‘Faced With Bare Cupboards’

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Workers with Feed Our Homeless

Around a quarter of those forced to queue at a charity soup kitchen are in work – but crippled by “crazy” rent and food poverty.

A record 550 people were counted lining up at the College Green aid station in the capital on Sunday.

Tony Walsh, the founder of Feed Our Homeless, stressed approximately 130 of them have jobs but are faced with bare cupboards after paying up to 70% of their income to rent a room.

Irish workers crippled by ‘crazy’ rent prices forced to queue for soup kitchen (Irish Mirror)

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16 thoughts on “‘Faced With Bare Cupboards’

  1. Mr.Fart

    they would never say it publicaly, but for Fine Gael this is a success. The people their policies enrich are enriched, and the people who can’t afford food are being given food and the gov. didnt have to pay. dont get me wrong, i know the problems with why its bad to have to rely on charity for food, but im saying the gov. would see this as “problem solved”

      1. Mr.Fart

        i had a reply to you, B9, but my swearless, normal comment was censored by Broadsheet. They get squimish very easily, and impose their facist thought police ways on us. And then I did a poo in my pants.

          1. Mr.Fart

            yea, I got struck off after .. well i can’t say, i tried to say earlier but Broadsheet clutched their pearls and gasped in horror. And then I did another poo in my pants and also a little wee wee.

    1. Liam Deliverance

      I can’t disagree with your summation Dr Fart, assuming the facts presented here are true it paints a very depressing picture of where we are and where we are going. FFG Minster X,Y or Z will spout endless rhetoric that this is a terrible situation and that their party is working blah blah blah but they, FFG, don’t care. How do we make them care? Assuming FFG is returned to power at next GE how do we stop this because all the commentary and hand wringing is doing nothing.

      1. Mr.Fart

        exactly, Liam. and also, they now know that whatever scandals come out about them are soon forgotten or no longer cared about by the electorate so they must feel they can do no wrong, which will make them care even less. Proof of elecorate behaviour: Francis Fitzgerald was instrumental in the destruciton of McCabes life, got voted back in, McEneally or whatever his name is, the Monaghan “loads of money” bribe guy got back in, .. i could go on n on with examples. Anyway, the only times they took notice was when we marched in huge numbers, and over a lot more than one or two occasions. After that, all we have is .. egging the Dail.

        1. Vake Off

          Well no
          thats not all we have

          There are four by-elections to be concluded before Halloween, two of them are to replace mouthy Independents

          Let’s see who puts themselves in-front of the electorate
          and let’s see who complains about the results

  2. eoin

    This government isn’t getting it about the housing crisis, it even seems to think the supply problem has been solved.

    1. pedeyw

      The thing is though, it’s also greed. You can say market prices blah blah blah but landlords are asking for more and more because they can. There may not be anything illegal about it but it’s morally bankrupt. If you’re a landlord and you use a loophole to kick someone out, spend a few thousand on renovations and hike the price by 30 or 40% you are a bad person. No ifs or buts, you can go in the bin.

      1. papa p

        “The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.”

  3. Optimus Grime

    Sure look if they become homeless we’ll just ship them off down the country! Problem solved!

    1. Cian

      They are high-viz bibs rather than shirts, but I agree – thanks to the Feed Our Homeless volunteers

      1. dav

        yeah, content with the Ireland that they have created and completely lacking in empathy ladies and gentlemen the blushirt, (see above)

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