Sinn Féin - On Your Side

Hansfield housing queues a graphic and disgusting manifestation of the housing crisis – Donnelly

11 April, 2018 - by Paul Donnelly


Dublin West Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Donnelly has said scenes of house hunters queueing outside a new development in Hansfield as a graphic and disgusting manifestation of the housing crisis.

Councillor Donnelly called on the developer or the estate agent to start taking deposits now or to give our numbered token in order to ensure that house hunters are not forced to sit and queue in the cold.

Speaking today, Councillor Donnelly said;

“This is about releasing homes slowly, creating a false image that we're running out of land and panicking people into queuing up and buying these houses.

“And, more often than not, the second batch is more expensive than the first ensuring that those looking to buy are desperate to get in as early as possible.

“It is a graphic and disgusting manifestation of the housing crisis.  There's nothing stopping the developer or the estate agency from taking deposits now or giving out numbered tokens to ensure that these house hunters are not forced to sit and queue in the cold.

“The housing situation in this state is at crisis point across the board.  Minister Murphy is on borrowed time.  The situation has got worse since he took over.

“My colleague, Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin, has already made it clear that we may have to consider tabling a motion of no confidence in him if things don’t get better in the coming months.” 

Connect with Sinn Féin