Before (top) and last night (above)

The Four Courts Luas stop.

A regular haunt for rough sleepers.

Mark Malone writes:

How will you remember 1916? By locking out the homeless from getting some shelter seems to be Dublin City Council’s answer.

Bottom pic via Stew Red



In Temple Bar, A Tattoo Parlour Turns On An Anti-Homeless Sprinkler (Dublin Inquirer)

17 thoughts on “Caged

  1. medieval knievel

    that building looks like a building site. and the ceiling above where they were sleeping looks like it’s not 100% intact.

  2. Eamonn Clancy

    Hey Mark, here’s an idea, head there tonight and offer shelter in your own home to one or two of the unfortunates. No? Yeah, thought as much.

    1. dav

      yes eamonn, because we can rest assured our government will do nothing for them, too busy fighting for further tax breaks for vulture funds and multinationals

  3. Anomanomanom

    In fairness its not just unfortunate people who are homeless that sleep there, as in harmless, Its bloody full of junkies. So I don’t see the problem.

      1. Anomanomanom

        Why would anybody, you think it’s ok for drug addicts to be widdling and poo-ing and sleeping there. And that’s not a story it’s fact.

  4. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    The fencing was erected after a homeless couple set up permanent residence on the spot. They were there night and day for about a week and a half.
    Their mattress is still there, but that’s okay. It’s just litter and doesn’t offend passers-by quite as much.

  5. Junkface

    2016 Marks the year that Ireland Officially learned nothing from its mistakes and made everything worse for its citizens. The homelessness problem is at very shocking levels now. Some friends recently visited Dublin from Spain and could not believe the homeless numbers on the streets, and also the fact that the Gov’t were doing nothing to help.

    The Financial crash on the way because of Brexit and Trump should soften everyones cough. Don’t buy a mortgage, very risky

  6. Djin Genie

    The headline about the sprinklers sounds outrageous until you click through and read the story. They weren’t installed because people sleep there but because people consistently leave hazardous waste there, almost every day.

    The workers have been dealing with blood, faeces and used syringes in their doorway for years. It is not compassionate to expect anyone to endure that. A reputation for cleanliness is absolutely vital to a tattoo parlour: any indication of poor standards or unhygenic conditions could rightly send their business under. I get the imoression that they were at the end of their tether and I don’t know what else they could have done.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      @ Djin Genie:
      The comment you posted about the justification for sprinklers doesn’t sound outrageous until you cop on and realise the post is about a site on the Northside.
      – Have you ever been to Dublin?
      There’s a big river in the middle of it. Temple Bar is on one side of the river, and …

      It doesn’t matter…
      I’m only wasting my time trying.

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