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 Post subject: Re: Grappling with the housing crisis: Fresh approaches need
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:36 am 
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metalmike wrote:
Dubhgeannain wrote:
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Minister of State Catherine Byrne has told ministerial colleagues she is considering supporting or abstaining on a motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

Ms Byrne has been at war with Mr Murphy over the development of 470 new homes in her constituency.

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https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/p ... 48502.html


I'd say the government (sic) will be sh1tting themselves over this - they'll find it very difficult to find anybody more incompetent than Eoghan Murphy to appoint to housing. If they want to continue to keep house prices up they may have to appoint a vested interest from outside the elected politicians - can I suggest Tom Parlon?
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 Post subject: Re: Grappling with the housing crisis: Fresh approaches need
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:19 pm 
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Glad to see local politics is not dead and buried.


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 Post subject: Re: Grappling with the housing crisis: Fresh approaches need
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:19 pm 
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https://twitter.com/karldeeter/status/1 ... 98496?s=20

Karl Deeter collecting examples of Politicians objecting to housing developments


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 Post subject: Re: Grappling with the housing crisis: Fresh approaches need
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:44 am 
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Roughly 400k a house in Tipperary with solar panels and the works

'They want us to drop our culture and throw it aside' - Traveller families won't move into €1.7m homes without stables and land
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/t ... 94115.html
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The houses - two five-bedroom and four three-bedroom - are all but complete but for some minor issues which have to be resolved by the building contractor....
...The development of the detached houses, with concrete walls to the rear, wooden fencing and a stone wall at the front, took more than two years to build at a cost of €1,718,670, plus VAT...
..."It's a beautiful project and we're happy with the project, but there's no room for the livestock. That's what's holding us up at the moment.
"They want us to drop our culture and throw it aside.
"It's a very, very hard thing for us to do. It's in our life, we're going back centuries."


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 Post subject: Re: Grappling with the housing crisis: Fresh approaches need
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:20 am 
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The latest 'outrage' story in the media...now also getting the full shabang on the Joe Duffy show


They had nowhere to go': Mother and six children spend night on chairs at gardai station
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.3590748
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A mother and six of her seven children were forced to stay in a Garda station in west Dublin on Wednesday night.

Margaret Cash (28), a member of the Traveller community and six of her children - aged between one and 11 - stayed at Tallaght Garda station after emergency homeless services were unable to find beds for them.

Ms Cash circulated pictures of her children sleeping on seats on social media.

Five children are photographed, asleep and fully clothed, lying across chairs in the brightly-lit seating area of Tallaght Garda station.

At least one further child not in the picture was said to be asleep on chairs elsewhere in building.

The photographs carried a caption saying: “Well after been 11 year on the housing list a year on the homeless dis is where my 7 kids have to sleep”.




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Homeless mum-of-seven Margaret Cash appears in court over stealing €300 worth of clothes from Penney's
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The court heard that Cash had 38 previous convictions, 37 of which were for road traffic matters.

Her last conviction, for theft, was in 2017.


https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/c ... 34491.html

I read somewhere this one has an after tax income of 51k and obviously doesn't have to worry about the opportunity cost of working.

The activists need another poster child. Peter Casey is quite photogenic :x

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 Post subject: Re: Grappling with the housing crisis: Fresh approaches need
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:28 am 
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Dubhgeannain wrote:
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/c ... 34491.html

I read somewhere this one has an after tax income of 51k and obviously doesn't have to worry about the opportunity cost of working.

The activists need another poster child. Peter Casey is quite photogenic :x


When all the benefits and the HAP payments are added in she gets a little over €50k from the taxpayer/government. Any gratitude?

On being ask what she expects in the budget

margaret cash wrote:
"I don’t expect anything from this government. Nothing, to be honest."

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/n ... 98652.html

The homeless activists/media have gotten all they can out of her, she is of no use to them now.

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 Post subject: Re: Grappling with the housing crisis: Fresh approaches need
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:34 pm 
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temene wrote:
Yet another allegation in Galway about Council staff, with no oversight, abusing their powers on housing
I have been sent documentation concerning irregularities in the allocation of housing under the affordable social housing scheme that has been operated by Galway City Council.
According to the documents I have been sent, former senior management officials were allocated housing under the scheme who did not fit its criteria.
That a retired head of a particular department whose income would be publicly known to be in excess of the limits allowable under the affordable social housing scheme was given a house is a very serious matter. Furthermore, I am told he already had a primary residence prior to purchasing the house. I am informed that other senior officials were awarded houses in excess of their needs as well
https://www.kildarestreet.com/sendebate ... 14a.34#g95 http://connachttribune.ie/staff-alleged ... elves-040/

Galway City Council confirms it gave an affordable house at a discounted price to one of its senior managers – who subsequently rented it out to tenants.
It also sold affordable houses at discount prices to two further staff members.
https://www.businesspost.ie/news/afford ... ate-428562


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 Post subject: Re: Grappling with the housing crisis: Fresh approaches need
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:43 am 
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Domestic abuse victims are not being counted in official homelessness totals because there may be a “political issue” about the number tipping over 10,000, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said.
(I don't have a link)
That's atop all the other fudging of the figures happening


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 Post subject: Re: Grappling with the housing crisis: Fresh approaches need
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:39 pm 
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temene wrote:
Domestic abuse victims are not being counted in official homelessness totals because there may be a “political issue” about the number tipping over 10,000, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said.
(I don't have a link)
That's atop all the other fudging of the figures happening

Why would somebody want to include domestic abuse victims in the homeless statistics? In many cases the victim does not want to stay in an unsupervised property where their ex-partner can pop-over for a quick visit to vent their frustrations. Is Zappone using the homeless numbers to push the domestic abuse agenda?

Politics :x


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