Tag: housing

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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Brid Smith TD on Sean O Rouke radio 13.10.17. clip 1

One of several clips from the show – this one deals with housing

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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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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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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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