More than €8bn in funding for housing for people who have lost their homes is set to be provided to the state under the country’s new homeless scheme.
It comes after the Irish Government was forced to scrap its controversial policy of handing over the homes of those living on the streets of Dublin to the local authority.
But the plan will now be implemented by the Department of Social Protection.
The funding, announced on Monday, will be used to provide affordable housing for those in Dublin who have been homeless for at least two years.
More than one in three people living in homelessness in Ireland now live in temporary accommodation, the Department said.
Dublin is home to one of the countrys largest homeless population with some 600,000 people living on streets or in hostels.
The number of homeless people living at home is estimated to be as high as 600,00, but it is unclear how many are homeless because the city is not regularly recorded.
Mr O’Leary said the government would also give a further €1.7bn to the Department for Social Protection to help it develop new housing for Dublin’s homeless population.
The housing scheme will also provide support to people living with mental health problems, including those who have struggled with addiction, alcohol and drug abuse and have suffered from chronic mental health conditions.
The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government said the scheme would provide more than 200,000 units of affordable housing over five years.
In an interview with The Irish Independent on Monday morning, Mr O’Donnell said the funding would also be used for building new hostels, providing emergency accommodation and helping people with other needs.
He said the new funding would enable the department to build more than 1,600 new homes in Dublin and will give a boost to the city’s housing market.
The new funding will provide funding for the construction of new houses, including at a cost of €1,800 per square metre, and to support the creation of additional new housing.
Dublish Mayor Leo Varadkar said the money would help fund the “essential” infrastructure needed for Dublin to host the largest number of people living off the streets in the world.
Dublands first homeless shelter was established in 1788.
Its now been operating for more than a century, and it’s now a symbol of what Dubliners have achieved in the fight against homelessness.
It has helped to put a spotlight on the homelessness crisis in the city and has a strong presence on the city centre, where it’s located.
The city council has committed to providing €100m for the next five years, and said the extra funding would allow it to create at least 1,200 new affordable housing units.
More:Dublin’s new mayor, Leo Varady, said the funds will also help the city to create a new homeless shelter in the heart of the city.
It will be the first one in the country, and will be funded through the new Housing for Dublin Fund, which has been set up by the city council.
More money will also be allocated to support local authorities to build housing on their own to meet the needs of those who are on the street.
Mr Varady said the fund will also enable the city government to help build a new, more modern shelter for the homeless in the CBD, a building that was originally built for a homeless shelter.
Dubbed The Cappellale, the building is due to open in 2019.
Mr Tulloch said the housing scheme was a response to a number of issues in Dublin.
He pointed to the success of Dublin’s previous housing scheme, which was cancelled in 2010.
Mr Murphy said it was also a significant step in the direction of tackling the problem of homelessness.
Dubris mayor Leo Varader has promised to put an end to homelessness by 2020.
The Irish Independent has been told the money will be split equally between Dublin, Dublin County Council, the Health Service Executive and local authorities.
Dublins first homeless home was built in 1789.
Its currently used for homeless shelters in the Irish capital, and has helped build a legacy of community that has led to the establishment of the Dubliners first shelter in 1792.