Full house at Tir an Droichead since it opened.

Tir an Droichead the centre for homeless people in the county says there have been in strong demand since it opened 6 months ago. The centre deals with people suffering mainly from alcohol problems. Tir an Droichead in Tralee can house up to 11 people and has been full since its doors first opened.The Tir an Droichead centre is open to socially excluded people who live on the streets. One of the reasons cited for the full house at Tir an Droichead is that people attending the centre tend to stay in the facility and fail to find long term accommodation. Radio Kerry News understands that up to 5 people turn up at the Tir an Droichead every week.It`s understood that demand is exceeding supply at the centre. According to Joe Mcgarry Services Manager with Tir and Droichead the growing number of people at the Kerry facility reflects that there is a massive need for the service in Kerry. According to Mr Mac Garry the problem is growing all over the country. He says there has never been a facility of its kind for homeless men in the county. He added that Kerry has done well in setting up the centre in such a short space of time.

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