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FG cllr claims lack of trampoline space reason to decline social housing


cyberianpan

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People dying of hunger in Africa, yet now it seems that trampolining should be considered a fundamental human right here:

Evening Echo — Family refuse council house because no room for children
A FAMILY on the social housing waiting list refused an offer of a council home because there wasn’t enough space for a trampoline, a Cork County Council official has said.
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Cllr Neville said a family could legitimately refuse a home on the basis that there was no space for their child to take part in a hobby such as trampolining. She said a garden was a very important part of a home for many families with young children.
I've heard it all now. Seriously what planet are the people from the "entitlements culture" living on ?

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A chap has a right, "given Ireland is a country in which there is plenty of land, to have the space to stand outside his house and look back at it to see if it has been painted properly."
Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, discussing the property tax bill, in the Dáil.

Austerity
 

Bill

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I knew FG pro-trampoline policies would come back to haunt them.
 

Dan_Murphy

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If they don't want the house, thats fine.

Just throw them at the back of the list and move on.
 

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I think this is a politic issue with some bounce.
 

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Problem Solved....house n trampoline combo.....room for all the family...

 

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“We are talking about very human things here. This is not just a house, it’s a place for them to live too,” she said.

What? Are they giving more than one house per family now?:confused:

Of course they need space...there's also the slide, the swing, the paddling pool,and the barbeque to accomodate.


And where do they expect the First Communion bouncy castle to go?
 

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All this goes to prove just how easy it is to make a mountain of a mole hill. Remember how all those aeons ago the world castigated Ireland because it "killed" an Indian Dentist through not allowing a termination? Turned out it was an off the cuff remark by a midwife and not the considered opinion of a doctor. Much the same principle is at work here by the sound of it, take a remark and blow it up out of all proportion, childish and silly really. The best thing the wingnuts can do is pack their faux fury away and save it for something a little more deserving.
 

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OK, don't want the house, that's fine. End of the queue you bunch of clowns..
 

cyberianpan

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Given that I am sure it is a perfectly good house.
They mustn't want it too badly then!
It's a shocking indictment of what people now expect for free... I wonder would even Marx et al support trampolining as a fundamental right ?

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Personally I would be more concerned about a house having the space for a moat and a drawbridge. An Irishman's council house is his castle after all, innit?
 

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It's a shocking indictment of what people now expect for free... I wonder would even Marx et al support trampolining as a fundamental right ?

cYp
That completely depends on who is denying them that right - if its the US then obviously, but if the late Chavez Or Ackmeddinnerjacket denied people their god given right to jump up and down on a sprung piece of canvas it then there was an honourable reason for it....
 

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You should the kind of houseing some of us have had to put up with over the years Veronica ,a clueless comment on your part.
 

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All this goes to prove just how easy it is to make a mountain of a mole hill. Remember how all those aeons ago the world castigated Ireland because it "killed" an Indian Dentist through not allowing a termination? Turned out it was an off the cuff remark by a midwife and not the considered opinion of a doctor. Much the same principle is at work here by the sound of it, take a remark and blow it up out of all proportion, childish and silly really. The best thing the wingnuts can do is pack their faux fury away and save it for something a little more deserving.


It's really not; it's quite an important matter for the fabric of our society.

Many working people who've struggled to buy homes, and now have to pay property tax, need to feel some solidarity from those who avail of Social housing. They are the people who are forever being told to 'don the green jersey' for the sake of the country.

People who turn down adequate housing on trivial grounds undermine the cases of genuine need when they make the headlines.
 
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