Tag: homelessness

Homeless family charged by the DPP for their misery.

Housing is a human right – a point made by a UN spokesperson on housing Leilani Farha, as well as by People Before Profit. Against that background, Brid told a harrowing story of homelessness in the Dáil today.

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Late Debate, RTE radio 1, 23.1.18. Bríd speaks on the Housing Crisis

I was on the late debate on RTE radio on Tues, with John Paul Phelan FG, James Lawless FF and Joan Burton, Labour, for my sins. The audio clip below is about the housing crisis- the great disgrace of all

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Brid Smith TD reiterates the need to CALL A HOUSING EMERGENCY IN Dáil 7.12.17

8 deaths on the streets since August. We are shamed by the plight of the homeless, and the Minister still refuses to CALL A HOUSING EMERGENCY that could unleash measures to tackle it. No delay in bailing out banks, or

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Brid Smith TD on Sean O Rourke radio programme 17.11.17

This short audio clip is in reference to the recent denegration of homeless people and those voluntary groups who try to help them, by the State agency involved in homelessness

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Brid Smith TD observations on homelessness 16.11.17

This brief video 16.11.17 deals with homeless in light of recent government statements on the issue

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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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Bríd and Mick Barry TD on Morning Ireland, 18.9.17

Bríd and Mick Barry (Solidarity) were on Morning Ireland on RTE radio this morning; here’s brief clips on 3 things: 1 Our housing Bill – we want the RIGHT TO A HOME IN THE CONSITUTION. 2 On the promised Referendum

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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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