Homeless people in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin are being accommodated in containers due to a lack of hostel facilities in the area. The facility was started in January 2002 by Crosscare, a Catholic social agency in conjunction with the HSE and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. It consists of two portacabins that can accommodate 22 people. The facility is funded by the HSE and the County Council through the Department of Environment and Local Government, but managed by Crosscare. The night containers are housed in the grounds of the HSE on Tivoli road in Dún Laoghaire. Initially it was a temporary project set up for two months but according to a Crosscare spokesperson, "there was a need there and it was constantly being used".