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Irish Mosque Opens up its Doors to the Homeless as Temperatures Fall Below Zero

The Clonskeagh Mosque in Ireland’s capital, Dublin has opened up its doors for the local homeless population.

The mosque announced that they would be providing shelter to anyone regardless of race or religion as temperatures fall below zero as a result of storm Emma.

Storm Emma, nicknamed ‘The Beast from the East’ has brought snow and freezing winds to Europe.

With temperatures expected to drop to as low as minus 10, the mosque has converted one of its halls into a temporary shelter. Sleeping bags and two warm meals a day will also be provided.

Summayah Kenna, Head of Community Welfare Department with the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland said,

“We will have a security team on duty at night, and maintenance teams have been alerted to make sure there is sufficient heating in the building, especially late at night”

The shelter is open between 5pm on Tuesday February 27th to 10am on Sunday 4th March 2018.

The mosque may keep the shelter open for longer depending on weather conditions.

The mosque’s address is: Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, 19 Roebuck Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14.

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