Dublin Business taking the homeless off the streets at night.

realistic1

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A Dublin internet cafe is making an additional income by charging homeless people to sleep at their premises. From the report it seems the owner and the homeless seem pretty happy with the situation. People Before Profit Councillor Andrew Keegan seems a bit pissed that homeless people are being taken of the streets. I for one am disgusted by our Governments handling of the homeless situation, but I think the AAA should be happy that some of the homeless have some place dry and relatively safe place to temporarily reside.


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"It is normally €2 an hour for internet use, but we charge them €10, or €1 an hour, if they stay overnight.

"I need to pay staff, electricity, rates, tax.
 

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300,000 enpty houses in Ireland tonight.

Definitely have a homelessness problem.
You'd think your party would do something about the 7,000 plus people they're putting up in dodgy hotels at 3 times the cost of renting a place then, wouldn't you?
 

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A Dublin internet cafe is making an additional income by charging homeless people to sleep at their premises. From the report it seems the owner and the homeless seem pretty happy with the situation. People Before Profit Councillor Andrew Keegan seems a bit pissed that homeless people are being taken of the streets. I for one am disgusted by our Governments handling of the homeless situation, but I think the AAA should be happy that some of the homeless have some place dry and relatively safe place to temporarily reside.


Internet café 'exploiting' homeless by charging
Some gimp from DCC will put an end to that tomorrow.
 

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A Dublin internet cafe is making an additional income by charging homeless people to sleep at their premises. From the report it seems the owner and the homeless seem pretty happy with the situation. People Before Profit Councillor Andrew Keegan seems a bit pissed that homeless people are being taken of the streets. I for one am disgusted by our Governments handling of the homeless situation, but I think the AAA should be happy that some of the homeless have some place dry and relatively safe place to temporarily reside.


Internet café 'exploiting' homeless by charging
If you settle for crumbs, you will get crumbs.
Id say that is what they are getting at.
 

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It is voluntary, it helps poor people, and no one asked for bureaucratic blessing. In other words it will be attacked and possibly ended.
 

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Most people, myself included believe that there should be legislation passed making it unconstitutional for a person in this country to sleep rough.

However most of us, if we're being honest wouldn't give a homeless person money or even make eye contact with them.
 

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One of the main bad things about the ROI is that the State has a tendency to come down very hard on squatting- and this in the middle of a housing crisis. Ideally all properties left vacant for over a year should be nationalized but at the very least that they could do is let people squat in peace. There are houses enough in this country for everyone if only reason and basic solidarity was put before greed.
 

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If these people are willing to fork over a tenner a night for substandard accommodation where they feel safe, what is the issue. They are willing to pay, the internet provider does not mind if they sleep while using his service. The number of homeless is minuscule compared to the cost of servicing the charities charged with providing for them. Time to put this gravy train to bed, and actually provide decent care and attention to these people. Dispense with the middleman charities (who are creaming it), and provide the service directly. Enough money could probably be saved to provide each homeless person with five star accommodation, 3 decent meals, health care, a detox programme (if necessary), back to work or education training, and an interview wardrobe.
 

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A Dublin internet cafe is making an additional income by charging homeless people to sleep at their premises. From the report it seems the owner and the homeless seem pretty happy with the situation. People Before Profit Councillor Andrew Keegan seems a bit pissed that homeless people are being taken of the streets. I for one am disgusted by our Governments handling of the homeless situation, but I think the AAA should be happy that some of the homeless have some place dry and relatively safe place to temporarily reside.


Internet café 'exploiting' homeless by charging
Not very surprising really considering we have such a lack of vision in this country... a very Irish solution.
 

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Most people, myself included believe that there should be legislation passed making it unconstitutional for a person in this country to sleep rough.

However most of us, if we're being honest wouldn't give a homeless person money or even make eye contact with them.
Really?


I've often walked past, but on occasion like waiting for a bus or the late arrival of friend. I've often got two cups of coffee and split a sandwich and a roll up with a homeless person.

Being homeless doesn't make them any less human.

Fairplay to the owners, thanks to decades of ff and the current FG government we have a situation like this.
 

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Some gimp from DCC will put an end to that tomorrow.
The AAA (Socialist party) are already leading the charge. These political careerist would rather see people sleeping on the streets, so as to advance their failed political ideals.
 

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The AAA (Socialist party) are already leading the charge. These political careerist would rather see people sleeping on the streets, so as to advance their failed political ideals.
Yeah, fecking aaa in power now how long, and not one social housing estate built.

Keep voting FFG, that will cure the housing crisis.
 

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Yeah, fecking aaa in power now how long, and not one social housing estate built.

Keep voting FFG, that will cure the housing crisis.
I have no time for FFG, but if you think the AAA (Socialist party) have any solutions you are sadly mistaken.
 

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I have no time for FFG, but if you think the AAA (Socialist party) have any solutions you are sadly mistaken.
Like fair wage and a home for everyone? The bastards.
 

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300,000 enpty houses in Ireland tonight.

Definitely have a homelessness problem.
Its a testament to the Government, seems to me they are doing or avoiding doing everything in their power to keep it that way.
 

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Wtf is Keegan talking about? Internet cafés don't exist anymore because everybody has internet on their phone? I've heard some out-of-touch comments from Irish politicians but this is a bizarre one
 


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