Up to 32 vulnerable families living in 2 apartment blocks in Inchicore, are threatened with eviction. The landlord says he wants to refurbish, but no alternative accommodation for the tenants, while this is going on, have been offered. And this is what the landlord class can do – disregard basic human decency. I put the case to Simon Coveney today

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“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.”


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