9 thoughts on “Tent City

  1. Junkface

    You can’t fix a housing crisis without the will the solve the problem. In 3 years what has been done? Really!

  2. PointofOrder

    There will always be homeless people. Even if you gave every one of them the key a house, alot of them would end up back on the streets. It’s just a fact of life. Not everything fits into a nice solution….every person has a different life & there will always be people living on the periphery.

  3. Junkface

    I left Ireland 3 years ago. At that time we did not have tents parked in front of shops like this. Ireland is heading towards a failed state. There are 2 or 3 generations of working people who cannot afford a basic home. Then a homelessness crisis on top of that. This is a failure of leadership, a failure to find solutions, a failure to instigate any solutions. What we have is a rigged game. There is no will to fix the problem. The political class make money from it.
    Ireland has a large amount of vulture funds snapping up new apartment buildings. A sure sign of corruption. Other countries and cities like Vancouver found a way to get vulture funds out of the housing market.

    1. Micko

      It’s insane.

      My Dad was a delivery driver and my Mam was a housewife.

      We were not well off, yet my parents could afford to get a mortgage for a three bed house in a Dublin suburb on one lowly wage in 1970.

      How the hell are children born now supposed to do it?

        1. millie bobby brownie

          Neither do I, but I can’t afford a house either in Dublin either. What about people like me and my partner, both of us hard working people who have to adhere to a very strict budget in order to keep our heads above water.

          Also Cian, that sweeping generalisation is a bit beneath you. Thought you were a bit better than that.

          1. benblack

            He has a new avocado-toast loving girlfriend and he’s just trying out his new identity. A coming out of sorts.

            Dump her, Cian, immediately.

        2. Junkface

          @Cian
          Very silly comment. You don’t see this as an absolute systemic failure? This is terrible economics based on short term gains.

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