The taboo of mass immigration and the Irish housing crisis. Very much the elephant in the room, and a malignant one at that.
The until now willfully neglected and deliberately camoflauged but inevitably inescapable link between mass immigration and our ever inflamed housing crisis in Ireland must finally be addressed – much to the horror and execration of some no doubt, who’d prefer such facts remain permanently out of sight and out of mind. You know the race-card catapulting types, who trip over themselves to get their tuppence worth of virtue-signalling in! The burdens of mass immigration are not confined to only our housing either, it afflicts a wider range of infrastructure and social services ranging from healthcare to education, but we will be focusing in on the pivotal issue of housing for now.
An unacceptable number of our people are homeless, the large bulk of whom through no fault of their own. 8300 according to the most recent figures. The reasons range from government ineptitude and corruption, deliberate displacement via EU migration and de-homogenization policy (with again, complicity from the Irish govt’) to hardships imposed upon the Irish people as a result of the exploitative measures and opportunism of banks and foreign speculators, who, perched from a safe distance with govt’ assurances, await the right moment to swoop in and indulge themselves on a hapless, disoriented, demoralized and browbeaten Irish public. The Irish people not only bailed out the banks and international finance, they also bailed out the stampeding and ravenous masses (the overflow population from the developing world) who, upon beckoning by a disturbingly overeager brown-nosing Irish government, flocked here from the turn of the millennium onwards, and continue pouring in unbridled to this day.
Immigration is a class issue as rightfully pointed out by Irish economist David McWilliams and when taken to extremes it is always the worst off in society who will suffer and bear the brunt of the burden. The contemporary political left-wing who purport to be for the working class, either through rabid ignorance or spite, refuse to acknowledge this. Be vary wary of anyone exclaiming to be for the working class who will shy away from or lash out at anyone who seeks to bring politically ‘incorrect’ aspects of this topic to the fore, aspects that have adversely effected the indigenous population.
Figures from a few years ago suggest over half on North Dublin’s housing list are foreign born with the true figure likely to be much worse now, and with the vast majority of applicants in certain districts like Fingal being from non EU member states. New Zealand earlier this year restricted visas in a ‘Kiwi first approach to immigration’ – citing pressure on housing, healthcare, education and even transport infrastructure principal reasons. They have also recently been making moves to ban and restrict some foreigners from buying up properties to improve the affordability of housing for New Zealand’s own citizens. Is it time for Ireland to do the same, to safeguard both the nation and its citizens from excessive foreign influences?