O Holy Night

Figures released for November 2017 show an increase of 4% in homelessness in Ireland with the total number of people homeless for Christmas now at 8,857.

3,333 children will also be in emergency accommodation for Christmas Day. This is an increase of just under 800 children in 12 months – approximately a 30% increase. This is a national disgrace

The video of O HOLY NIGHT was created to raise awareness of these figures and to call on the Irish government to deal with the homeless emergency – providing more emergency beds and addressing the need to build social housing.

Filmed and Directed by Norma Burke
Starring Angel Hannigan
Vocals by Shane May
Edited by Philip Farrelly
Production Runner – Dave Cullen

With thanks to the Mobile Homeless Run who very kindly agreed to be filmed whilst serving food to the homeless on Grafton Street.

This production was made with the kind support of Near FM and Near TV