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  • Posts: 18,749 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    Plenty of people who own their own houses don't do upkeep, or turn their gardens into dumps. Happens all the time.

    It's lazy stereotyping to presume social housing tenants are like that.

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  • Posts: 18,749 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    But you did know, because you grew up in social housing. You are well aware that you can get housing assistance of you need it or if you are low paid or dont work.

    you choose different for yourself. I'm not sure where the jealousy comes from in Irish people for social housing. If it's so great to get a 'free house' then go do it. You know differently, so you choose differently.

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,844 ✭✭✭✭ listermint

    Councils are being hampered by having to provide housing and government policies actively working against it.

    Net result is the tax payer is robbed blind . The government are the issue here. Other international centres are taking action.

    The fact that we are now the highest place in Europe in terms of overall cost of living isn't by accident.

    But it's people on the lowest wage that are the issue. Lol.

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  • Monica Greasy Marsupial hasn't figured out that their offspring won't be able to afford to purchase on the private market when the time comes to fly the nest.

    Corporations plan in decades, not months or years.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,724 ✭✭✭ Pete_Cavan

    Developers are not forced to sell cheaply, Part V purchases are supposed to be at cost but that is difficult to determine and the developer always does a bit better than that.

    The idea that developers would drop prices on the remaining units if they weren't required to sell units to the Local Authority is naive in the extreme. They will always sell at the highest price they can, nothing to do with Part V.

  • Link to the article on the homes being leased at Beachpark for social housing. 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.

    No €770k houses involved.

    Cool the jets.

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,844 ✭✭✭✭ listermint

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Name all the bad estates in the country.

    Now divide them into two sides, the private and the social.

    Which one is full and which one is empty?

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    They remain in the estate that people have paid 770 though so the knock on effect remains to those that paid that amount regardless

  • Posts: 14,345 ✭✭✭✭ Myla Crooked Witticism

    lol. Have you seen her posts? Social housing all the way. Monica Greasy Marsupial thinks you should never have to work for anything (and in this country, she's right).

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,002 ✭✭✭ enricoh

    Eh , who are the foreign funds buying all the houses renting them out to ? Oh yeah- the councils . Maybe do a bit of reading up yourself.

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  • Posts: 18,749 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    Typical Irish begrudery.

    if social housing is so great, off ye go and live in it.

    not working is so great? Then off to the dole with ya!

    the jealousy about social housing is unbelievable, like I said, if ye are jealous, off you go and join it.

    stereotypical lazy attitudes of social tenants being criminals is just more of it. Anecdotal examples can work both ways. My neighbour, second generation to live in his private house, drives everyone mad. Doesn't care what the neighbours think of the state of his house, the loud parties etc etc.

    My friend lives in a terrace, one side, parties all weekend long, strange people coming and going at all hours of the day and night. The other side? Lovely single female, until her ex prisoner brother moved in, smoking dope, blaring music, having all sorts of visitors at all hours.

    There are many houses bought around the area by the council, lots of people rent, privately or on HAP. Houses are still expensive, ridiculously so, and they go sale agreed in days. There are no social housing tenants having any affect on the asking prices of houses.

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,844 ✭✭✭✭ listermint

    I'm unsure why you comment on these things with gusto especially when you barely bother your arse reading up or knowing what's going on in the country.

  • Yes, thats why I've worked for over 30 years in the same job that I've had since I was 17 and bought my own home.

    Jesus wept.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,002 ✭✭✭ enricoh

    So these funds aren't renting these to the councils? Keep dreaming- who else are gonna pay 2k + a month for them?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,089 ✭✭✭ Luxembourgo

    But because the council are out bidding everyone in the Dublin area many working and looking to buy themselves will have massive commutes.

    I do not blame those housed in social housing. I blame the government and the media.

  • Posts: 14,345 ✭✭✭✭ Myla Crooked Witticism

    Because some people have pride and dignity and don't want to be the bottom of the barrel.

  • Posts: 14,345 ✭✭✭✭ Myla Crooked Witticism

    And I'm just finished my internship on the moon.

  • Posts: 18,749 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    So, why would you or anyone be jealous of those people you consider to be 'bottom of the barrel '

    which btw, is a disgusting attitude to have about people.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    The whole point of the housing market is to choose where you live and therefore who lives next door. It’s why people spend millions in Dalkey to stay away from the kind of people who can only spend the guts if 1/2M Euro on a mortgaged property in an estate.

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