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

          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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