Two Sinn Féin TDs for Cork North Central will fight for a real solution to the housing crisis - Cllr Thomas Gould
Sinn Féin General Election candidate for Cork North Central has called for the ordinary people of the constituency to “throw their full support behind Sinn Féin” and vowed that the party would deliver a real solution to the housing crisis impacting the Cork City.
Cllr Gould was speaking at the launch of Sinn Féin General Election campaign in Cork North Central in the Commons Inn earlier tonight.
“Sinn Féin believes that every citizen has a right to a home. Central to our mission is meeting the housing crisis head on. We will do that with a major social housing build programme. A Sinn Féin led government would build over 36,000 social houses over the next 5 years.
"Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil have tried to privatise social housing. How do they expect people and families to get a start in life, to raise their children, to have a home? I come from a flat above a shop in Churchfield and my family moved to Knocknaheeny over forty years ago. If my parents did not have that opportunity, might not be here today fighting for the right to social housing.
"I cannot stress how much I understand the importance of social housing. There difference between us in Sinn Féin and those in establishment parties is that we understand the crucial need for housing. How can the current government parties possibly fix the housing crisis when they don't even appreciate the scale and importance of it?
“However, social housing alone won’t resolve the housing crisis. We have a comprehensive and costed plan that will implement real rent controls and supports for families in mortgage distress. Every citizen should be entitled to rent or purchase a property at an affordable price.
“I am constantly dealing with families who are on the verge of becoming homeless and those who are actually homeless. Every week more and more people and families are becoming homeless. The government has failed miserably to address the scourge of the housing crisis.
“It is time for the people of Cork North Central to throw their full support behind Sinn Fein”
“Our goal is to elect a Sinn Féin led government that will deliver a real solution to the crisis. The possibility of that vision becoming a reality will be greatly strengthened by electing to two TDs for Cork North Central.
“Sinn Féin has a progressive vision for Cork and for Ireland. A Sinn Féin led government would deliver a better and fairer society for the people of Cork North Central.”