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09-10-2020, 14:09   #46
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What are they addicted to?
sponging of decent folk
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headbutt to the noggin will sort that cnut out
I'm barely 5 foot so wouldn't be able to reach
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What are they addicted to?
Addicted to free everything
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Is the solution to this €100 on the spot fines for anyone giving them money? Handle it similar to prostitution.
Sooooooo...we punish genuine people living on the street?

If I give a tenner to a genuine person living on the street (and, much to our great shame, we have no shortage of them) I should be handed an on the spot fine of €100?


Rarely have I read such bollocks.
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09-10-2020, 14:26   #50
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The traveler one who aggressively begs on the bridge in Stephens gn saying she’s hungry, lives in the estate next to me and the husband drives a Hyundai s40 and they are far from hungry. I fume every time I see her.
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What are they addicted to?
Heroin. Fully functioning addicts.
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There are those that are genuinely homeless, and I have sympathy for them. Falling between the cracks of society, and just trying to squeeze by day to day. Loose change in my pocket is better served in their hat or cup.

Then there are those who quietly exit the minivan early in the morning with clear instructions on where to go. Almost universally, they are not native to this soil and aggressively approach strangers on the street. I have witnessed this phenomenon outside Arthur's Quay in Limerick, a popular begging area as there a series of bus stops nearby. These people are not authentically homeless, and need to be prosecuted and/or deported.
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Those 2 aul ones that beg in Fairview, every day for the last I don't know 10 years? Does anyone know these ones?
They're travellers anyway and live in a house in Coolock. There are also 2 traveller women that beg in the city centre, around the Grafton/Dawson st area, who I've sat beside getting the bus home once and they were counting out about 200 quid, then they're collected by their sons or whoever in vans when we got off the bus.
Many of them are scamming, I'm sure the women I've mentioned above already get a heap of money in welfare and they're certainly not homeless.
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Sooooooo...we punish genuine people living on the street?

If I give a tenner to a genuine person living on the street (and, much to our great shame, we have no shortage of them) I should be handed an on the spot fine of €100?


Rarely have I read such bollocks.

There was an article last year stating we had 97 people living on the streets in the country and 96 homeless charities. The onyl reason we have high numbers of holemess on paper is that living with your parents now counts as homeless. I'll have a look for it after work.
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I know more addicts that live ordinary lives, with jobs (even those that don't have a job wouldn't go begging as they're financially grand) and look after their families and keep a roof over their heads.
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Heroin. Fully functioning addicts.
I know a couple who have roofs over their heads but they'd be dealing and stealing etc.
A heroin habit costs over a grand/week to maintain........... there aren't many folk financially grand on heroin and looking after their families.

Unless you are referring to folk on methadone programmes.
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Can’t win with the misers on here..
You just keep proving how awful you are.
One of the worst posters on boards.
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Would you think of trying a different “route”? Maybe give up the retail, roll up your sleeves, and take to the streets?
Why not let any begger live with you if they are stuck on the streets???
Get off your hobby horse. Spoofer
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There was an article last year stating we had 97 people living on the streets in the country and 96 homeless charities. The onyl reason we have high numbers of holemess on paper is that living with your parents now counts as homeless. I'll have a look for it after work.
Yeah, that's some bull**** right there. Only 97 on the streets?! I pass 5 every day just myself, on the short walk between the bus stop and the office.
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A real shame that the points for begging went up so high this year, H. You could have made a good career out of it.

Would you think of trying a different “route”? Maybe give up the retail, roll up your sleeves, and take to the streets?
It's not points, it's a neck like a jockeys bollocks ya need.
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Yeah, that's some bull**** right there. Only 97 on the streets?! I pass 5 every day just myself, on the short walk between the bus stop and the office.
In Dublin 2019...... https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/h...reland%20began.

Winter Rough Sleeper Count

The Official Winter Rough Sleeper Count was carried out on the night of 26 November into the morning of 27 November 2019.
It represents a 41% decrease on Winter 2018 figure – a total of 92 persons are confirmed as rough sleeping across the Dublin region in Winter 2019 compared to 152 in 2018.
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