Homeless man from Kildare sleeping in two-man tent in Dublin

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Homeless man from Kildare sleeping in two-man tent in Dublin
15:15 Friday 21st of April 2017

A Co Kildare man forced to sleep in tent with his partner in Dublin admit they fear for their lives.

Gerry Molloy (27) and Eileena Kavanagh (21)  have been subjected to death threats during their time on the streets near HQ of Nama.

The campaign of abuse came after they were forced to pitch up at the Grand Canal in Dublin four months ago, just yards from Nama's Treasury Building.

Gerry told the Irish Sun: "I went into prison when I was younger and got addicted to heroin while I was inside.

"You can't walk five minutes down the road without being offered every drug under the sun.

"If I can get away from this world and into a house and a treatment centre then I can have a real life."

Gerry says all he and Eileena are asking for is the most basic of help in a bid to get back on their feet.

He said: "We're just trying to get granted a place in one of the six-month shelters.

"This morning was the first time waking up warm, dry, and in a comfortable bed after having a decent sleep and it felt amazing."

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