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Newly built social homes sitting idle for over 8 months in Wexford

  • 04-03-2022 5:52pm
    Registered Users Posts: 75,061 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    More madness, families are refusing to move in to newly built social homes and a professional mediator has been appointed to resolve their 'dispute'. What kind of an out and out banana republic are we living in, sweet jaysus? Refusing a brand new house should put you to the back of the Q and perhaps a lifetime ban on being offererd social housing.

    A professional mediator has been appointed to assist discussions between Wexford County Council and a number of families who refused to move into newly-built houses at Airhill in Belvedere Road, which have now been lying unoccupied for over eight months.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,146 ✭✭✭ McGrath5

    Why are they refusing to move in?

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  • Posts: 1,010 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    Should be removed from the list and never entertained again, no matter what

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,189 ✭✭✭ Brucie Bonus

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,498 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble

    What would usually say about a buffer who refused a house because it doesn't have room for their dog?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,703 ✭✭✭ lalababa

    And one begs the question why halting sites that were provided are no longer up to scratch? Because they are turned into no go areas...almost war zone like.

    On another note....people shouldn't get social housing for almost free. A woman I know has a two bed house to herself for 25euro a week? Afaik she's getting social welfare and does the odd paid and registered maybe 400 euros aweek. Surely she should be paying 100+ rent.

    And families that are earning or not should be paying at least 1/3 of income in rent.

    Tis a great country Ted.

    But that said, these recipients are probably spending the welfare and earnings it mostly goes around..if you get me.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,858 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    I’m not sure that you really understood equality. Are you saying that wheelchair users should just make do with houses with steps at the entrance, just so we can treat everyone equally?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,858 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    So just to clarify, you understand the principle of sometimes needing to treat people differently to achieve equal outcomes?

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,858 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    Great to see that we’ve moved on your understanding of equality. That’s good progress for a Saturday afternoon.

    Now how did you work out that stables for horses are the blocking issue here in Wexford?

  • Registered Users Posts: 516 ✭✭✭ BattleCorp1

    Enlighten me then. What's the hold-up?

    What would be a good reason to you for it to be acceptable for travellers to refuse to move into those houses?

  • How does providing a house to, say Travellers, achieve an equal outcome? They're contributing less to society economically, while gaining economic benefits that are not available to the majority... on both sides there's a skew in comparison to the majority, and, in any case, there's no indication that such help does provide an equal outcome. So, there's an unavoidable gap for both equality and equity. no?

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,526 ✭✭✭✭ Dempo1

    Does he do Stable's , conversions or mobile home extensions 🤔 😏

    Is maith an scáthán súil charad.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,858 ✭✭✭✭ AndrewJRenko

    So you’ve know idea what the hold up is, that’s what I thought.

    I know absolutely nothing about what’s happening here in Wexford btw. That’s why I don’t pretend to know the problems or have the solution on this issue,

    If, like me, you’ve no idea what is going on, maybe you shouldn’t be pontificating about it?