Homeless figures out of control - fg bury the news on bank holiday

carlovian

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Remember how Simon Coveney promised to solve homelessness by June ?

Well things have got much worse and there are almost 8000 homeless people in Ireland.

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0804/895313-homeless-figures-june/

No wonder Simon ran away from housing.

Nice touch from the housing department to delay releasing the awful figures until the Friday of a bank holiday.
 


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FG hate the homeless as much as the working classes. Shame on all who give them a vote.
 

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It does seem to be a big problem in Dublin, do people move there to become homeless or do they move there and become homeless?, they are hardly all from Dublin.
 

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It does seem to be a big problem in Dublin, do people move there to become homeless or do they move there and become homeless?, they are hardly all from Dublin.
Counties surrounding Dublin are now really feeling it too.
 

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What exactly does "homeless" mean?

No home, or sleeping on the streets, or living in an hotel because you can't live beside Mammy or something.

Sorry to be so flippant, but I doubt that every family on that list has to sleep in a car or on the side of the road.

It will take time to sort it all out, and it's very unpleasant, but no one, except those who want to, need to sleep outdoors.

So again, what does homeless mean?
 

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It does seem to be a big problem in Dublin, do people move there to become homeless or do they move there and become homeless?, they are hardly all from Dublin.
Rents are out of control in Dublin. Banks are moving on reposessions of buy to let's and tenants have no rights.

Government protect mortgage holders in arrears but tenants are kicked out with nowhere to go.
 

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It does seem to be a big problem in Dublin, do people move there to become homeless or do they move there and become homeless?, they are hardly all from Dublin.
The mass immigration taps have been turned on again, the housing "crisis" will never be solved but a lot of vested interests will get rich in the process, think direct provision and you can guess who.

The aim now for the establishment is clamp down on the uppity worker with another influx of mass cheap labour, all applauded by the likes of Labour, Sinn Fein and Chattering classes and the Irish media.
 

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how many ppsn numbers are being issued every week?
do we need really even more people coming to Ireland to work in low paid jobs clogging up housing for those here already?
 

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Remember how Simon Coveney promised to solve homelessness by June ?

Well things have got much worse and there are almost 8000 homeless people in Ireland.

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0804/895313-homeless-figures-june/
No wonder Simon ran away from housing.

Nice touch from the housing department to delay releasing the awful figures until the Friday of a bank holiday.
Numbers for May were published on June 30th , a Sunday. Those for April on May 26th , a Friday. Three successive months suggests a pattern but what drama queen doesn't love the media outrage of "numbers on a Bank Holiday weekend".
 
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You are very wrong according to the homeless services

https://mobile.twitter.com/ICHHDUBLIN/status/892835238530953218

Homeless families now been sent to Garda stations
That is awful.

No context though. How did they become homeless, and it is a Bank Holiday Weekend, when many services are closed.

ICHH is a very noble concept, but it is another layer of homeless services on top of Focus Ireland, Simon Community, Fr. Mc Verry trust, the Councils and have I left anyone out there?

Eoin O'Broin is SF. Nuff said for me anyway. Just my view, any bandwagon to hitch yourself to. Although I guess his heart is in the right place.
 

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Surely restricting immigration, and deporting those unemployed from outside this country, to free up space, for those in genuine need, should help this dire situation a lot.
 

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Surely restricting immigration, and deporting those unemployed from outside this country, to free up space, for those in genuine need, should help this dire situation a lot.
Building an odd house might help as well.

Last year there were less than 200 social houses built.
 

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Building an odd house might help as well.

Last year there were less than 200 social houses built.
That's firmly on the councils. They have the money to build.
 

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Numbers for May were published on June 30th , a Sunday. Those for April on May 26th , a Friday. Three successive months suggests a pattern but what drama queen doesn't love the media outrage of "numbers on a Bank Holiday weekend".
Shut your mouth you pitiful blueshirt spoofer
 

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The blueshirt lifter is not too worried about homeless families... He down queering in Belfast :mad:
 

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carlovian

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The blueshirt lifter is not too worried about homeless families... He down queering in Belfast :mad:
The homeless situation is a crisis.

No room for that nonsense.

There are hundreds of threads where you can go to.
 

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Remember how Simon Coveney promised to solve homelessness by June ?
Coveney's help to buy schema cost over 70M only in the first 3 months of the year and only it achieved is it pushed the house prices up. 70 million could build 1000 two bedroom apartments on State's grounds.

Coveney's policy failed a big time.
 


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