Brid speaks in the Dail on the Mahon Tribunal

The real legacy of Ahern and FF/FG; corruption, bad planning and prioritising developer’s profits. After 150 million euro and 20 years we still haven’t acted on the Mahon tribunal.

 

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Brid Smith TD speaking on the AAA/PBP anti-evictions bill

Brid speaks in support of the Anti Evictions Bill, making the point that government policy, based as it is on the solving the housing crisis through ‘market solutions’ (ie provate developers) is fatally flawed – the ‘market’ is not the solution – it is the problem.

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People Before Profit public representatives support Apollo House occupation

People Before Profit reps, TDs Richard Boyd Barrett & Brid Smith, and Cllr John Lyons, speaking in support of Apollo House occupation.

 

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Brid on Sean O Rourke – Teresa May and her €1000 trousers

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Discussion on Sean O Rourke programme on Dec 20 2016, regarding appropriate dress for politicians

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TD SLAMS RACK RENTING BY LANDLORDS – CALLS ON MINISTER TO URGENTLY AMEND THE HOUSING BILL

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Brid Smith has called for an emergency amendment to the new law that will cap rent rises at 4% per year. The TD was responding to evidence that many landlords are sending people notices by registered post of huge rent hikes before the bill goes before the Seanad tomorrow.  

Deputy Smith said today, ” one case involved a proposed rise of 56% in the apartment rental which was set at €1,300 per month. The new rent  proposed is €2,000 euro per month. This is a shocking example of rack renting and the Government must amend the bill to stop it now”Deputy Smith has contacted Minister Coveney and urged him to amend the Act to insure that Landlords cannot hike rents like this as a way of avoiding the new caps. “I feared this might happen and asked the Minister to ensure that the  Act was worded in such a way  that this couldn’t happen. We cannot allow Landlords to hike rents by 50% at a time when rents have already risen by 60% in some parts of Dublin. This is a two fingered answer to any law that seeks to reign in rents and must be resisted” Smith said.

Deputy Smith has asked any tenants that have received such demands to contact her  so she can raise this directly with the Minister.

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 People Before Profit TD to introduce Bill today to reduce rents to 2011 levels and make it harder for landlords to terminate tenancies

 

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Today in the Dáíl, People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith, will introduce the Housing Emergency in the Public Interest Bill 2016.
The Bill seeks to reduce rents back to 2011 levels and will maintain rents at the level of the Consumer Price Index going forward. The Bill also seeks to reduce the grounds on which a landlord can terminate a tenancy.

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Brid lashes Coveneys’ Bill as an unprecedented attack on the planning process

Brid argues that Coveney’s housing bill represents an attack on the planning process, while pretending to address rent contol. She cites delaying tactics and failure to bring in adequate rent controls currently and historically, as examples of Fianna Fail, as well as Fine Gael, consistently serving the interests of the landlord class and REIT fund holders.

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Bríd argues: Coveney’s housing bill – an attack on the planning process.

Bríd argues in the Dáil today

that Coveney’s housing bill is an attack on the planning process, hidden behind a fake concern for victims of the housing crisis. She cites delaying tactics and failure to bring in adequate rent controls as examples of Fianna Fail, as well as Fine Gael, consistently serving the interests of the landlord class and REIT fund holders.

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Brid speaks on rent controls in the Dail

Brid addresses the need for rent controls in forthcoming legislation on housing

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Brid Smith TD champions tenants over developers in the Dail

Brid challenges the Dail on why developers are favoured overed tenants in amending the Courts Bill 2016

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