Library Opening Hours for the Christmas and New Year Period

Mountjoy Square Library will be open as follows during the Christmas/New Year period:

Sat. 20th Dec: Closed
Mon 22nd Dec: 9.30-5.15
Tue 23rd Dec: 9.30-Lunchtime

New Year 2009
Mon 5th-Thurs 8th Jan: 9-30-9.30
Fri 9th Jan: 9.30-5.15
Sat 10th Jan: 10.00-5.00

Numbers of Homeless Rise Despite Record Funding

The number of homeless people has risen by 4 per cent over the past three years to more than 2,300 despite unprecedented public funding directed at eliminating long-term homelessness within the next two years. A review of homeless services commissioned by the Homeless Agency Partnership has raised concerns about too much money being put into emergency as opposed to longer term acommodation which may help people out of the status of homelessness. Click here to see Irish Times report on 16th December 2008.