This story and Inchicore itself kind of sum up for me the development clusterfuck and the way things have ‘gone back to normal’ since the FG/Labour election in 2011.
A place like Inchicore with nothing much in it, in the midst of a housing crisis, so close to the centre of the most expensive city in the Eurozone.
The current mantra of houses, houses, houses is as bad as it was in the 2000s when massive estates would spring up in Lucan or Firhouse, and little or nothing around them initially at least, in terms of local shopping, entertainment, cultural or sporting facilities. Hell maybe even transport would be an afterthought so long as you got the housing knocked up, and development levies and VAT flowed in.
Like the 2000s you don’t need to be a PHD in spatial strategy to understand what is wrong here. The likes of the fella down at the football club could see it then, and can see it now. What is actually going on in Ireland with all these houses everywhere, and not much else going on? The only game in town.
You fail to build a modest 12,000 seater football stadium on an existing site, to develop community and grass roots sport, and then moan every two years that the football team aren’t as good as Croatia, or such and such failed to medal in the Olympics.
Fine Gael and their ragtag of various hangers on. A lot done more to do
Refugee family reunification putting ‘pressure’ on homeless system
Asylum-seekers losing their accommodation after bringing relatives into Ireland, official says irishtimes.com/news/social- … 3?mode=amp
Any non-Irish EU citizen that turns up in a Garda station: on a plane back to his/her home country. Well covered by EU legislation.
Any non-EU citizen: pretty much the same, plus complications when it comes to refugee status etc.
Minister Eoghan Murphy was on PatKennyNewstalk for 25 minutes. Waffling as usual.
He stated that “we need to restructure the entire housing system in this country” to prevent the current crisis happening again.
Any idea what that means?
Basically he’s proposing a use-it-or-lose-it approach to new zoning, where land owners and developers would have to produce joint plans to build decent houses in a sensible time frame. He attributes the current bottleneck to high land prices and land hoarding.