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    Homelessness over 8000 with 3000 children, well done FG

    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 c¨nts, maybe if a few culchies moved back to where they come from........
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by carlovian View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gleeful View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bokuden View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by carlovian View Post
    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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