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Government failure to meet homeless deadline ‘disappointing, but not surprising’ – Ó Broin

22 June, 2017 - by Eoin Ó Broin TD


Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has said he is “disappointed, but not surprised” that the government failed to meet its own deadline to end the use of emergency hotel accommodation for homeless families. 

Deputy Ó Broin said: 

“Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed today what Sinn Féin has being saying for months, that the government will not meet its deadline to ensure that all homeless families would be out of hotel accommodation by the first of July.

“Sinn Féin is on the record stating that the former Minister for Housing Simon Coveney had not been forthcoming with any updates on how he planned to reach his target. When we discovered that family hubs were being introduced, it became clear that the government knew that it would not meet its deadline. 

“Not enough is being done in order to bring enough social housing on-stream. Central government needs to provide enough funding to buy, refurbish, and build more houses.” 

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