Time for John Halligan to put a vote behind his outbursts – Cullinane
David Cullinane, Sinn Féin TD for Waterford, said today that Junior Minister John Halligan needs to give credibility to his statement that it is now time to legislate to tackle rising rents and back the Sinn Féin Bill on rent certainty.
Deputy Cullinane said:
“It was only last week that Minister Halligan was telling the national media, quote, ‘we have developers and speculators wrecking the f**king country, upping rent, outrageously upping f**king rent’ and that if landlords put up rent, Halligan said, ‘Well, stop them. Bring in legislation to stop them.’
“Well we now have a situation where there is legislation before the House that will do exactly what Minister Halligan so vociferously called for.
“I call on Minister Halligan to back up his words to the media with action. There is a Bill before the house and I hope that Minister Halligan will have the courage of his conviction and vote for the Bill.”