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05-09-2019, 00:04   #1
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Dublin City is now ''Tap'' Central

Tonight while walking between Westmorland St and Abbey St I was approached 7 times for loose change, Cigarettes, Use of my phone, Money for a hostel, money for coffee etc, I dont smoke while walking the streets anymore either, It's like a magnet. Tapping and sometimes agressive tapping is gone out of hand.
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05-09-2019, 00:15   #2
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Problem is no Gardaí to move anyone on.
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Tapping and sometimes agressive tapping is gone out of hand.
Fcuking Bruce Forsyth, pest
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7 fck offs so.
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7 fck offs so.
Oh I did.
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05-09-2019, 10:25   #6
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Problem is no Gardaí to move anyone on.
The problem is that they no longer can move them on. Begging laws were challenged and found unconstitutional.

We would actually need a referendum to change that.

Hangover from how the brits used begging laws to imprison people and then send them to the colonies.
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I do agree with the OP it is getting more annoying just walking from one side of the city center to the other on any given day. Guaranteed to be harassed (and it does verge on or cross harassment most times) multiple times by either chuggers, junkies or just the casual tracksuit wearer looking for a smoke or "bus fare" (always like that one given their free travel passes). Worse than it was even a year a go.

If it is the case they can't be moved on is it any wonder?

I do think more visible garda presence would help though regardless.

The lack of visible policing is the biggest problem with the city center particularly north side.
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The problem is that they no longer can move them on. Begging laws were challenged and found unconstitutional.

We would actually need a referendum to change that.

Hangover from how the brits used begging laws to imprison people and then send them to the colonies.
Don't worry - we'll never be consulted by FG on this. Only important issues like the min age of the symbolic figurehead will be put to us.

In the mean time "Ask me bollix" will have to suffice.
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Problem is no Gardaí to move anyone on.
What good is moving them on from the Halpenny Bridge to Dame st or wherever?
It doesn't solve the problem
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What good is moving them on from the Halpenny Bridge to Dame st or wherever?
It doesn't solve the problem
I don't see how more visible policing would make the problem worse.
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This is why I always carry around a bundle of sticks. I tell the tappers we've gone back to the tally stick system and sure they're none the wiser. By the time they've realised the stick won't fit in the bus ticket dispenser I'm long gone.
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Not a problem for me. Then again, I have the appearance of somebody looking for spare change.
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Yeah it's not nice to see, but it shouldn't affect your life in any way. At least it's not you in this situation.
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Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.
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Would you not just carry a Tap enabled bankcard and only have to deal with the ones who have Card Tap terminals?
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