Yes, I heard about this family on Newstalk. They are Romanian and “speak no English”. A crazy situation brought about by an open border policy. We are now actively importing homelessness and poverty from the undeveloped and underdeveloped world. I fully expect to see mini tent cities springing up around Dublin Parks soon enough…plenty of other cities around Europe are having the same problems. This is Munich:
theguardian.com/cities/2014/ … oor-cities
Increasing numbers of migrants from eastern Europe and, since last year, of refugees from Syria and Iraq, have exacerbated the problem. Munich’s homeless, says Schlickenrieder, “used to be German; now 60% of the people we help are not.” The city was recently forced to launch an entire separate winter protection programme for migrants – such as recent arrivals from Bulgaria and Romania – who are not entitled to benefits, including a brand new homeless hostel near central station, open from November to March.
But with 8,400 refugees projected by the end of next year, Schlickenrieder reckons that in all, the city will probably need 5,000 new emergency and short-term beds over the next 18 months.
“It really is,” he says, “a big problem. This is now a system under very, very severe pressure.”