Metro Hotel fire

Tarfa, who had been living in the Metro building for seven years, joined others looking for answers at Dublin City Council's homeless offices this afternoon.

"I have nowhere to go. Seriously. I left in my pyjamas.

"I don't have anything. Even my ID is burned now. Everything. I don't have identification.

"I don't know where to go. That's why I'm here. I don't know where to stay."

Earlier: Families left homeless by Metro hotel fire to gather at City Council's homeless office today

Around a dozen families left homeless after the Metro hotel and apartment building fire in Dublin are planning to arrive at the City Council's homeless offices this afternoon without an appointment.

They have been put up in another hotel since the blaze broke out in Ballymun last month, but that offer of free accommodation ends tonight.

Some residents say they have tried to organise meetings with TDs, Dublin City Council and the Department of Housing.

One of those affected, Adeel Bashir, says he and his family have no idea where they will sleep tomorrow.

"Yeah, it ends today, today is the last night," he said.

"From tomorrow, we'll have no place... for me, for my wife and our two kids.

"We're only hoping for a place to stay, that's all. I don't want to go on the street."

- Digital desk


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