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TDs voting against legislation to safeguard against evictions "complicit in banks’ actions" - Kathleen Funchion TD

19 December, 2018 - by Kathleen Funchion TD


Sinn Féin TD for Calow-Kilkenny Kathleen Funchion raised the issue of forced evictions in light of the recent case in Roscommon.

The Carlow/Kilkenny TD said that deputies who sit on their hands whether by abstaining to vote, or by voting against legislation that aims to safeguard against evictions are complicit in banks’ actions.

Speaking this evening under Topical Issues, Deputy Funchion said;

“The appalling behaviour by both the private security company and bank in the recent Roscommon eviction was reprehensible and can not be validated by any type of reasoning.

“Banks should remember that it was the taxpayer who bailed them out during the State’s financial crisis. They must be held accountable for their actions.

“They can’t be allowed to simply wash their hands of any responsibility. Forced evictions are on the rise, families are being met with bullying behaviour by banks.

“Last week Fianna Fail abstained when it came to voting on the Anti Eviction Bill, a Bill which made proposals to safeguard against eviction.  Fine Gael voted against it.

“This speaks volumes and tells us exactly where both parties stand; not on the side of regular citizens."

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