Mick Caul tweetz:
He lives with his mam and two sisters, in one room in a B&B with no cooking facilities.
He goes to the soup kitchen to get a stew, he loves spuds. Then a cup of tea and a doughnut.
He is three years old.
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Ah my heart
Jesus H Christ.
Is this what we have come to?
So not only won’t they work, but they won’t even go to the soup kitchen for him? Parents who live off the state 2019.
You should have have posted the first part of your username: Knob.
Give over Ian-O, if what I said was so preposterous then why would it get attention? Would “He should get a job” have gotten the same response? No it wouldn’t, because it’s absurd. What happened here is that my comment touched a conflicted nerve in you that of course feels bad for a family in such distress, but at the same time questions why on earth 3 adults on the dole plus one kid with child allowance (combined income €2,576 per month) are living in a bnb and eating in soup kitchens.
Three adults? One adult and three children, one of whom is 3 years old. Maybe read first before scuttering all over the place.
Who said his sisters were adults?
Jockey falls from high horse in internet shocker!
Mick Caul kind of did , I think .At first glance it reads like the kid is living with his mother and her two sisters (his aunties) , not his own two sisters. Obviously that’s not the case , it’s just Gen Z Tweetz grammar.
Nothing wrong with the grammar. If “I washed my plate and 2 cups” it doesn’t mean the cups belong to the plate.
are the 2 cups the aunties? wait no…the boy is the cup and ..their was three kids/cups to 1 plate/adult….no .. the two adults in the photo are holding a bowl? was it washed first? what are we really saying here?
Because you made assumptions and then deigned to pass judgement based on those assumptions.
You even made the utterly ridiculous assumption that the 3 year old was sent out, alone, to get food.
Because that wouldn’t ring any alarm bells at all…..
There is nothing to indicate the mother is unemployed but it is strange that you think the parents can eat the food for the child.
The child also can’t be left without adult supervision in the b&b while the mother is eating his stew.
That’s fupping heartbreaking.
I agree it is terrible. But, where is the Dad?
What does that matter?
Where is the other mother?
Really? Surely a Dad should provide for his kids? So tired of bleeding heart liberals and lefties saying the state should pay for everything (i.e.us). Why can’t the parents stand up and care for their own children. If they can’t, then sure, the state should help out. I didn’t have more kids, because I could not afford them. I didn’t eff off and let someone else take care of them. i worked me xxx off.
A Person. Arn’t you a wonderful citizen.
He’s the type that doesn’t care that his children are homeless, so I suspect he’s in a Fine Gael cumman office.
Yeah, I’m FG because I asked about parental responsibility?????? I’m apolitical, but happen to work in the area of social housing. Where is the Dad is a common theme.
Yeah, how careless he is to have no dad.
That is so true.
Some young wans with kids have even been offered houses from the state but turned them down because they’re too far from their ma (who often does most of the parenting). There is irresponsibility all over these homeless figures and it can be either or both parents.It can also be a result of addiction.
addiction to riding muppets who don’t know when to pull out.
None of your concern, could be dead for all you know.
Feel so sorry for him, his mum and little sisters. FG take a long hard look at what you’re presiding over – and FF you’re more than responsible for this little fella having to leave his room accompanied by mum and siblngs which is in a B and B – their ‘home’ to grab something to eat. To return again to four walls that house all four of them. Truly upsetting
I often see kids heading off out of shelters in their school uniform and it’s heartbreaking to see the effects of this crisis on them. Out of that 10k figure there are indeed parents who couldn’t be arsed working – and there are those that are genuinely destitute through no fault of their own.
+1 Not all families in this situation are the same.
@Jockey ? Where do you think his mum ate ? She has no kitchen or dining facilities – a room in a B&B – I hope you and your family continue to enjoy a lifestyle so far removed that you fail to show empathy to those who are so overburdened. For when you or those you care for fall from those lofty heights the tumble will knock you for six. Hopefully some will show you some comfort and compassion- perhaps it may come from this little boy or his siblings
Super image. Kudos to Mick, and volunteers and the young man. Wish I had a haircut like that. #verycool
(I’ve just been in Centra and they were playing the appalling Rolling Stones ripping off classic Primal Scream. Geezers – they want everything for nothing.)
Needs more chicken roll
The fathers of these kids need to step up here. Who are all these losers abandoning their parters & kids? Let’s focus on them for a change.
I think that is all you focus on. What if the father is dead or in prison. You want to blame the children for that?
No he’s specifically saying focus on the parents
It’s fair to say – absent and unsuportive fathers are rarely spoken about in any of these debates.
What about the other mothers?
Fair play to him he can already feed himself
Probably out of necessity
I don’t care about the circumstances that led to this family being in a B&B
I don’t care about the relationship status of the parents
I don’t care about their employment status
What I do care about is the sneering
Who the ___k do ye
Ye know who ye are
Think you are
You don’t walk in this little boy’s shoes
He was born a baby FFS
Every evening between 4ish and 9ish
There are families sitting around tables at the xxxx attached to the Centra where I get my papers lotto cupboard staples
If they’re not doing their homework, they’re playing outside in the carpark/ seating area together
Before they all head back together to their accomodation
Hurtful and shameful
We all need to cop da’___k on and stop blaming these families for their lot
Investment of NCH levels into a Cooperative Housing/ Social Housing infrastructure will repay this Country 10 times back
Look at this little boy
Still suited and booted like a champ
Like those kids keeping their school uniforms immaculate while trying to play outside a coffee shop at 8 o’clock at night
Find some bitta pride lads
Like these kids
That sneering is pathetic, cowardly, and not worthy of any daycent Paddy
I hope it suffocates ye
Well said V.
Imagine if your Centra is the same one as Dub Spot’s one above?
Excellent post Vanessa.
Sadly, there are still a massive number of people in this country and abroad who seem to think that the fact of you being poor is proof you deserve to be.
Profound, and so true. There’s a lot to be said about how people are raised to accept poverty or overcome it.