Wolf Tone's view on Conor Skehan's article on homelessness

Purple

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Stacking and changing kegs, loading fridges, clearing out empties, washing glasses, preparing drinks, wiping down surfaces, manhandling the odd drunk..........it's a pretty manual job!
They are also managing other staff, managing stock levels, managing the takings etc.
A surgeon also does a considerable amount of manual work but it still wouldn't be considered a manual job.
 

Purple

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17 % of the population in Dublin are foreign born. However the vast majority are EU born. 9 of the top 10 nationalities living in Ireland are from the EU. Brazilians occupy 6th on the list.
21% of homeless families in Dublin in 2018 were from Non EU countries. During a recent discussion on the radio, it was claimed that some of these were here illegally and were bypassing the asylum system by accessing homeless assistance. The figure for 2017 was 23%.
its not just Irish gaming the system.

Irish born accounted for two thirds of families accessing homeless services in Dublin during 2018.
It is unlikely that people with no family in this country will have access to parental/family housing in this country.
That, to me, would seem obvious. Therefore it is harder for them to game the system.
Some of the 23% may well be here illegally. If they are and fail in their attempts to stay here legally then they should be deported without delay. Then there's be more free houses for the locals and more people will just join the list.

As long as the State is giving out free houses we'll have a homelessness "crisis".
 

Drakon

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I think it was a good article.

BTW, anyone that thinks water charges were an austerity measure is a langer.
 
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