Cork - why is it different?

cricket

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Back in Cork this week for the first time in a while. Shocked with the number of Roma Gypsie accordion players around Cork playing for money during the day and the amount of them sleeping "rough" at night. Clearly organised crime. Most are well fed.
A whole gang of them took up posts in the city centre in mid Dec. One was arrested and guards found a return air ticket on him, due to go back in mid Jan. Sure enough, all disappeared off streets in mid Jan, back again about two weeks ago.
 


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A whole gang of them took up posts in the city centre in mid Dec. One was arrested and guards found a return air ticket on him, due to go back in mid Jan. Sure enough, all disappeared off streets in mid Jan, back again about two weeks ago.
Gardaí need to round them up. They are an eyesore for the city and I imagine it is affecting footfall through Pana.
 

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Back in Cork this week for the first time in a while. Shocked with the number of Roma Gypsie accordion players around Cork playing for money during the day and the amount of them sleeping "rough" at night. Clearly organised crime. Most are well fed.
There are a load around at the moment, yes.
There was a piece on the Sean O'Rourke programme, er, yesterday, about how they're discriminated against in the city.
 

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Back in Cork this week for the first time in a while. Shocked with the number of Roma Gypsie accordion players around Cork playing for money during the day and the amount of them sleeping "rough" at night. Clearly organised crime. Most are well fed.
Sharon Shannon will be suprised by calling playing the accordian a crime.

 

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Cork is different 'cause of that brain-drilling voice/accent which is specially designed, from generations of practice, to whine and whinge about general stuff in life - particularly if they want to screw HSE or the social welfare out of more dosh on top of what they are already scrounging.

Then there is another "brave but suffering" plaintive version of the voice/accent which is put on when they are either on the Late Late Show or VHI ads regaling us with a blow by blow account of their fortitude through the misery of some horrible cancer

Otherwise they can be seen on the steps of the Four Courts following some huge award owing to some medical misadventure - and they are always from Cork

They really are a whole county's-worth of bums
 

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Gardaí need to round them up. They are an eyesore for the city and I imagine it is affecting footfall through Pana.
They're probably there for the leftover caramel syringes from Huckleberry's....

 


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