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    1. Hank

      Well yeah, cos obviously it’s the fault of the homeless charities. That’s some interesting logic you’ve got going on..

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      1. Baz

        lets see, Peter McV in business since 1979 and in 44 years has not developed a suitable fit for purpose model to help the destitute
        €40 million given to him in 2018 and the problem gets worse, failure rewarded.

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  1. Amy

    I pass the Gaiety on the way to work every day, it’s just full of homeless people sleeping under the canopy there. It started with one person and now it’s always full. Very sad.

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  2. d

    Throughout the whole city, the best shelter they find is on the busy thorougfares of grafton street and by the Gaiety, and always around Xmas. Where do they disappear for the rest of the year? If i was homeless id find somewhere quieter and warmer.

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    1. Brother Barnabas

      wild thought here, d – might it be that a busy thoroughfare is the best defense against being assaulted, urinated on, robbed while you’re asleep? because that’s what homeless people are afraid of

      and “where do they disappear for the rest of the year?”

      really?

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      1. baz

        P McV Trust took in €40 million last year €25 million of taxpayers cash
        Dublin Simon €21 million last year €17 million of taxpayers cash
        Focus Ireland €29 million last year

        all that cash and yet they are failing the homeless

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        1. Jibjob

          OK, let’s work with your own numbers: a total of €90 million. Population 4.83m, so €18.63 a year received per capita of population.

          The number of homeless is about 10,500, so this is about €8,600 each.

          That doesn’t buy much accommodation.
          To this should be added those who would be homeless, if not for the intervention of these charities. That would be difficult to know exactly, but a similar number of people (10,500) seems vaguely plausible.

          Then there is the help that these charities give which is not about accommodation per se, but helping to provide food, clothing, warmth, ‘voluntary’ school costs etc.

          Perhaps, just perhaps, it is not the fault of the charities?

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          1. baz

            I merely referenced three, care to see the LA and HSE numbers? plus all the other charities?

            this is big business

            solving the problem would be bad business for many

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