The Home Crowd

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This afternoon.

Dublin City Centre.

Scenes from the Housing demo organised by the multi-group National Homeless and Housing Coalition to highlight the housing crisis.

In fairness.

Oh.

Earlier this week: Rory Hearne: Why Your Country Needs You To Join The Housing Protest

Rollingnews

22 thoughts on “The Home Crowd

  1. SOQ

    The big division in Irish society is now between those who own their own homes and those who’s homes are owned by others, mainly because they have no other choice.

    I do not believe social housing is the answer but I do believe that the lack of affordable owner occupied homes is going to bite FG/FF in the ass, very hard.

      1. SOQ

        I agree that there needs to be more social but by focusing on that alone gives the ‘something for nothing’ brigade an excuse to maintain the status quo.

        Something for nothing is really the landlords who are gouging for all their worth while ordinary people become the new working poor, just to keep a roof over their heads.

    1. Col

      +1
      People on decent wages should be able to buy their own homes within reasonable commuting distances of their jobs. In general, they are not.

  2. SOQ

    The big division in Irish society is now between those who own their own homes and those who’s homes are owned by others, mainly because they have no other choice.

    I do not believe social housing is the answer but I do believe that the lack of affordable owner occupied homes is going to bite FG/FF in the ass, very hard.

  3. Ollie Cromwell

    Based on the most recent immigration figures nearly a hundred new immigrants arrived in Ireland today.
    Another one hundred will arrive tomorrow.
    And the day after.
    And the day after that.
    Rinse and repeat every single day for the foreseeable future.
    If there’s a housing crisis exactly where are those people going to live ?

  4. Ollie Cromwell

    Sure.
    Here ya go.
    34,000 non-Irish immigrants arrived in the year up to April 2018.
    Nearly double the previous year’s figures.
    As these numbers are likely to be repeated and probably increased this year on average 100 new immigrants arrive here every day.
    Combined with the natural increase in the population 65,000 extra people appeared on Irish soil within the last recorded year – that’s a city the size of Waterford plus another 9,000 souls.
    And if that happens this year and next ?
    If a sink is overflowing you turn off the tap.

    https://www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/er/pme/populationandmigrationestimatesapril2018/

  5. Ollie Cromwell

    Well I would be able to post it if the weekend office intern doing the modding tonight pulled their finger out of their arse.

    1. Papi

      There are too many dingleberries in the way, heh heh heh, now you see the plan. Mod you into death, bit for some eejit who never reacts, you are dancing, monkey, dancing!
      Don’t react charger!
      Pip pip!

  6. Ron

    so what’s everyone going to do about it? I have a suggestion. Stop voting for them. And stop using the lazy response of “but who else is there”. Vote for Social Democrats. Vote for Sinn Fein candidates. Vote for truly independent TD’s outside of the Independent Alliance freak show. Shake the system up because it can’t get any worse then the crisis we are in at the moment.

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