Duncan Casey says Limerick's homeless situation is 'worrying' ahead of sleep-out

Daniel Keating

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Daniel Keating

The Munster hooker has said the current homeless figures in Limerick are quite disappointing

The Munster hooker has said the current homeless figures in Limerick are quite disappointing

MUNSTER rugby hooker Duncan Casey has said that the current homeless crisis in Limerick “is quite worrying”.

Duncan, who took part in the Macra Sleep-out last year and which will take place again this year, said: “As reported in the Leader, it shows that Limerick now has the highest number of homeless people in the country outside of Dublin, so we have more than any other major urban centre, which is quite disappointing.”

The Macra 24 hour sleep-out which takes place on  Saturday, December 16 will raise awareness of the homeless situation.

“It’s not an easy thing to undertake and there is a great crew of people from the Macra who participate, it seems to be growing in size every year. It’s obviously very cold being outdoors for the whole night but people tend to be warmly received and it raises a huge amount of funds for an important cause and worthwhile organisation,” he said.

The event will kick off at 8am on December 16 outside AIB on O'Connell Street, with all proceeds going to Mid-West Simon Community. Macra are looking for bucket collectors on Saturday December 16 between 9am to 1pm on O’Connell Street, Patrick Street and the Milk Market.