I moved back home to Navan 4 months ago because I couldn’t afford it but now I can I’m looking round thinking what the fuck am I doing? 800 quid a month for somewhere that doesn’t stink and I’d still be sharing with strangers. Looking at the UK because the commute is killing me
Was there nearly 2 years. Class city, but what's the point if almost half ur salary goes on rent and bills. €750 for room only. I moved to Belfast and was lucky enough to then be able buy my own place within 10 months of moving. Not a hope of buying in Dublin unfortunately.
I work online and find it too expensive to stay in Dublin with no commitments keeping me there. I’m living a simple life in Bali at the moment. I’m just after getting a lease on a 3 bedroom villa for less than the price of a room in house in Swords.
A colleague is heading for Copenhagen A mate is in Aus Another mate went to Kilkenny Another is in Bath Another is in NY Another is in Munich Those who are still in Dublin are either lucky in their landlord (but living in uncertainty), or are relying on help from their family
I'm self employed and every day am increasingly wondering why I am paying so much in rent in Dublin when it could get me so much more elsewhere. Considering Galway, Clare, Wexford. Anywhere really. And I love Dublin.
Originally from Limk but moved from Dub to Clare last Dec. My quality of life is astonishingly better on many levels – creatively, home, nature, community, friends, connection etc. I’m glad I was squeezed out of Dublin due to high costs as I wouldn’t have made the move otherwise.
It’s bad enough that Johnny Ronan & co want an endless landscape of self-enriching skyscrapers without having the nerve to put up signage that looks like it’s been back and forth through Google translate about 4 times
The New Priory re-development at former site of Priory Hall apartments
Developer of the original Priory Hall apartments Thomas McFeely
Almost eight years after more than 240 residents of the Priory Hall apartments were evacuated from the building, developed by Thomas McFeely, in October 2011…
Dublin Editor at The Irish Times Olivia Kelly reports that the redevelopment of the fire-trap apartments in Donaghmede, Dublin 13, is nearing completion at a cost of €52million – five times the estimated figure.
It’s reported the financial loss to the State will be approximately €40million.
Stephanie Meehan with her late partner Fiachra and their daughter Cerys at the High Court in May, 2013; Stephanie on the Late Late Show in 2013
So I ask you, what will it take now for someone to listen and act on something that should’ve been dealt with two years ago and saved a lot of taxpayers’ money and, most of all, saved a life?
Tom McFeely walks around scot-free, he’ll never suffer how we are suffering, he’ll never lose what I’ve lost. He’ll start again, I am left with a lifetime of heartache and my children will inherit that too.
From top: Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty; Then Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar at the launch of a new campaign urging the public to ‘blow the whistle in wellfare fraud’ on April 17, 2017
Welfare’s fraud numbers are implausible by any stretch of the imagination – the publication of dodgy figures the day before the PSC report is published is downright dishonest https://t.co/AblMDZiw1u
The ‘anti-fraud’ measures being trumpeted by the Department of Social Protection are primarily concerned with augmenting the Department’s capabilities in surveillance and punishment, not fraud reduction. Fraud reduction is the pretext, not the goal.
I smile at this shite when government lines vultures pockets & presided over worst homeless/housing crisis in our history. Squanders hundreds of millions more on children’s-hospital & possibly a billion more on broadband https://t.co/INe1gl2zCn
Public Services Card; Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty; Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon
The Irish Times is reporting that the the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection will publish the report by the State’s data protection watchdog – the Data Protection Commission – into the public services card.
Jack Horgan-Jones reports:
Relations between the department and the data watchdog have soured arising from the report, with secretary general John McKeon last week writing to Ms [Data Protection Commissioner Helen] Dixon to outline a series of alleged inconsistencies, as well as criticising the manner in which the investigation and its report were completed and publicised.
The letter, which has been seen by The Irish Times, was delivered by hand to Ms Dixon last week.
…The manner in which the commission handled the submission of the report also comes in for criticism. The watchdog has no powers to publish the report, but the department alleges that it “nevertheless published the core elements of the report” via a press release, media briefings and interviews.
“The department considers that these actions by the DPC are prejudicial to its interests and requests that the DPC now identify its vires [powers] for having so published its findings.”
It follows the Irish Examinerreporting yesterday that the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection said it would “not be in the public interest” to publish the report.
Associate Professor of Law at University College Dublin and chair of Digital Rights Ireland TJ McIntyre has also shared his thoughts…
Update: Having told me on Friday that the sky would fall if it released the report, the department is now spinning that it will publish it today. Draw your own conclusions as to its credibility. https://t.co/e4UswnQ4TY
Update 2:A little more detail. Note the claim that publishing a summary of the report was illegal. That’s right – the department running a national ID card without any legal basis accuses the *regulator* of wrongdoing by publishing its findings. https://t.co/c4JCrTpKZq