Tag: homelessness

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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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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