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    Default 3000 queue for Christmas food parcels in Dublin.

    First of all, a big Thank You to the Friars Capuchin's for restoring my faith in humanity.
    We're all too quick to criticise the Catholic churchmen, while forgetting how much good work they do in Ireland and around the World.
    And also to their voluntary workers of all religions and none.

    The photo of the people lined up in the miserable damp and rain is utterly depressing, but the story is uplifting.
    Hundreds queue before dawn for food parcels - National News - Independent.ie
    I'm guessing it's a mix of local Irish and foreign immigrants, probably from around the World and of all religions.
    This was also going on throughout the Celtic Tiger so it's not a new phenomenom.
    Also know of the soup kitchens in Athlone etc.
    Has the gap between rich and poor ever been greater in the history of the State?
    Go a few streets from this scene in Dublin and you'll meet gross materialism and consumerism.
    It's almost Dickensian

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    put my offerings in the local shops S.V.P drive earlier would encourage others to do the same 3000 people collecting food parcels is a shocking number no one should be going hungry in this state this christmas
    i owe my allegiance only to the working class

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    I'm sure some of them were just there for the free stuff.

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    Must be a different Dublin form the place where the IMO boss can get a pension pot of almost 10 Million Euro for successfully lobbying to maximize his members' cut of the PAYE taxpayers pie.....
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    According to yesterdays Metro Herald front page article ...they said there were a mix of people in the queue even some architects and other 'professionals' who never thought to find themselves in this situation...

    There is no 'almost Dickensian' about it.......this society is splitting into the haves and the have-nots and there will come trouble from this inequality yet.....professional people with education will eventually organise and then this state will reap a whirlwind...........
    What the imagination can't conjure, reality delivers with a shrug

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    Remember lads, overseas aid budget is 600 million.
    ..the Irish nation can become other than white, by privileging the voices of the racialised and subverting state immigration but also integration policies. Ronit Lentin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telemachus View Post
    Remember lads, overseas aid budget is 600 million.

    Valid point.


    Can't imagine ever having to queue for food. Must be utterly heart-breaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by off with their heads View Post
    put my offerings in the local shops S.V.P drive earlier would encourage others to do the same 3000 people collecting food parcels is a shocking number no one should be going hungry in this state this christmas
    On another note, i'd advise people NOT to give money to beggers in the street and instead give to charities that work with the poor and homeless.
    The money you give in the street will undoubtedly be used for drugs, booze or organised fraudsters.
    Once saw a guy put a 50 euro note into the cup of a teenage Roma gypsy on the DART. Idiot.

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    This must be a different Dublin, from the city where A Great Socialist Ditherer can retire on a massive Taoiseach's salary after bring the country to bankruptcy, and whose only regret was that he never built his very own Dole Bowl......on 200 K per annum...after appointing his pals to state boards..."because they were me frendz"....it must be a different Dublin from that Dublin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth.ie View Post
    On another note, i'd advise people NOT to give money to beggers in the street and instead give to charities that work with the poor and homeless.
    The money you give in the street will undoubtedly be used for drugs, booze or organised fraudsters.
    Can the same the Pravda levy, or taxes that eventually end up being used to bail out banks and gamblers holding Seanie bonds ?
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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