Ireland is currently facing a housing crisis. It’s rough out there. I myself know first-hand as I’m currently living in Dublin and have had to face the soul-crushing task of finding a semi-decent apartment for less-than-extortionate rent. It’s a crisis that our current Taoiseach and Minister of Housing need to sort out, as there are many people that are facing homelessness.
But while the politicians rest, the ever-controversial Conor McGregor is actually doing something about the crisis. The MMA fighter has revealed he’s been building several homes designated to families “without a home to call their own.”
In a post on social media, he said he was building eight homes in total for those in need, and shared thephotos of the build, which seem to be coming along quite nicely.
“Back on the site today, it has been a while.This is my first property development. We have 8 homes here closing in on finish,” McGregor wrote. “3 bedroom houses, designated for families that currently reside in hotels around the capital, without a home to call their own. But not for long. Through the storm comes the sun!”
He then added, “Walking around this land and these homes today, meeting all the neighbors, knowing that soon there will be families living here, creating their own memories, and building back their lives, gives me great pride!Ireland forever! Ireland first! Ireland always!”
McGregor announced his retirement from MMA earlier this year, stating, “Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Arts’ today. I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!”
However, a week later it seemed as though he’d had a change of heart when he tweeted “See you in the Octagon”.
I want to move forward, with my fans of all faiths and all backgrounds.
All faiths challenge us to be our best selves.
It is one world and one for all ❤️
Now see you in the Octagon.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 4, 2019
Whether or not he did indeed retire, he’s definitely got plenty to keep him busy – not just the new housing development, which has won him back many fans.
Many people on social media were impressed, and one of them even commented, “That’s amazing! What a great way to give back.”
Another person said, “It’s nice to see a sportsman with a new found wealth remembering where he came from and doing good for others.”
And someone else posted, “YOU FREAKIN ROCK MAN!! Brings tears to my eyes! What a humbling experience for all that are involved! That’s truly an amazing gift.”
“This is lovely! The best a human being can ever do for others. All the haters and doubters who talk shit about Conor McGregor can never understand what wonderful accomplishments he’s had in just 30 years of life. I respect and admire all your endeavors, Conor!!” A fourth person added.
However, there were some people who were a bit more skeptical of McGregor, with one asking, “Are you donating them Conor or are you selling them or renting them for personal gain?”
While others took the opportunity to ask about jobs, with one Facebook users asking, “How do I get a scaffolding job on one of Connor’s sites??”
Got to love a good opportunist.
So, my question to Leo and Eoghan is, are you really going to let Conor McGregor make you look bad? Or are you going to fix our housing crisis?