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Sinn Féin pledge support to Right to Housing campaign - Eoin Ó Broin TD

24 January, 2019 - by Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has stated that his party fully supports the Raise the Roof campaign highlighting the need for a legal right to housing.

Speaking today at the launch of the campaign Deputy Ó Broin said:

“This campaign is hugely important and Raise the Roof is the platform for all those concerned about the crisis to come together and demand a significant change in government housing policy.

“Trade unions, civil society groups, students, NGOs and political parties all coming together on one platform demanding the legal Right to Housing, investment in public housing and action on rising rents and homelessness can be successful.

"This campaign has the potential to be even bigger than Right 2 Water, Marriage Equality and Together for Yes and force government to abandon their failing Rebuilding Ireland plan and implement real solutions to the housing emergency.

“The lack of appropriate, secure affordable housing for huge swathes of our society will continue to be a major social and political issue in 2019.

“We need people to come together, take to the streets, lobby and put pressure on this government to deliver much needed public housing.

“Government  housing policy  has failed hundreds of thousands of people and we need to mobilise to demand real change.”

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