Tag: homelessness

‘Sé títhe 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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TD condemns DCC move to strike  6000 off  housing waiting list.

Decision a “shocking bureaucratic manoeuvre that hides scale of crisis” says TD. Brid Smith TD, a former DCC councillor has expressed shock at the move to strike off 6000 people from the DCC housing list. “There may be a host

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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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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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Simon community report on homelessness – when will the government respond?

Brid Smith TD speaking in the Dail today

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Coveney’s housing plan – help rich developers get richer!

With homelessness at record levels all the government plans are about is helping rich developers get richer. Shame on them!

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Brid supports homeless occupation in Bray

 

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GOVERNMENT CAUSING HOMELESS CRISIS BY FAILING TO BUILD SOCIAL HOUSING

The Junior Minister with responsibility for housing, Paudie Coffey has finally admitted that there is an ‘emergency situation’ after a shocking RTE documentary appeared on housing. Brid Smith, from People Before Profit said, ‘This government is speaking a different language

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