Tag: Housing Crisis

‘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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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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Brid Smith TD challenges Minister Coveney on the housing crisis

RENT CONTROLS, HAPS, THEY’RE NOT WORKING MINISTER! Brid tackled Coveney today about his ‘solutions’ to the housing crisis. He refuses to accept that HAPS isn’t working – that his ‘Pressure Zones’ to control rents, aren’t working. We need People Power

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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

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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 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

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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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People Before Profit to table amendments to Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Bill Coveney’s plan doesn’t go nearly far enough

  People Before Profit will table amendments to the Planning Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Bill today in the Dáil in reaction to Simon Coveney’s rental strategy announcement. The plans for a 4% annual cap on rental increases for private

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Press Statement- Bríd Smith TD calling Michael Noonan to halt NAMA sale

Press Statement- Bríd Smith TD 26/04/2016 People Before Profit calls on Minister Noonan to halt NAMA sale.

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