Imagine if it turned out that, like Erica Fleming, the family had been offered an apartment in Clontarf but turned it down becuase the offer wasn't good enough?
Do a bit of basic research instead of slandering her. She was not 'offered an apartment in Clontarf'
. She was offered a Housing Assistance Payment (if she could find a landlord who would accept a HAP tenant which is extremely unlikely). If she took up a HAP tenancy she would have no security of tenure, and she would also lose her place on the housing list.
Adequate social housing improves the lives of all in our society. Your comment reminds me that slaves will always point out to the master if another slave's chains are too loose.
According to this article, (granted it's the Indo
, the council had sourced an apartment for her in Clontarf, and she did turn it down because she did not consider the offer to be good enough. All what I wrote seems factual to me. http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ho ... 81951.html
It is easy to agree that social housing should be available to all who need it, and I am happy to be paying my taxes to fund that. However, it is fully unacceptable to me that recipients of my earnings tell me that they want even better housing than I have, i.e., I do not live in my preferred area, I do not have my dream house, if I lose my job I'll lose my house, etc. This sense of entitlement in Ireland needs to stop. Social welfare is supposed to be a safety net, not a free ride for life, at the expense of taxpayers.