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    gerhard dengler gerhard dengler is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerhard dengler
    Michael Noonan solicited international vulture funds in order to sell them Irish property.

    At discount prices.

    The discount funded by the tax paying citizen and funded by those made homeless as a result.
    Quote Originally Posted by Half Nelson View Post
    A shameful action worthy of Fine Gael. People who are now homeless were denied the chance to buy their homes at the prices offered to foreign, tax-avoiding vulture funds.
    These are the same vulture funds allowed by the Fine Gael/Labour government to operate here under "charitable status" and all the tax advantages which accrue from "charitable status" too.

    Shameful doesn't adequately describe what Noonan/Fine Gael/Labour did, by soliciting these vulture funds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe Quimby View Post
    you cannot help someone who wont help themselves.

    Some of the people tonight just love wallowing in self pity
    You are an arsehole
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe Quimby View Post
    you cannot help someone who wont help themselves.

    Some of the people tonight just love wallowing in self pity
    Genuine homeless people - people sleeping rough - invariably have a mental health issue of some sort. These people need more than just a council house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expose the lot of them View Post
    If they "exited homelessness" into private rented accommodation they not "exited homeless", only postponed it until the landlord decides to sell or require the house for himself/family member, etc.

    This crisis has been escalating over the last five years, at least, why the help are there still any " voids" anywhere in the country?
    Just more lies and spin from the FG scum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erudite Caveman View Post
    Genuine homeless people - people sleeping rough - invariably have a mental health issue of some sort. These people need more than just a council house.

    More than anything else, it's drug addiction.
    You can be pretty much guaranteed that all homeless people would have been offered a roof over their heads.
    The question is why they cannot remain there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erudite Caveman View Post
    Genuine homeless people - people sleeping rough - invariably have a mental health issue of some sort. These people need more than just a council house.
    The desire to give up drugs must come from within, if it’s a mental illness, yes they need a different type of care (but not in Dublin, the midlands)
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    Over 400 houses empty in the Ballyfermot area, wtf?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson View Post
    More than anything else, it's drug addiction.
    You can be pretty much guaranteed that all homeless people would have been offered a roof over their heads.
    The question is why they cannot remain there.
    Hard to have sympathy for a drug addict. They choose to do heroin that first time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson View Post
    More than anything else, it's drug addiction.
    You can be pretty much guaranteed that all homeless people would have been offered a roof over their heads.
    The question is why they cannot remain there.
    The lady with the two children is a drug addict? I suggest you withdraw that allegation.
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    There is something wrong alright . This is now a billion euro business . Homeless Charity businesses are getting millions and millions . Multi homelessness charities all with headquarters, chief executive, layered staff in each one , charities that are in the “business”40 years , HAP payments , rent allowances , increase of certain amounts in each area over the set limit to keep people in rented accommodation and yet we are getting nowhere.
    I heard on the radio that social housing is what the homeless need not short term hostel / hubs. Imagine declaring your homeless if you where giving a house within weeks . The numbers would be out of control.
    The councils don’t use their stock well. People on good wages , yes I know their paying more in rent but there should be a limit on social housing income . Stock should be moved around so that one person shouldn’t be in a three bedroom house . Council estates brought back in , majority of people grew up in one and majority have not become anti social black holes . Make it easy to evict trouble makers , easier to evict those that won’t pay the council the rent . Make the council provide bedsits for single people . The housing ministry should stop funds all the different homeless charities and bring the expertise into his department and free up multi millions that can be used in other areas.
    We hear “I’d do anything to have a home to have a roof over me kids heads”. Then when offered one outside Dublin /Cork cities it’s oh me kids school.
    The council should also stop the adding of names on to the rent book like the the voluntary sector. The lease is only for that person and if she or he dies , that’s it . No taking over the lease .
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