It still doesn't make sense.
A 90% 35-year mortgage at 4%, gives a monthly payment of €1,100.
After ten years, the outstanding balance is 219k, meaning they are only in negative equity of 10k. Not great but not insurmountable.
A more normal 25-year 90% mortgage, on a tracker rate of 2%, would leave the outstanding balance at 175k, a positive equity situation of 35k, enough for a deposit on another property.
Not for the Gardai. They’re prohibited from wearing burkas or any form of religious paraphernalia. The use of balaclavas in this instance is not justifiable, particularly if they’ve no recognisable unique identification in the event of violent clashes. Officers need to be identifiable in the event of use of excess force.
That's why they wore their numbers on their shoulders.
And especially those who cannot distinguish between a typographical error when typing quickly and not actually knowing what word to use.
Go find your own argument eh ?
I will get the figures later because I cant place my point without them.
Your top assumption is 100% not the case here. Otherwise they wouldnt be in the pickle they are in.
You have one pair of pennys runners to your name?
Yeah, you mind want to wind your own neck in there and get down off the cross.
Can not stand martyrs.
That's either a lie or you're just cheap. Either way, nothing to do with poverty.
I presume you're a working person since you rant all the time about the "spongers"?
It's not, and I don't know how you missed me saying that either.
I'm not moving the goalposts, maybe you didn't notice that i specifically referenced the urban areas of the country from the outset.
I'm originally from the countryside myself, I know very well that property prices haven't recovered there (although 'recovery' seems the wrong word to use, for prices that were wildly inflated to begin with).
In any event, rural property isn't really relevant to the housing and homelessness crisis.
The main issue is the behaviour of the Gardaí and the perception that they were there siding with unidentified masked men, rather than carrying out the job they are paid to do following the three simple Policing Principles that state that policing services must be provided:
1) Independent and impartially.
2) In a manner that respects human rights.
3) In a manner that supports the proper and effective administration of justice.
This has led to all sorts of accusations, including the rumour that the masked men were known to the Gardaí. Rumours that they were a criminal gang from the UK, or a criminal gang from Ireland, or a paramilitary gang from the north, or even Gardaí themselves looking for a bit of extra money on the side and not wanting to be identified.
With so many Gardaí getting into property and becoming landlords during the boom, you can understand why people may be concerned over the possibility of them taking the side of the landlord and whatever masked goons turn up at the next protest.
The housing crisis is not going away, it appears that the protests are only just beginning. Hopefully the Gardaí have their house in order by the next event.
Do you have a number for that?
In fairness, it's a fairly common experience, i think it has something to do with the early retirement age of Gardaí, who in recent years have often tended to become landlords as part of their pension plan/ part-time job in retirement.
I rented in Dublin before i bought my place, and over the course of about seven years, two of my landlords were retired gardaí. It's only anecdotal, I'm not sure who would possibly gather data on this.
Now maybe i read your post incorrectly, in which case i apologise, but to me this reads like you DO have a problem with who did the removing and unders whos orders it was done.
What about the folk who currently cant afford to buy/rent rural properties? Do they not matter?
*Edit - 1000th post, what a waste
Never knew it was a thing at all. Sure I thought they were on terrible wages...
Nope, they're not. If you're basing you're entire argument on this then it's definitely flawed. There will definitely still be people in negative equity in Dublin as house prices have not yet reached their previous peak, they remain a good bit below.
Rent prices have exceeded previous peak.