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Adequate shelter is one of the most basic human needs and is consequently one of the most important human rights.

Sinn Féin's Better For Housing document sets out a series of visionary and principled steps to deal with the housing crisis and plan strategically for the future. Proposals such as a massive social housing build programme for the state, 2030 – Project 100,000, which would increase the social and affordable housing stock and eradicate huge housing lists.

Sinn Féin is promising that, if in government, we will deliver a housing blueprint for this island that makes boom and bust property cycles, housing waiting lists, homelessness and environmentally-unsound housing, things of the past.

View and share the document in PDF Booklet format here.


Sinn Féin priorities in government would include:

  • Build 100,000 new social and affordable homes.
  • Ensure 20% social and affordable housing on all new developments.
  • Introduce legislation to limit the rate that banks can charge  - even a 1% reduction would save mortgage holders an average of €2,000 a year on a €200,000 mortgage. 
  • Abolish the Local Property Tax.
  • Provide rent certainty.
  • Introduce a tenant's rights charter.
  • Alongside the introduction of rent regulation, look at the capping of rent subsidies
  • Make an extra €30 million available for emergency housing in 2016.
  • 100,000 teach sóisialta agus tithe phraghas réasúnta a thógáil sna 14 bliain atá romhainn.
  • 20% thithíocht shóisialta agus tithe phraghas réasúnta i gach forbairt nua.
  • Srian a choinneáil ar an ráta is féidir le bainc a ghearradh thar an mbonn le haghaidh úis mhorgáiste
  • Deireadh a chur le cáin mhaoine áitiúil.
  • Cinnteacht cíosa a sholáthar.
  • Scrúdú a dhéanamh in athuair ar an gcleachtas caidhpeáil a dhéanamh ar  fhóirdheontais chíosa comhuaineach le rialúcháin chíosa a thabhairt isteach.
  • €30 milliún sa bhreis chun tithíocht ar bhonn éigeandála a sholáthar do dhaoine gan dideán i 2016.

Related Policy Documents

View or download Sinn Féin's plan to reform the private rented sector

Reforming the Privated Rental Sector