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Antoinette is falling ill

category national | housing | opinion/analysis author Monday September 19, 2005 14:26author by John Jones Report this post to the editors

A doctor examined her and found her health failing.


A doctor has examined Antoinette and found she is falling ill from the cold.

Antoinette has:

A Kidney Infection
High Temperature
Throat Infection
Pains all over.

How can Dun Loghaire Council Dept. Housing section, which is run by women, allow this?

Please ring them and ask them to stop putting Antoinette’s health at risk and to give her and her 3 children a flat.

Kathleen Holohan...205 4713
Rita Flynn..................205 4752
Bernie O'Reilly..........205 4753
Liz Clifford..................205 4828
Marie Egan.................205 4754


author by rodney sparklespublication date Mon Sep 19, 2005 16:21author address author phone Report this post to the editors

why doesn't the energy going into lobbying the government be redirected into actually getting Antoinette a place to stay? I hear there's a lot of abandoned buildings in Dun Laoghaire. It seems that staying camped outside in the cold instead of attempting to squat a building (undoubtedly with large public support) is subordinating her human needs to make a political point.

author by SHpublication date Mon Sep 19, 2005 16:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

If someone on the housing list squats a building and is then caught they are banned from the housing list. In Antoinette's case if she is caught squatting herself and her young family would not be housed at all by the local authority.

author by Anthonypublication date Mon Sep 19, 2005 17:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The original author omitted some basic background details in his report. Readers who don't know who Antoinette is can find out more info at the link below. It describes how a homeless mother has taken to sleeping on the street outside Dun Laoghaire council office after the Council failed to offer her accommodation suitable for a mother of three children.

Related Link: http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=71850#comment120832
author by Concerned - Front House Irelandpublication date Thu Sep 22, 2005 13:38author email info at fronthouse dot ieauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

There are two sides to every dispute. An unemployed, unmarried mother of 3 who doesnt pay taxes or contribute to our social expenses is entitled like any refugee to the best of care from our local government.
It would be nice, for a change, if we could get the council's side of the story, instead of the usual usless sabre rattling from mr Boyd barrett. I am sorry to hear she has taken ill but thank God Antoinette is entitled to free medical aid.
Antoinette's inclusion of her children in this painful dispute could be voilating their rights.

Would this all have been easier if Antoinette had requested help with her rent before she was evicted.

God bless this little country !

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