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.

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