So near and yet so far

Side By Side: Grade A Offices to let and one of the 5000 homeless citizens in Dublin….

Not so far from the Dail, Ireland’s national parliament – actually just a stone’s throw away – was this invaluable insight into the wellsprings of Dublin’s housing and homeless crisis.

In the picture above you can see a vacant building, recently refurbished to a high standard. Right beside it, sleeping in a doorway open to the elements, a homeless person.

There’s no better graphical illustration of what’s wrong with the current situation – our priorities as a society are as skewed, unfair and unjust as the juxtaposition above.

How do we remedy this and how long before we do?