Trouble in Clontarf - Housing Policy in Crisis



statsman

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NIMBY. Oh, but we're very sympathetic.

[Edit] What a bloody pathetic attempt at an OP, BTW. Zoo, by rights.
 

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You know they have no real argument to make when they come out with sh!te like this:
“The problem the community has here is the way in which Dublin City Council has imposed this on us. Nobody on the road knew anything about this project until we did our own investigation. A neighbour across the road became concerned when he heard noises in the vacant property and called gardaí.
When push comes to shove, it's none of their effing business. The place was used as a B&B. So, now it's being used to house the homeless.

Let the busybodies go back to complaining about sea-walls that are a few inches too high, or whatever feeds the latest outrage.
 

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Hi all.........utter absurdity, no-one wins here.......

Anger at

leos policy of helping those who get up early is urgently required........
Looks like the Governement is enabling the property bubble in spending 2 million for a property. I expect this property crash to come sooner than later, when you see crazy purchases like this.
 

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Whats the problem here? State buys a house suitable for 13 families, which even NIMBY residents say was purchased at the price of 8 flats - ie, 13 families get housing at the price of 8 flats. Sounds like a good deal.
 

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Looks like the Governement is enabling the property bubble in spending 2 million for a property. I expect this property crash to come sooner than later, when you see crazy purchases like this.
I wouldn`t worry about it too much.

Once bitten.............
 

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So the government is getting into the B&B business as opposed to investing in social housing stock. What a surprise. First they want to build prefabs, now this. The underlying link is that they are not planning on anything sustainable that will give people any sense of security in relying on the government to help. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
 

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So the government is getting into the B&B business as opposed to investing in social housing stock. What a surprise. First they want to build prefabs, now this. The underlying link is that they are not planning on anything sustainable that will give people any sense of security in relying on the government to help. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
The state's most recently attempt to quickly build low-cost modular homes has failed.
 

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Sure wont it be a combination of loads of different policies that will sort the homelessness problem.

Sure there are 183,000 empty houses tonight still................
 

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Whats the problem here? State buys a house suitable for 13 families, which even NIMBY residents say was purchased at the price of 8 flats - ie, 13 families get housing at the price of 8 flats. Sounds like a good deal.
I wonder is the house fit to house the 13 families straight away or will there be the usually remedial works that will take one year, and cost another 500k euros??
 

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So if the housing agency makes a change of use from emergency/transitional housing to fewer long term housing units, the neighbours won't have a problem! Do they normally call the police when renovation works are being carried out on properties that were recently For Sale/Sold on that road?
 

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You know they have no real argument to make when they come out with sh!te like this:

When push comes to shove, it's none of their effing business. The place was used as a B&B. So, now it's being used to house the homeless.

Let the busybodies go back to complaining about sea-walls that are a few inches too high, or whatever feeds the latest outrage.
TBF I think it was the conditions about not asking locals for money and daily needle collections that alarmed the locals. Why they were even mentioned is a puzzle since these houses are for families.

Dublin residents angered by plan to move homeless families into vacant houses - Dublin Live
 

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Basically the locals support initiatives to reduce/end homelessness............but not in their area............somewhere else would be much better
 

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I agree with the description of it as a tenement. I've seen similar projects on RTE news promoting what a great thing these hostels for homeless families are when in reality they are a potential nightmare for the families who will use them. It's all very well showing us around the untenanted property but we're talking about multiple families sharing a kitchen and laundry facilities. That's a special kind of hell for other families if they get stuck with a problem family monopolising the place and a total lack of privacy for the tenants.

It's all very easy to take a dig at the wealthy neighbours, but there aren't many people, regardless of their income or the value of their property, who wouldn't be horrified to get a letter telling them that there will be a need to have a daily collection of dumped needles from their neighbourhoods because of the new neighbours. It's a bad decision and a bad way to treat homelessness.
 


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