Eamon Dunphy: If you don't fit their favoured demographic, then the government don't give a f**k 2 years ago

Eamon Dunphy: If you don't fit their favoured demographic, then the government don't give a f**k

No holding back from Dunphy...

The housing crisis in Ireland continues to be a great source of debate in this country, as a large number of families remain in temporary accommodation.


Speaking on Ireland Unfiltered late last year, Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin said the housing crisis was a "class issue", which prompted Ryan Tubridy to pose the question to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during an appearance on the Late Late Show.

Eamon Dunphy was the latest guest on Ireland Unfiltered and he reaffirmed Martin's comments, telling Dion Fanning the government doesn't "give a f**k" about people unless they're from a certain demographic.

You can read the full exchange below.

Dion: Do you think there’s a class basis to [the housing crisis]?

Eamon: There is a class basis.

Dion: That Varadkar and Eoghan Murphy and these people don't get it?

Eamon: They don't get it because they never had to do it. I mean, they've no idea of the deprivation and they are extremely right-wing. They think you get what you deserve in life. And you don't get what you deserve in life.


They think that with the right attitude you can do anything, well that's not true. If you're a single mother, for example, if you're a traveller, if you're in some category that doesn't fit their favoured demographic, then they don't give a f**k. F**k you.

And then they wonder why there's all this delinquency? Why are these people selling drugs? Why are they robbing things? Why are they fighting? Because, that's what you've left them, nothing.

You can watch the interview in full below.

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