Kilkenny has been used and abused, it’s run down and dilapidated with thousands of non nationals living there. There’s no increase in infrastructure – and extremely bad planning – to properly assimilate them into society here.
Somebody is making money off the backs of non nationals (rent and subsidies etc), for instance a local butcher who rents out several houses in James’s Green to men and their women in burkas who can’t ever work because they have crippled themselves regarding being able to work, so come here for the Dole for the rest of their lives.
I thought that the Dole was not paid to anybody, like these women in Burkas , who intentionally make themselves unavailable for work?
The Government and local government are complicit together with the media in making money for the few, such as the legal eagles and auctioneers, but destroying the city in the process.
If this is being done in the name of multiculturalism then we could do without it.
The whole atmosphere in Kilkenny would make you want to leave with shops closed down, shockingly bad architecture and no sense of affluence about the place.
And it’s full of foreigners bringing their own cultures with them which is fine, but at what expense to our own Irish culture, heritage and our Christian values?
I grew up in Kilkenny and spent my youth here, wandered the world working for years and arrived back. I never drew the dole anywhere in my life but went everywhere following the work as an itinerant navvy.
I care about Kilkenny and I’m proud of the two cathedrals, the castle and the ancient city.
The hospital is crowded out with all the incomers, nobody can get an operation on the HSE, even A&E visits take all day and all night. Classrooms are full to bursting while the educational standard is on the floor, thanks to all the newcomers who can’t even speak pidgin English.
We barely escaped the mosque, Sir, thanks to you and Councillor Eugene McGuinness and the neutrality of An Bord Pleanala – after the sickening crowd running this city had passed it, what else!
Locals are no good either to act to change all this with mostly the same old politicians and parties elected again.
The busiest place in Kilkenny is the post office on dole day with people from all over the world gathered there for the “free money”, costing Billions in State borrowing.
2, 200 applicants languish on the Council housing list while the Incomers are housed in brand new council housing and given grants of 5000 Euro each to move in.
Nothing has changed, nobody voted to change any of this, what’s up with the people, despite all they continue to vote for the corrupt tweedledum and tweedledee.
Surely people know that the politicians they elect now can’t get them anything if they are Irish, no houses, no jobs, nothing. This seems not to have dawned on the locals yet.
There is no house for you no matter who you vote for and there is no job for you or your child no matter what party you vote for – it’s all for the newcomers now, nothing for the Irish here, do you understand that?
At least now for the general election you’ll know it’s useless for you to vote for the old parties and politicians anymore because there is nothing in it for you anymore.
Kilkenny people today need a large dose of Cop On!
Martin Brennan, Kilkenny.