A young woman sleeping rough in Dublin has been spending her nights in a tumble dryer.
The heartbreaking situation was first flagged by Streetlink Homeless Support, who described it as one of the most "degrading things" it's seen.
Posting on Facebook, the organisation said: “Hang your head in shame Darragh O’Brien TD".
The woman, who has not been named, was sleeping in the industrial-sized dryer outside a garage on the capital's northside.
She is now receiving help from Streetlink Homeless Support and the Dublin City Council.
Hang your head in shame Darragh O'Brien TD; our outreach team is currently dealing with a young lady who's been living...
Nearly 12K Homeless In Ireland
As of December 2022, 11,632 people were accessing emergency accommodation in Ireland - including over three thousand children.
Speaking on the issue today, Social Democrat TD Gary Gannon described the situation as a "crisis of unimaginable proportions."
He argues the Government has shown "no stomach for the fight" in tackling the country's homeless crisis.
The Dublin TD warns that despite this being a profoundly sad case, there are many more people finding themselves having to make distressing decisions daily, due to the rising cost of living and the lack of state-funded accommodation.