A heart-rending video in which a sobbing four-year-old girl is told she must spend her third Christmas homeless has gone viral.
Mum Leanne Dunleavy, took the video of daughter Poppy to highlight the devastating effects of homelessness on both children and adults.
The video was posted on Facebook where it has racked up more than 167,000 views with many people blaming the Government for Leanne’s situation.
Leanne says she has been in and out of homeless shelters for the last two years due to unforeseen circumstances, and that she doesn’t expect her situation to change soon.
She said the video “has broken many hearts across the world, not just Ireland”.
The short clip shows young Poppy sitting on a bed in a hotel room in Dublin, clearly distraught with red puffy cheeks and tears streaming down her face.
Hair stylist, Leanne then says to her: “Poppy why did you tell your mind out there?”
A crying Poppy replies: “Because I have nowhere to stay