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Homeless in hotels.. see what ye make of this...?

  • 22-11-2022 10:48pm
    Registered Users Posts: 6,639 ✭✭✭

    We were staying in a hotel last week for a few nights - 4 star - in a city..

    Thursday night - 10pm - we met 2 women in the bar who were staying in the hotel as they were homeless.. waiting for a house from the council or whatever..

    Anyway, they were both on the rip.. quite drunk and offering to buy other residents drinks..

    They were popping up to their rooms at intervals as one of them had a 6 month old baby asleep..

    I think some on social benefits got extra € last week..?

    Anyway.. it just made me wonder.. seems like a bizarre situation.. government paying for these people to stay in a hotel and there they are on the lash..

    They have my sympathy - there are obviously addictions there..

    But... well.. I am sure you can see why I am so baffled by this..

    I am not sure what the solution is, but something is v wrong there, no?

    Post edited by Beasty on


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭xxxxxxl

    Filed under it never happened.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,474 ✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    Ok, what hotel? It's not breaking any rules or confidences to say which one, as it's public knowledge.

  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭The Real President Trump

    This is what happens when people don't take responsibility for their actions and are enabled to. There's a difference between providing for a cohesive society and allowing poor behaviour to gain advantage

    We're not helping we're creating an underclass and division in society which will result in the undermining of very good and genuine social investment

    First of all they shouldn't be in hotels that's an example of failure, society should have a range of housing options private, shared equity and public. In private those who can pay for themselves do, shared equity allows social mobility and ties society together through reward for their work, public should provide for those that can't provide for themselves but it should not provide for those to the detriment of the people carry the load

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,474 ✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,639 ✭✭✭sporina

    eh, no!

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,639 ✭✭✭sporina

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,688 ✭✭✭✭Beechwoodspark

    To support the OP - I’ve witnessed and seen similar situations. So called Homeless partying in the hotel bar - no worries about money etc.

    it would make you wonder

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,557 ✭✭✭...Ghost...

    Why should children's allowance decrease after child #2? The dole needs cutting and reform, as does the generous free gaffs for life....but kids allowance after child 2 I cant make sense of when I see this being suggested.

  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭The Real President Trump

    Affordable housing, simples, shared equity private estates for people with incomes of circa 40k to 70k, people have mortgages for bulk of price with government providing a portion.

    You fail to pay your mortgage then your out. Everyone works, people get a good deal, housing stock increases and the people respect their homes because they are on the hook for the debt. Eventually purchase of the government equity

    Expanded housing stock eventually, slowly but eventually frees up other housing for those that are not in a position to contribute but with a path to the shared equity scheme when they are

    I think it's Hong Kong where by the government builds housing and the services to go with it and it's very successful

  • Registered Users Posts: 140 ✭✭The Real President Trump

    There's a variation of this in Canada where it works well also

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,032 ✭✭✭Padre_Pio

    Is citywest still open or is it all homeless and Ukrainians now?

    I remember staying a night there in a building separate from the main hotel and it was clear most of the residents were living there full time.

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