Category: Right2Housing

Right to Housing Bill 2017 support demo at the Dáil.

Bríd speaking at a Right to Housing protest outside the Dáil, to highlight the Bill that she and Richard Boyd Barrett will propose.

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HOUSING AS A HUMAN RIGHT – we need this in the Consititution

81 countries round the world have the right to housing written into their consititution. So why shouldn’t we? Richard Boyd Barrett and I introduced a Bill today to get just that. We want a referendum on an amendment to the constitution, guaranteeing

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Is tithe atá ag teastáil…

The housing debate is not about bedsits, whatever language you use. Its much bigger than that. The government must declare a housing emergency and abandon the fantasy that the private market can solve the housing and homelessness crisis. People Before

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“More oversight of Voluntary housing bodies needed” say TD.

Voluntary sector rent charges higher than many local authorities claims Brid Smith TD.Tenants face 1000 euro per year difference between local authority and voluntary housing rents” People Before Profit TD Brid Smith has said that the rent charged by some

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Bríd speaks in Dáil on housing and rent controls

Cluid have raised people’s rents with little control or regulation from the Govt. We need to be able to control what agency’s do when using public money and of course we need a lot more public housing in the first

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Brid Smith TD queries unfair rent hikes by housing associations. Dáil 13.7.17

I queried the very unfair method used by housing associations, specifically Cluid Housing, for setting rents. Some have rent rises up to 38%. The associations receive hefty state funding, so the government needs urgently to sort this out

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Brid Smith TD in Dail on housing crisis and failed government policies

WHAT SORT OF SOCIETY ARE WE LIVING IN? The robber bankers walk free, two hundred thousand empty properties while homeless children sleep in the park. Meantime our government and the media focus on the beauty contest between two failed ministers.

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FF refused to support Anti-Eviction Bill – Shame on them.

Brid was on Vincent Brown, with Jim Callaghan, FF TD, discussing housing. To their great shame, FF refused to support the Anti Eviction Bill put to the Dáil before Xmas ’16. Yet they want us to believe they have changed

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Coveney’s response to exploitative landlords – woefully inadequate

PBP TD slams Coveney for totally disgraceful and inadequate response to serious breaches of overcrowding and conditions in rental properties by landlords Housing minister and Taosieach candidate effectively shrugs his shoulders at serious exploitation People Before Profit TD, Bríd Smith,

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Bríd challenges Minister Coveney on Housing Standards

Brid asked Minister Simon Coveney if he is going to bring in any legislation to deal with scandalous exploitation of homeless people and vulnerable tenants. Coveney is the Minister responsible for housing and potentially the next Taoiseach. His response was

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