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Would you have a problem living in a council estate?

  • 25-12-2021 12:50am
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    Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭ easyredrider


    I had a friend who lived in a council estate back in the early 90s. One day his daughter got lippy with a neighbor and the neighbors wife physically disciplined the kid. The guy made a huge deal about it and went to the police. From what I heard, it was no big deal, she just slapped the child a couple of times.

    The guy moved out soon after that and now owns his own house. The kids haven't moved into a council estate since then and I was thinking this is probably the reason.

    Would you have a problem living in a council estate because of incidents such as this? I've heard of a lot worse than this.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭ easyredrider


    No i wouldn't. I have lived there before and trouble makers are few and far between.



  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭ SamStonesArm


    A lot less "our shít dont stink " people also.



    Why you replying to yourself?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭ easyredrider


    I'm replying to the guy above me. There are trouble makers in the countryside - there just isn't that many of them.



  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭ SamStonesArm


    Oh sorry, my bad, was wondering what was going on lol.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,287 ✭✭✭ passatman86


    Depends, what councilors live there - aren't a lot of them gangsters



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  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 2,179 ✭✭✭ Raichu


    From what I heard, it was no big deal, she just slapped the child a couple of times.

    not a big deal? Let me tell you if my next door neighbour slapped one of mine, even once, the slap they’d get off me would give them dementia. No one has the right to hit a child, let alone a **** stranger.



  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ MTU


    Council houses today are just free houses for people who don’t want to work, they vote for the independent tds who winge continuously.

    why work when you get a council house for €25-€100 a week. Working is for fools.



  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ MTU




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,012 ✭✭✭ corner of hells




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,426 ✭✭✭ maestroamado


    There is a genuine openness about people who live in a Council estate that is rare... they are all on pretty much the same level and it works. I never lived in a Council estate but i think we could learn abit from this lifestyle if we chose to...

    I used to be a bit snobby about this but life has taught me i was wrong...



  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 2,179 ✭✭✭ Raichu


    It’s a minimum of €35 for a single person & €45 for a couple.

    Keyword: MINIMUM.



  • Registered Users Posts: 512 ✭✭✭ MakersMark


    I wouldnt live in a detached house in any estate, let alone a council estate.



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  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Malachi Moldy Shortbread


    Economists make a distinction between revealed and stated preferences. The revealed preferences of most people is that they will live in a house commensurate with their income, stated preferences don’t really match that.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭ HBC08


    Ah that's quaint,is Internet hardman still a thing?



  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 2,179 ✭✭✭ Raichu


    No. It’s called having been abused as a kid myself and having no tolerance for anyone assaulting a minor.

    I sparsely think anyone deserves a slap and I’ve on even fewer occasions been the one to dish it out.

    i don’t really care if you think I’m being “an internet hard man” because it makes no odds to me, but let me assure you, if I caught someone slapping or hitting a child, especially if it was one of mine, the slap they’d get off me would leave their head spinning. Someone who hits kids is nothing but a bully and a softie and the only way bullies learn is getting a taste of what they give out.

    the fact anyone could watch someone hit a child, especially one of their own or someone they know has no relation to the person doing it & standby and do nothing is disgraceful. Kids depend on us to protect them. My parents failed me. I won’t fail mine.



  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 2,179 ✭✭✭ Raichu


    And honestly I won’t make many friends saying this, but as far as I’m concerned, if you sit and watch someone do that and take no action you’re as bad as they are.

    not saying you should slap them back, call the guards, intervene somehow, but don’t just **** stand there and watch while a fully grown ass adult hits a small child. If you hit your kids you’re a monster who doesn’t deserve to have them. I don’t care what excuse you want to pull out of your arse.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭ HBC08


    I don't agree with people hitting kids of course.People don't really need to state that as its kinda a given.

    I find folks online talking about the savage beatings they'd hand out in different circumstances a bit sad and an indicator that they have their own anger issues.

    Anyway, if that stuff did happen to you as a kid I empathise.Its not a conversation I want to have with a stranger online on Christmas day though.



  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 2,179 ✭✭✭ Raichu


    I wouldn’t give someone a savage beating that’s a bit over the top.

    what I said was the slap (as in just one would do) would leave their head dizzy.

    I’m very aware it’s easy to type shite online and act the big man, not my intention, because whether you or anyone else thinks I’m “hard” or not is an irrelevance. I don’t care what people think about me, generally speaking!

    like I said, as far as I’m concerned if you’re going to hit a child, you’re a bully picking on someone much smaller than you and it’s my experience the only thing bullies understand is being treated the same as they treat others.

    tl;dr if someone hits a child; give them a slap back and see how fast they try it again.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,522 ✭✭✭ PsychoPete


    Yes, I'd hate to live in squalor amongst the peasants of a housing estate



  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ MTU




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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,637 ✭✭✭ oceanman


    kids do depend on us to protect them and most responsible parents do that, but sometimes they need a clip in the ear too.....



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