Craic & Codology

Government concerned by homeless problem

THE GOVERNMENT has appealed for Dublin’s homeless community to bed down a little further from the Dail this Christmas. Last year there was public outrage when a man sleeping rough died just yards from the centre of Ireland’s parliament, an incident which forced Taoiseach Enda Kenny to take to the streets to meet homeless people.
“We’d ask these people to consider the poor politicians at this time of year,” said a Fine Gael spokesman. “It’s easy to forget that these poor creatures have an election coming up in the springtime and anybody kicking the bucket within a 500-yard radius of Leinster House reflects very poorly on them and affects their chances of re-election. Please, consider them just for a moment and move down the road, even a few yards can make all the difference.”