Bríd speaks to the SF motion noting that not only is there not enough refuges, or places in them, for women fleeing violence in their own home, but into the bargain, homeless services don’t recognise domestic violence as a reason for becoming homeless!
Brid was prevented by ‘procedures’ rules from setting down her amendment to the Residential Tenancies Board, but spoke to the Dáil about the disgraceful treatment of Travellers in relation to accommodation needs
The radio programme is live-streamed, so visual quality is imperfect. Here are clips of Brid discussing the new report on children involved in crime, discussion of refugees and of the ex FG TD (2 Jobs) Dara Murphy.
The march by thousands of people through Dublin today (5.11.19) was a moving and powerful experience. Lets hope this is the start of a movement that will punish the landlord parties and see in real housing reform.
A mother and daughter are evicted May 2018 by Havell Vulture Fund, from their home in Crumlin. Oct 2019 the property is still vacant. What sort of society is it that tolerates this. What sort of government facilitates it?
May 2019 and homelessness at record levels – we are spending 10 Million Euros protecting this vile man
A Bill which sought to ban evictions on the basis of the landlords intention to sell or renovate was proposed by Solidarity/People Before Profit and addressed in the Dáil 12.12.18 by Bríd.
Bríd addresses a local rally at the disused Players Wills factory on SCR. The rally was to highlight the failure of NAMA to deliver this site for public and affordable housing, instead of developer’s profits. It was also to publicise the National Homeless and Housing Coalition march planned for Dec 1st.
“Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith called on TDs who are landlords to abstain from voting on her group’s private members motion, due to be put before the Dáil this afternoon, calling for “emergency measures to address the worsening housing and homeless crisis.She said there was a “conflict of interest” which was “immoral.Deputy Smith said that at least 30 TDs are landlords and benefit from the subsidies which she said would grow to €1 billion next year.She called on the Taoiseach to instruct deputies who are landlords not to vote in the motion because they would compromise themselves, and the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil parties.”