13 homeless people in Kildare accommodated last night

Peter McVerry

Paula Campbell

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Paula Campbell

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13 homeless people in Kildare accommodated last night

The Kildare County Council and Peter McVerry Trust Freephone Number received 14 calls overnight during the heavy snow fall.

One person needed advice and information and 13 people were accommodated within their  services as the Beast from the East took hold  with heavy snow fall over Kildare.

In a media statement Peter McVerry Trust said they would like to thank both the gardai and the army who assisted them last night.

"The Gardai assisted with transport for 3 people to our services late last night and one person was transported from by the army at 2am last night from the Curragh area," a statement said.

As Kildare County Council offices have been closed the Peter McVerry Trust freephone number is now operational all the time on 1800 804 307.