Homeless figures now so bad (8270) that government try to hid them

carlovian

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The homeless figures continued their surge upwards in August to stand at 8270 with 3048 of these
homeless children.

This was the homeless figure that Landlord Coveney told us would be at 0 by June of this year.

Little bit embarassing for the department of housing so in their August report on homelessness
here is their summary.


"Addressing homelessness remains a priority for this Government and all stakeholders continue to make every effort to address the issue.

While the number of family presentations nationally in August has increased by 13 overall, the figure for Dublin has fallen by 32. Given that there were 102 additional presentations in Dublin, the overall reduction in the number of homeless families in Dublin is 134. The opening of further family hubs/facilities in the coming weeks and months will further assist in meeting the needs of families in emergency accommodation.

Last year, there were over 3,000 exits from homelessness into sustainable tenancies. In the first six months of this year some 1,800 exits were achieved.

The Department and local authorities will continue to work closely, quickly and proactively to identify further solutions that will work to help people and families in this very difficult situation.

An unprecedented €5.3 billion has been ring-fenced for our housing and homelessness plans out to 2021. Those plans are currently being reviewed in light of the experiences of the past year and more details of this will be announced shortly for debate and agreement in the Oireachtas."



No sign of the homeless figures at all and even when you go into the report

http://www.rebuildingireland.ie/homeless_report_-_august_2017.pdf

there is no total figure given for homelessness.

So the new solution seems to be "Hide The Problem"
 


SamsonS

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The homeless figures continued their surge upwards in August to stand at 8270 with 3048 of these
homeless children.

This was the homeless figure that Landlord Coveney told us would be at 0 by June of this year.

Little bit embarassing for the department of housing so in their August report on homelessness
here is their summary.


"Addressing homelessness remains a priority for this Government and all stakeholders continue to make every effort to address the issue.

While the number of family presentations nationally in August has increased by 13 overall, the figure for Dublin has fallen by 32. Given that there were 102 additional presentations in Dublin, the overall reduction in the number of homeless families in Dublin is 134. The opening of further family hubs/facilities in the coming weeks and months will further assist in meeting the needs of families in emergency accommodation.

Last year, there were over 3,000 exits from homelessness into sustainable tenancies. In the first six months of this year some 1,800 exits were achieved.

The Department and local authorities will continue to work closely, quickly and proactively to identify further solutions that will work to help people and families in this very difficult situation.

An unprecedented €5.3 billion has been ring-fenced for our housing and homelessness plans out to 2021. Those plans are currently being reviewed in light of the experiences of the past year and more details of this will be announced shortly for debate and agreement in the Oireachtas."



No sign of the homeless figures at all and even when you go into the report

http://www.rebuildingireland.ie/homeless_report_-_august_2017.pdf

there is no total figure given for homelessness.

So the new solution seems to be "Hide The Problem"
Would agree, that report is very short so should be able to give basic statistical information in an easy to understand way, and it doesen't!

You have to drill into the stats to decipher that overall amount, rather than present it straight off.

Surely this report , along with geographic information, should have clearly identified figures for total number of people homeless?
I mean it gives the number of families/households and children and adults but nowhere does it total it.

Whats more, it is missing comparative tables, say for the previous 2 months and maybe the figures for Aug 2016 and 2015.
 

dresden8

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Homelessness is not a crisis.

It is a policy option.

One the gaelers have fully embraced.

They have no desire to solve this "crisis". It is their policy.
 

Fritzbox

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Homelessness is not a crisis.

It is a policy option.

One the gaelers have fully embraced.

They have no desire to solve this "crisis". It is their policy.
Nonsense - they have an even bigger Homeless problem here in Germany - do you reckon Angela Merkel's a "gaeler".
 

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Natural consequence of unfettered capitalism.
 

HarshBuzz

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I reckon it's a consequence of population growth.
it's a consequence of having experienced an absolutely insane property bubble
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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Why bother spinning them? It's not like people actually REALLY give a fúck
 

Fritzbox

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it's a consequence of having experienced an absolutely insane property bubble
I don't disagree that's a factor too. But bear in mind that the population of the Greater Dublin area has increased by almost a 1/4 of a million in the last 10 years. It could be argued that homelessness could have been a lot worse, all considered.
 

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if the government had balls they would shut the doors to unskilled workers coming to this country. those on the dole for over 3 months should be cut off..no more throwing away welfare. giving people from countries where a weekly wage is half of what the sw rates are here gives no incentive to up sticks and go.
time to go back home if it hasn't worked out in this country. paying out and re educating these people is another farce. paying back to education etc. as if it's our problem they're unemployed.
 

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if the government had balls they would shut the doors to unskilled workers coming to this country. those on the dole for over 3 months should be cut off..no more throwing away welfare. giving people from countries where a weekly wage is half of what the sw rates are here gives no incentive to up sticks and go.
time to go back home if it hasn't worked out in this country. paying out and re educating these people is another farce. paying back to education etc. as if it's our problem they're unemployed.
Not sure what your point is. In August the live register had about 45000 people not from Ireland. Of these 7800 are not from EU, down 1600 or so in the last 2 years. .
 

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Not sure what your point is. In August the live register had about 45000 people not from Ireland. Of these 7800 are not from EU, down 1600 or so in the last 2 years. .
cut the numbers coming here. we don't need people coming here to work in subway or dunnes stores. things will keep getting worse if we continue down the path we're on.
 

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cut the numbers coming here. we don't need people coming here to work in subway or dunnes stores. things will keep getting worse if we continue down the path we're on.
Actually, looking at the tightness of the employment market across all sectors, you are 100% wrong. We do need workers from outside.
 

ionsniffer

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Actually, looking at the tightness of the employment market across all sectors, you are 100% wrong. We do need workers from outside.
what sort of workers do we need? any links showing Dunnes Stores etc needs staff to stock shelves or cafes closing because of lack of staff?
 

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Sweet Darling

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cut the numbers coming here. we don't need people coming here to work in subway or dunnes stores. things will keep getting worse if we continue down the path we're on.
And replace them with what, a Irish junky or drunk running up your roll in Subway.?
 

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cut the numbers coming here. we don't need people coming here to work in subway or dunnes stores. things will keep getting worse if we continue down the path we're on.
Who will do that work then?
 

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if the government had balls they would shut the doors to unskilled workers coming to this country. those on the dole for over 3 months should be cut off..no more throwing away welfare. giving people from countries where a weekly wage is half of what the sw rates are here gives no incentive to up sticks and go.
time to go back home if it hasn't worked out in this country. paying out and re educating these people is another farce. paying back to education etc. as if it's our problem they're unemployed.
Ireland is noe experiencing a housing/homeless problem, Ireland has an immigration problem and no amount of house building will fix that problem especially wit brexit coming down the tracks.....
 


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