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05-09-2019, 13:20   #31
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Add to the OP the Concern crew on at best minimum wage plus commission who make out they are the friendliest people you've ever met with their wide smiles and dramatic waves to get your attention. They are more aggressive than the lads sitting with a cup in their hand.

A bit like the strippers in the dodgy clubs.
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If they go unchallenged then more and more people do it.
If they are constantly hassled by Gardai then it's a less attractive thing to do.
Yeah and if fecking eejits people stopped giving them money it'd become a less attractive thing to do, too...
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How much extra tax would you be willing to pay for this to happen?
So how do other countries do it then?

It's not about more taxes. Less wastage I would say.
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05-09-2019, 13:25   #34
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So how do other countries do it then?

It's not about more taxes. Less wastage I would say.
I assume they pay for it in taxes.

More police, more courts, more prison spaces.
Yeah, that'll all be free.

So you wouldn't be willing to pay any more tax?
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Horrible to see people begging and looking for change. Such a massive divide in our so called Republic
6% unemployment of which half are unemployable due to ill health etc the other half are freeloading scum
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Begging should be prosecuteable unless you can prove you are destitute. Even then it's a soft answer.
Would bending over and showing the Judge the arse out of your trousers suffice I wonder ?
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I was on O'Connell Street last Friday and I saw some lads snorting white powder outside Carrolls while children looked on - it has gotten so seedy. Very disappointing. The whole place needs to be knocked down.
Probably easier just to move the people on than rip up all the buildings.
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Walking up O Connell Street Monday morning and there was a black sleeping bag on the ground outside penny's with the unseen occupant shivering underneath. Then straight across the street there was a man going through the bin and taking open cups out and swallowing what remains were inside. How do people live like that.
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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
If you move them far enough, it does.
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How much extra tax would you be willing to pay for this to happen?
So how do other countries do it then?

It's not about more taxes. Less wastage I would say.
It is in our constitution that you have the right to beg. The anti-begging laws we had were all removed after a court case proved this.
To change this we would need to have a referendum. We literally cannot do what other countries do.
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It is in our constitution that you have the right to beg. The anti-begging laws we had were all removed after a court case proved this.
To change this we would need to have a referendum. We literally cannot do what other countries do.

Nope you don't.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/cour...eeds-1.1292645

A section of the act was deemed unconstitutional, there would be no issue ammending the act to make begging an offence, it could also be dealt with under several public order acts but there is no will to do anything because resources would be required.

Visible policing is required on the streets. The guards have retreated to sitting on their arses behind CCTV monitoring stations, which is great for evidence after the fact, but more proactive policing to prevent street crime is badly needed.

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Yeah right.

People love playing the hard man on here, then spend their days whinging about video games or TV programmes about cartoon dragons. Deluded.
If you really think Im not willing and able to tell a skanger who tries some ridiculous 'borrow yer phone' scam to fck off, then you need to think again.
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Problem is no Gardaí to move anyone on.
Move to where? Most of them live in the city centre
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Other countries came up with an idea to tackle all sorts of behaviour in society - a properly resourced and manned police force and a justice system.

Imagine that.
Doesn't even come close to answering the question.
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Best of luck if you ever go to Liverpool


They are so polite but fcuk me if there was ever a war between our homeless junkies and theirs, they would slaughter us with sheer numbers.

And be polite about it.
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