A great little video of an occupation of Glebe house in Crumlin last Saturday. It went up on Facebook as a series of ‘live’ posts, but they’ve been strung together here.
Tag: Housing Crisis
A great little video of an occupation of Glebe house in Crumlin last Saturday. It went up on Facebook as a series of ‘live’ posts, but they’ve been strung together here – you might be interested. And don’f forget – 12.30, this Wed, Oct 3rd outside Dáil #Raiseth Roo
Brid was on the Sean O Rourke radio show 21.9.18, debating on a number of topics: Corporation Tax, the recent Garda report, and the occupations around Dublin and beyond in protest at the housing crisis
LAND HOARDING IN A HOUSING CRISIS IS DISGUSTING…. and two leading Fine Gaelers – the Bruton boys, are land hoarders. I eventually got to make this point on the Sean O Rourke programme yesterday
Bríd speaking at a Right to Housing protest outside the Dáil, to highlight the Bill that she and Richard Boyd Barrett will propose.
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 Profit will put a bill to the Dail on first day of its return – the Bill proposes to amend the constitution to insert the Right to secure, affordable housing ahead of the right to private property
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 voluntary housing agencies was out of synch with that charged by local authorities and needed firmer Government regulation. The deputy claimed that tenants cannot appeal rent rises by their voluntary agency to the RTB and effectively there was no control or oversight over these agencies.Read more »
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. And none of them will support progressive legislation to address 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 now more than ever – its the only thing that will make them listen!
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 solution – it is the problem.