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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryPlough01 View Post
    Damn-U ! You killed the thread.

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    The children of homeless families who would have been sent to industrial schools are now locked away in anonymous hotel bedrooms.

    And we donít talk about this for the same reasons we were so silent 50 years ago.

    These children are shameful. In the old days they didnít fit the picture of Irelandís unique holiness. Now, they donít fit the story of the miraculous success of austerity.
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    The small town mentality raging in below thread makes sad reading on politics.ie...

    Mother and 5 Children Sleeping in Car

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    Irish people are conditioned against autonomy, and Irish conditioning is that everyone is in everyone else's business. And individuals are forced to conform.

    It's highly reminiscent of Chinese society during their cultural revolution.

    People do move and have disruptions, including having to disrupt their kids education. She needs City assistance to get her kids back in school.

    Ye are proposing that her children be taken away for re-education. What's next? Forced labour for the mother?

    Have Ye all paid off your mortgages before Ye bought your car? How irresponsible of Ye.
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    Housing is a right, and Ireland must recognise this in law | Irish Examiner


    There are 7,699 men, women, and children living in emergency accommodation. Many people who live in hotels, hostels, and B&Bs are stuck there for months, sometimes years.

    They wander the streets during the day, until they can return to their accommodation and hope for a bed for the night. They have nowhere to bring friends to share food and conversation, nowhere for children to play with school friends, nowhere to call home.

    The trauma is untold.

    …. People become homeless for a range of complex and overlapping reasons. Primary causes are poverty, inequality, and lack of affordable housing, often coupled with systems failures and individual circumstances.



    "Vulnerable being driven into homelessness" as figures show 42% of homeless are female | Irish Examiner


    “It is shameful that our country has been identified as having the most feminised homeless population in the European Union. It’s believed that over 4 in 10 of homeless adults in Ireland are women with almost half of those in Dublin.

    Sadly research predicts that the situation is likely to worsen particularly as a growing number of women are deterred from registering as homeless due to fear of stigmatisation."
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryPlough01 View Post
    Housing is a right, and Ireland must recognise this in law | Irish Examiner


    There are 7,699 men, women, and children living in emergency accommodation. Many people who live in hotels, hostels, and B&Bs are stuck there for months, sometimes years.

    They wander the streets during the day, until they can return to their accommodation and hope for a bed for the night. They have nowhere to bring friends to share food and conversation, nowhere for children to play with school friends, nowhere to call home.

    The trauma is untold.

    …. People become homeless for a range of complex and overlapping reasons. Primary causes are poverty, inequality, and lack of affordable housing, often coupled with systems failures and individual circumstances.



    "Vulnerable being driven into homelessness" as figures show 42% of homeless are female | Irish Examiner


    “It is shameful that our country has been identified as having the most feminised homeless population in the European Union. It’s believed that over 4 in 10 of homeless adults in Ireland are women with almost half of those in Dublin.

    Sadly research predicts that the situation is likely to worsen particularly as a growing number of women are deterred from registering as homeless due to fear of stigmatisation."
    You miss the elephant in the room. We have not dealt with the property crash of a decade ago. This rental crisis was all expected and foretold.



    Oh, and why is it shameful that Ireland has the most feminised homeless population AT 40%?

    In an equal society where men were treated equally I would expect the homeless to be 50/50 male/female.
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    Homelessness Advocate Fr Peter McVerry Speaking at a Symposium on Housing - “Housing in Ireland: Philosophy, Policies and Results" - held in Trinity College, Dublin:


    Fr McVerry: Homelessness is 'Beyond a crisis'; Taoiseach must 'declare national emergency'



    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...cy-816395.html


    … Fr McVerry said the number of people in emergency accommodation has doubled since January 2015.

    "The numbers have increased every month since July 2016, when the Government published Rebuilding Ireland, its Action Plan on Housing. In October 2017, there were almost 2,000 more people in emergency accommodation than in July 2016, with the number of children going up by almost 850,” he said.

    He said the Government is "unable or unwilling" to acknowledge that 'Rebuilding Ireland' is not working.

    "He [Leo] needs to bring all the relevant parties around a table, reach consensus on a new plan, and then demand that everyone works from that plan, as a priority,” Fr McVerry said.
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    In a capitalist society with a right wing Government is it any surprise that Ireland has a homeless issue. McVerry talks a lot but I never once heard him mention the disgusting salaries and benefits of those in RTE. Why does'nt he ask the top earners in RTE to take a wage cut and put it towards the Homeless. How about his friend Joe Duffy who has no discernible talent but yet gets over ten times the average industrial wage. Is McVerry a hypocrite? Or the public sector in General which is bloated with people of mediocre talent on huge salaries and pensions which really causes a moral hazard. There is so much that could be done by our Government and politicians in general to rid a very small country of this crisis. The problem is no one wants to change anything. Keep the status quo.
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    Has Fr McVerry acknowledged that government intervention in the private rental sector along with mass immigration led to less supply in housing?

    Of course not.
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    Surely homeless charities should consolidate to make more "donations" available for the homeless ?

    Niall Mellon did trojan work in South Africa.

    Would there be something similar in Ireland where builders, labourers, professionals etc could give up their weekends etc. to build affordable houses ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devoutcapitalist View Post
    Has Fr McVerry acknowledged that government intervention in the private rental sector along with mass immigration led to less supply in housing?

    Of course not.
    Does he have to ? Most people already know that the media who at the end of the day are only journalists seldom ask the right questions and therefore seldom get the pertinent answers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    Surely homeless charities should consolidate to make more "donations" available for the homeless ?

    Niall Mellon did trojan work in South Africa.

    Would there be something similar in Ireland where builders, labourers, professionals etc could give up their weekends etc. to build affordable houses ?
    Donít let Damien english catch you comparing the housing emergency with the townships of South Africa.

    The Americans could be listening.
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