Tag: housing

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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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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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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