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Fine Gael & Fianna Fáil vote against Dáil against motion calling for declaration of a housing emergency - Eoin Ó Broin TD

26 October, 2017 - by Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin has criticised Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for voting against a motion brought forward by Deputy Seamus Healy calling on the government to declare a Housing emergency.

Deputy Ó Broin said:

“Yet again Fianna Fáil has been caught saying one thing and doing another. Despite all Micheál Martin’s rhetoric about the need to build more houses, at every opportunity Fianna Fáil vote down or abstain on votes that would push the government to take action.

“Fine Gael, despite giving the appearance that they are open to constructive proposals to deal with the Housing crisis, the reality is Minister Murphy is continuing down the well-worn path of his predecessor, re-announcements of policy and photo calls.

“The government yet again is not treating the Housing crisis with the urgency it deserves and Fianna Fáil is happy to acquiesce.”

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