Coalition is anti-Irish, says councillor | Irish Examiner
Kevin Sheahan, a Limerick based FF councillor has called for Irish Citizens to be given priority on Social Housing waiting lists. Strangely, as it stands this isn’t the case already, a person on the waiting list who is an Irish citizen has the same priority as someone on the list who is a citizen of any other country in the world.
He also mentions mothers being told to go home to mammy by state services on their request for social housing.Kevin Sheahan made the remark at a Limerick County Council meeting yesterday as he called on the Government to take a lead from the Conservative party’s anti-immigration policies in the UK.
Fine Gael and Labour members stormed out of the monthly council meeting when Mr Sheahan persisted in his demand for a notice of motion to be sent to the Department of the Environment calling for an Irish-first policy to be drawn up for social housing.[NOTE environ.ie haven’t posted an updated housing stats report since 2008]
He said: “We only do it when the English government do it. The English government have now said if you are a non-national you have to be in the country five years. But we house non-nationals straight away.
Of course the Limerick Leader tries to imply Cllr Sheahon is a racist – a term that has lost all meaning except as a weapon to prevent conversation, here is how he responded:Originally Posted by Cllr Sheahan
Michael Clifford of the Examiner said the comments "bordered on racism". This is the paper that publishes pro mass immigration puff pieces by Peter Sutherland of the Trilateral Commisson and ex AG fame.Originally Posted by Limerick Leader
A FG councillor Kieran Dennison of Dublin has also in the recent past expressed his disbelief at the globalised nature of the “social” housing program in this country and its costs.
Provision of social housing for non-EU nationals queried - Independent.ie
The problem here is that all our politicians now treat non-discrimination as the highest ideal to serve, they are in fact terrified of not giving it lip service, to them, an Irish person no more deserves social housing then some lad barely in the country. The primacy of the wants and needs of the Irish population has to be expressed to our politicians. They aren’t serving the world, they are serving the citizens of the Republic of Ireland first and foremost.Originally Posted by FG Cllr Dennison
The fact that some Fine Gael and Labour councilors stormed out of the meeting like children with fingers jammed in their ears says much for how some people view debate and democracy.
Lets hope both Cllr Dennison and Sheahan go for TDs positions in the future, its required we have people asking the hard questions on our behalf. Phil Hogan also really needs to explain himself here as the Minister in charge of social housing allocation.
Camerons Plan to restrict Housing benefits to foreign nationals in the United Kingdom.
David Cameron to ban immigrants from joining council house waiting lists for up to five years - Mirror Online