What they said, when they said it. Quotes from VIs.


#680

His interests seems to be in speaking up for those on the fringes of society or those who have suffered from depression on the impact of suicide. None of that might be of any interest to you which is fair enough I suppose. A lot of people aren’t interested in things that don’t impact them.


#681

I saw Cardboard Gangsters on TV over xmas. It certainly didn’t strike me as a movie that had any award winning performances, but who knows how the Luvvies thought processes work :wink:


#682

I guess Buster is referring to: “Our reptilian, psychopathic government” that “is never going to do anything about the mental health crisis”.

He should stick to acting.


#683

He has less chance of getting cast or getting an agent after his shameful condoning of the looting scumbags in Jobstown !


#684

Hey look on the bright side, at least VI didn’t say it’s the new Venice


#685

Not sure it belongs in here but lest we forget about Simon solving the homeless crisis before he did a runner

16/03/2017

Simon Coveney: Hotels will no longer be used to house homeless families by July

thejournal.ie/hotel-homeless … 8-Mar2017/


#686

Yeah it’s been reported here repeatedly.
This thread is great, kudos to the threadstarter.

To remind us of FG’s view:


#687

‘Ireland is the most corrupt country in the Western world’ - Pat Flanagan, senior news journalist, IrishMirror


#688

Speaking about REITs at PublicAccountsCommittee:
“We’ve become tenants in our own country” - Catherine Connolly TD


#689

Junior Minister for Finance does it again

That’s after stating there are plenty of cheap rentals in Dublin in February 2018
Minister says there are rents in Dublin ‘at a fraction of headline figures’


#690

It’s widely accepted that vulture funds are more likely to do a deal?

Or are you in the camp that think people who can’t pay their loans should keep the asset secured thereon?


#691

It’s a faux pas for a government minister to come out and welcome ‘vulture funds’, regardless.


#692

That’s not a faux pas. For a starters he didn’t “welcome” them, I’m curious as to why you spin it this way.

Honest but impolitic for the shreiky Fianna Fáil types maybe. Or maybe honest and politic for those of us who are shit sick of the “where’s my NAMA” nonsense.


#693

m.independent.ie/business/perso … 17548.html

‘Austin Hughes of KBC Bank said supply was increasing and demand growth may have peaked.’

If this VI clown is saying that (just as interest rates are expected to rise) …things could get interesting.


#694

Why?


#695

Leo Varadkar 2/8/2018:

Keep 'em peeled
https://www.google.ie/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwipgrjxuvHcAhUCSsAKHTGwC80QjRx6BAgBEAU&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitaljournal.com%2Fnews%2Fcrime%2Fkeep-em-peeled-shaw-taylor-returns-to-police-5%2Farticle%2F372227&psig=AOvVaw1Ie1GfdPKveuRBnaU19IYj&ust=1534505038532867


#696

Minster for Housing apologises
I had the privilege recently of meeting with a young mother with a young child who were homeless. She told me her own personal story through tears because she felt ashamed about the situation she was in and
I apologised to her because she had to spend three weeks in a hotel. She should never have been in that hotel. We were talking in the hub that she is now in and she was finding that difficult but I was able to tell her that she would be in a home soon.


#697


#698

’Younger workers should be excited about paying less rent for less space’ - Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has said people should be “excited” about co-living and having “less space for less rent”.

Mr Murphy told the National Housing Conference at Dublin Castle yesterday that the controversial developments, where tenants have their own en-suite bedroom but share a kitchen and living room, should be welcomed.

“As we all did when we were younger, we sacrificed less space for less rent,” he said.

“This isn’t about allowing for high-density bedsits, but a new accommodation that’s been very successful round the world.”

https://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/property-mortgages/younger-workers-should-be-excited-about-paying-less-rent-for-less-space-eoghan-murphy-on-coliving-38132140.html


#699

This is just a form of bedsit, but instead of shared bathrooms you have shared kitchens. Saw on twitter that the space intended per person (~17m2) is less than that specified for a disabled parking space. Sounds suitable for emergency accommodation of single homeless people, at a stretch. Are the shared spaces going to have onsite cleaners/attendants 12-16hrs a day or will ‘community spirit’ mean the habitants will keep it clean - lets see how that works out.