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Over 150,000 new PPS numbers issued throughout 2022 to non Irish



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,224 ✭✭✭StevenToast

    Lousy Imigants

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,728 ✭✭✭prunudo

    And yet it's still impossible to get staff.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Check out this site. Taking the Ukrainians out of it, the figures have been rising steadily, with the exception of 2020.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,127 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    But you will just 'discuss' in the same way every other time you've complained about immigrants. So the point that the thread is just another vehicle for anti immigration sentiment is valid. In which case why not keep it all together rather than you having to keep repeating yourself?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭Tonesjones

    And you will just say no not allowed to talk about it. Its racist , shout it down, great restaurants, pensions etc etc

    So instead of repeating yourselves and getting flustered why not just stay away from it?

  • Registered Users Posts: 229 ✭✭antfin

    Hopefully anyway! Change has been too slow. We need an innovative, cosmopolitan culture here where young people don't need to go abroad to get some different points of view.

  • Site Banned Posts: 12,341 ✭✭✭✭Faugheen

    I’d like ask the people bitching about this how many of the 150,000 actually stayed here?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 27 CaptainTeebs

    I think most Irish people who have lived in another Western country would have an idea of one or two particular nationalities that said country would live to regret taking in without background checking or some sort of quota. In terms of welfare dependency and criminality, most individual Western societies have one or two particular nationalities that have been particularly problematic. To date we probably haven't experienced it to the extent of our neighbours- while we have some problematic individuals we have had little to none of the gang culture or large scale organised crime places like Holland and Australia have copped.

  • Registered Users Posts: 84 ✭✭doxy79

    I thought for a second they were after giving 150,000 PS5s out to refugees.

  • Site Banned Posts: 12,341 ✭✭✭✭Faugheen

    So no is the answer. Just smart arse remarks.

    For example, any student that is studying here is required to get a PPS number.

    Returing emigrants and their spouses/families.

    Those with a work permit and their spouse.

    You keep spreading the doom-mongering though. They’re all coming here and simultaneously taking our jobs while sponging off the system.

  • Site Banned Posts: 12,341 ✭✭✭✭Faugheen

    It’s almost like many have to come here for a short spell but still need to get a PPS number.

    Nah that can’t be it. It’s all about the welfare.

  • Registered Users Posts: 861 ✭✭✭Get Real

    Your numbers are fairly useless without context.

    Ironic that you're so close to almost being aware of reasons why pps numbers would be issued to people from those countries (employment) yet also discount it in the same paragraph.

    Ireland is at full employment, employers are crying out for workers. For all you know, there was a job advert for the head of research at X company and the single PPS number from Iceland was the best candidate for the role, with an extensive CV and background.

    Or, people applied for entry level/retail jobs, the jobs sat vacant and the best candidates were from another country. Fair play to them. Their labour, tax, domestic spending and support of the current pension budget is needed.

    People screaming about these pps numbers being issued, come back when you've the proportion and numbers here to "freeload". Also, of that number, fleeing war or regimes such as North Korea, how many are coming to not work and lie idle as a minority of our own have done for generations?

    Ye're the ones you in arms, so break it down for the rest of us.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    I read somewhere that you have to get a PPSN number if you're left anything in an Irish will, even if you haven't been here and have no intention of being here. It's probably not a big number, but it surprised me when I saw it.

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  • Site Banned Posts: 12,341 ✭✭✭✭Faugheen

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