Saturday 23 September 2017

Beggars are a menace

I cannot agree more with Niall Ginty when he laments the condition of the streets in Dublin's city centre ('Visual delights of a derailed city centre', Letters, April 28). It is no longer possible to walk the streets without the constant and intimidating harassment of beggars or charity workers.

It seems unlikely that the large increase in beggars can be blamed solely on the recession; rather it is an opportunistic ploy by the majority of them to exploit the country's lax laws on begging.

It is the combatative and threatening approach and invasion of personal space I resent so much.

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