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    Default Homeless in Ireland - Ireland's Housing Crisis

    A report on homelessness in Dublin and government plans to end it.

    2,000 homeless people in Dublin tonight and by all accounts the numbers are rising rapidly.

    The intro said that 100 million a year is being "spent on homelessness."
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    Default Re: Primetime on Homelessness Nov 22 2011

    These are the people who will take the the biggest hit our calls for mortgage debt forgiveness is heeded.

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    Default Maidir Le: Primetime on Homelessness Nov 22 2011

    So far I think this programme is absolute rubbish. There has been no coherent description of what the current legislation and system of provision is, what the changes have been, or why numbers are going up.

    It's the usual anecdotal, confused, emotive, drivel. No disrespect to the people interviewed: they have a right to be heard.

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    Default Re: Primetime on Homelessness Nov 22 2011

    Hogan's line is 'Penrose was dealing with it'. An excuse already set up for this time next year when there's no improvement - 'The departure of the minister caused problems with implementation.'

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    Default Re: Primetime on Homelessness Nov 22 2011

    Obviously there's no one homeless outside the M50.

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    Default Maidir Le: Primetime on Homelessness Nov 22 2011

    Getting a few facts now, but not from RTE's commentary.

    Mike Allen and Phil Hogan were on the panel.

    For some reason the Government seems to have the idea that they can end homelessness by housing the people who are currently homeless.

    They don't seem to have any notion that there is a continuous flow of people becoming homeless.

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    Default Re: Primetime on Homelessness Nov 22 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post

    2,000 homeless people in Dublin tonight

    The intro said that 100 million a year is being "spent on homelessness."
    Why is it impossible to house 2000 people for 100 million a year??

    That's 50K per person according to my mental arith (probably wrong), but if I'm right, that would easily cover my family's mortgage payments for a year (four people).

    Sorry, this is beyond ridiculous.

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    Default Re: Primetime on Homelessness Nov 22 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    A report on homelessness in Dublin and government plans to end it.

    2,000 homeless people in Dublin tonight and by all accounts the numbers are rising rapidly.

    The intro said that 100 million a year is being "spent on homelessness."
    There is one way to end it, use the NAMA housing. Its all there lying idle anyways. They gave a lot of it to thePriory Hall residents so why not the homeless?
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    Default Re: Primetime on Homelessness Nov 22 2011

    It wasn't only me that was disappointed in this programme.

    http://www.herald.ie/news/homeless-a...w-2951176.html

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    Default Homeless Truths - Experiences of Homeless Children in Ireland

    A report by the Office of the Childrens' Ombudsman.

    The report is here -

    http://www.oco.ie/assets/files/issue...2012.04.12.pdf

    Audio of some children talking about their experiences here -

    http://www.oco.ie/issues/current-iss...-children.html

    One of the striking things is the extreme difficulty children without proper housing have in getting their education.

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    Default Re: Homeless Truths - Experiences of Homeless Children in Ireland

    Focus Ireland have a billboard near bus aras which says that there is 2000 children who are homeless, in this day and age that is an absolute scandal. Next time they spend €2m rebranding solas or fas or whatever it is they should think of what the real priorities are.
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    Default Re: Homeless Truths - Experiences of Homeless Children in Ireland

    http://www.thejournal.ie/homeless-ch...15925-Apr2012/

    The journal has a selection of quotes from people in the situtations the report pointed out. The social workers seem to be doing a good job....
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    Default Re: Homeless Truths - Experiences of Homeless Children in Ireland

    Young man on RTE news tonight on the streets. Was 11 months getting off heroin in a place in the Phoenix Park he said and then was put out with nowhere to go but the streets.
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    Default Re: Primetime on Homelessness Nov 22 2011

    From March 2012 - IT - a report on migrants, mainly from Eastern Europe, who are homeless and without income. They still say that Lithuania and Slovakia are even worse "without hope."

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...313455175.html
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    Default Banning of Bedsits from Feb 2013- More Homelessness

    Joe Duffy took a call from someone today about the new regulations banning bedsits ( a Green Party measure from 4 years ago) are going to kick in in February.

    Not everyone would want to live in a bedsit, but they sure as heck are better than the streets. They are also cheaper than other accommodation. Quite a few people in them have been in them for decades and are elderly, often single men.

    I am concerned that these tenants if evicted may in some cases end up homeless.

    http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en...ml?tab=related
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