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Sinn Féin seeks cross party solidarity for Lynam’s Hotel residents

24 July, 2016 - by Daithí Doolan


Sinn Féin is calling for all parties and independents to support tomorrow's solidarity protest at Lynam's Hotel.

Speaking ahead of the protest Councillor Daithí Doolan, Chairperson of Dublin City Councils housing committee said;

"This is a time for solidarity and action. We will be showing solidarity with the families left in Lynam's Hotel. It is unacceptable that families are being forced to leave and seek emergency accommodation elsewhere. I have written to all political parties and independents on Dublin City Council asking that they support tomorrow's action. 

"We are calling on the Department of Housing and NAMA to work with Dublin City Council to ensure the new buyer remains an agent for the city council and continues to provide emergency accommodation to Dublin’s homeless families.

”The government claims that housing is a priority for them. Here is an opportunity to prove it. A phone call from Minister Coveney to NAMA could solve this current crisis.

“Families who are already traumatised by homelessness must be provided for and protected from any further upset. I firmly believe that if all political parties work together we can bring a solution to his awful situation.”

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