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.
Housing is a human right – a point made by a UN spokesperson on housing Leilani Farha, as well as by People Before Profit. Against that background, Brid told a harrowing story of homelessness in the Dáil today.
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 the above parties. You might be interested to listen.
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 cutting workers pay to do so. This brief clip cuts our some of the waffle..but the snow is on the way!
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
This brief video 16.11.17 deals with homeless in light of recent government statements on the issue
One of several clips from the show – this one deals with housing
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 the RIGHT TO A HOME. This is our fourth attempt to get a Bill on the housing crisis passed. Before, we wanted (1) anti-eviction legislation,(2) rent controls, (3) NAMA to provide for social housing, not bargains for developers.The government parties shot down these Bills. Lets see if they will shame themselves again, or do the right thing