Tents Stand-Off

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This morning.

Outside Dublin City Council’s offices on Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

A protest highlighting Ireland’s growing homeless and housing crisis – organised by Inner City Helping Homeless, of which Cllr Anthony Flynn (above) is founder and Andy O’Sullivan (pics one, two and three) is a volunteer – is taking place.

Top pic: Hannah Elizabeth Murphy

Yesterday: Working Rough

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UPDATE:

32 thoughts on “Tents Stand-Off

        1. steve white

          are they the ones most responsible for the problem would that not be the departments of government?

          1. Rob_G

            Well, that would depend on how you look at things; I’m sure they’ve had protests on Kildare St as well. But all of the things listed above are within the remit of CoCos, not central government.

          2. V

            But Government control The Housing Agency which approve / don’t approve any acquisitions or development activity planned by the respective Housing Departments throughout the country’s Local Authority infrastructure.

            Disband the Housing Agency and put Social Housing back to the local authorities own Local Housing Departments where they can make local acquisition / budget decisions based on the needs of the population in their own Municipal Area.

            Every Voluntary Housing Association has to get permission from the Local Authority and The Housing Agency before they can acquire any housing stock. The Local Authority really now only manage housing lists.

          3. Rob_G

            Ok – are the Housing Agency shooting down proposed developments of social housing wholesale, or are LAs not proposing enough of them, or a bit of both?

            (this is not a rhetorical question, I genuinely don’t know)

            Anyway, DCC have, on two separate occasions recently, voted to defund themselves (via LPT), so I would question the wisdom in putting this particular LA in sole charge of issues relating to social housing.

          4. V

            I stopped taking in (transfers to social) Housing cases Rob

            So in the main I don’t know what’s been going on in the last six to ten months

          5. A Person

            The Housing Agency does not provide housing. They provide funding for up to 30% for an Approved Housing Body’s (not necessary voluntary) requirement to provide housing. Houses and providing homes for homeless do not grow on trees. It requires lots of work, lots of money, lots of careful assessment. To say that everyone can be given a home overnight without detriment to the surrounding community is a falsehood.

          1. B9 Com From No

            I pole-d opinion on it by canvas-ing other readers

            I wouldn’t have had you pegged as a square

            drive for 5 nerves must be at ya

          2. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

            Nope, no nerves here.
            Just thought your comment was in poor taste.

          1. B9 Com From No

            that’s you bodger he’s shouting at!

            The only pathy I see lacking here are the foot-paths

            ban these sandwich people or tax them

    1. Ron

      @Pantychrist.. I often wonder how an electorate can be so backwards in terms of the filth they elect and then I come on here and read your scutter and it all makes sense to me.. The fact you find this funny tells me just how much of a immature, incredibly daw jawed loser you are.

      On a more positive note, your incredibly stupid comment does prove the science around light travelling faster then sound. that’s why people like you appear bright until you open your mouth and speak.

      Ignorant you are, and I hope sometime in your life you get visited by some horrific event. Let us know when it happens so we can send a crowd over to urinate all over your misfortune.

      1. postmanpat

        The article headline is also a harmless funny pun. ‘Tents Stand-Off’ But you don’t say anything about that to Bodger do you? Says a lot about you Ron. Instead you make an actually stupid unfunny joke about mouths and speaking (?) . newsflash, no one is actually ‘speaking’ here, just typing, and then you wish misfortune on a complete stranger? What are you, twelve? Relax Ron, you’ll live longer.

          1. Papi

            The stupid Irish electorate are somehow to blame for nuked hurricanes, and by god, they deserve every filthy last one they get, the gob daws.
            (sic)

          2. Ron

            No Papi. Now lift your daw jaw up and concentrate on the issues in Ireland… Your fixation with the stupidity of Trump and others is so breathtakingly ironic to watch, considering the faeces show you elect over here… But hey, it’s not your fault. Your intellectual ability is a lot lower than the filth you elect so I guess it’s rational for you to see them as doing a good job. Well done! Keep trying, you will get better

          3. B9 Com From No

            I often wonder how an electorate can be so attractive to seagulls in terms of the filth they create and then I come on here and read your scutter and it all makes sense to me.. The fact you find this funny tells me just how much of a immature, incredibly daw jawed loser you are.

            On a more positive note, your incredibly stupid comment does prove the science around light travelling faster then sound. that’s why people like you appear bright until you open your mouth and speak.

            Ignorant you are, and I hope sometime in your life you get visited by some horrific event. Let us know when it happens so we can send a crowd of seagulls over to urinate all over your misfortune.

          4. Ron

            Triggered…. is it your stupidity being called out constantly on here by everyone that upsets you B9? Whatever is eating at you, must be suffering horribly.. Whoever told you to be yourself couldnt have given you worse advice. In fact if you spoke your mind, you’d be speechless. Id imagine people that have the unfortunate experience of having to stand close to you, probably hear the sea, where you see all those seagulls.

          5. Papi

            Its so comforting to know that Ron is out there, keeping us gob daws safe and warm in our cocoon of ignorance while he, singlehandedly, I might add, rants on the internet.
            Thank you, Ron, from all of us!!

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