The Simon Community has launched a video campaign calling for an end to the homeless crisis, ahead of this weekend's State Commemoration of the 1916 Rising.

The charity says that 100 years on from the aspirations of the 1916 Proclamation, people are still fighting for their lives on Irish streets.

The video features Tommy KD, a musician and actor who has experienced homelessness, reading parts of the Proclamation at key Easter Rising locations around Dublin.

The Proclamation is also written on a sleeping bag.

In a statement, the charity said commemorations are a time for remembrance and reflection.

"The Proclamation had ambitions for equality and freedom, cherishing all of the children of the nation equally.

"Yet 100 years on we are surrounded by a catastrophic and ever worsening homeless crisis, where 6,000 men, women and children are trapped in emergency accommodation or sleeping rough on our streets, with countless others living in fear of losing their home."

It said tackling the issues of homelessness and the housing crisis must be a priority for the next government.

The charity also said the government's commitment to end long-term homelessness and the need to sleep rough by the end of 2016 will not be met.