Homelessness over 8000 with 3000 children, well done FG

carlovian

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People said it couldn't be done.

Enda Kenny said it would be sorted 2 years ago.

Landlord Coveney said the figure would be 0 by June of this year.

But FG kept at it, building tiny amounts of social houses, relying on the
dysfunctional private rental market and the genorosity of landlords.

And finally yesterday it was announced that FG have managed to increase
the numbers homeless in a year by a whopping 25% to over 8000.

Some achievement FG, keep the recovery going.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0907/903072-homeless/
 


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I was listening to Howlin on the PK show on Newstalk. He says the Sec of the Department of Housing told him LAs do not want to build housing estates because of the future social problems and because they do not want to "decant Dublin people into their areas'".

What cùnts, maybe if a few culchies moved back to where they come from........petunia
 

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The ultimate solution has to be to build taller in Dublin. Vertical living will reduce rents and get the homeless out of hotels and into homes.

Few homeless families want to move to Louth or Roscommon where there are homes empty.
 

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Truly one of the failures of this government. An eye must also be cast on family members of the homeless who do not allow the misfortuned into their homes during their ordeal.
 

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People said it couldn't be done.

Enda Kenny said it would be sorted 2 years ago.

Landlord Coveney said the figure would be 0 by June of this year.

But FG kept at it, building tiny amounts of social houses, relying on the
dysfunctional private rental market and the genorosity of landlords.

And finally yesterday it was announced that FG have managed to increase
the numbers homeless in a year by a whopping 25% to over 8000.

Some achievement FG, keep the recovery going.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0907/903072-homeless/
FG are unreal. Our population density is tiny in comparison to other countries. There is no reason why homelessness and housing should be at crisis levels, except that FG have deliberately made it so.
 

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Truly one of the failures of this government. An eye must also be cast on family members of the homeless who do not allow the misfortuned into their homes during their ordeal.
Imagine how bad it would be if the "sofa surfers" were included in the figures.

Sometimes there aren't family supports available.
 

ruserious

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The ultimate solution has to be to build taller in Dublin. Vertical living will reduce rents and get the homeless out of hotels and into homes.

Few homeless families want to move to Louth or Roscommon where there are homes empty.
Quite frankly, needs come before wants. Poor people don't get to live where they want unfortunately. How many social housing exist in Manhattan? People need to start understanding that you no longer have a right to live in the main financial and commercial capital of the country without having to pay for it.
 

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FG are unreal. Our population density is tiny in comparison to other countries. There is no reason why homelessness and housing should be at crisis levels, except that FG have deliberately made it so.
Its still some achievement to get the numbers so high while pretending
to be solving it.

Remember Simon Coveney meeting local authorities 15 months ago to sort it all out

Simon Coveney seeks

Today Eoghan Murphy will meet local authorities to sort it all out.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0908/903160-housing/
 

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Quite frankly, needs come before wants. Poor people don't get to live where they want unfortunately. How many social housing exist in Manhattan? People need to start understanding that you no longer have a right to live in the main financial and commercial capital of the country without having to pay for it.
Is there not rent control all across New York, even Manhattan? Not the same thing but at least it can give a measure of security to renters, unlike the free for all mess we have here? I'm not overly familiar with how it works, but surely if the capital of capitalism can do it, why can't we?
 

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Its still some achievement to get the numbers so high while pretending
to be solving it.

Remember Simon Coveney meeting local authorities 15 months ago to sort it all out

Simon Coveney seeks

Today Eoghan Murphy will meet local authorities to sort it all out.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0908/903160-housing/
If there is a better example in recent politics of complete spinelessness than Coveney running out of housing when he got the chance, I'd like to see it.
 

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Quite frankly, needs come before wants. Poor people don't get to live where they want unfortunately. How many social housing exist in Manhattan? People need to start understanding that you no longer have a right to live in the main financial and commercial capital of the country without having to pay for it.
Poor people? Arrogant W@nker!
 

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Murphy is being told to pîss off with himself by the CEOs of the LAs as we speak, I'd warrant.
 

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Is there not rent control all across New York, even Manhattan? Not the same thing but at least it can give a measure of security to renters, unlike the free for all mess we have here? I'm not overly familiar with how it works, but surely if the capital of capitalism can do it, why can't we?
New York not a good example.
In June 2017, there were 60,717 homeless people, including 15,145 homeless families with 22,695 homeless children, sleeping each night in the New York City municipal shelter system. Families comprise just over three-quarters of the homeless shelter population.
 

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New York not a good example.
In June 2017, there were 60,717 homeless people, including 15,145 homeless families with 22,695 homeless children, sleeping each night in the New York City municipal shelter system. Families comprise just over three-quarters of the homeless shelter population.
Wow. Lets not be looking to New York for solutions so.
 

carlovian

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New York not a good example.
In June 2017, there were 60,717 homeless people, including 15,145 homeless families with 22,695 homeless children, sleeping each night in the New York City municipal shelter system. Families comprise just over three-quarters of the homeless shelter population.
Are FG in charge there as well ?
 

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Murphy is being told to pîss off with himself by the CEOs of the LAs as we speak, I'd warrant.
I'd like to be a fly on the wall at that. Then again the managers only know what their immediate subordinates are telling them. Want to actually sort it out, talk to the guys on the ground in the Councils, in the housing associations etc.
 

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Imagine the LA Managers having to do something bar cutting back on services.

Its lucky that the streets are swept at this stage.

Rates though climbed after the last review :(
 


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