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Council Chief Executive should apologise for his bizarre & hurtful remarks – Ó Broin

17 February, 2019 - by Eoin Ó Broin TD


Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has called on Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan to apologise for his “bizarre and hurtful remarks” published in today’s Sunday Business Post. 

Deputy Ó Broin said:

“The comments from Owen Keegan in today’s Sunday Business Post are bizarre and hurtful. Families are not in emergency accommodation because it is ‘attractive’. They are homeless because of a lack of social and affordable homes.

“The suggestion that good quality emergency accommodation is ‘attractive’ and encouraging people into homelessness or making them reluctant to move on to permanent housing is deeply insulting to the hundreds of parents whose families have been made homeless. 

“Decades of underinvestment in public housing coupled with the anaemic social housing targets in Rebuilding Ireland is the cause of homelessness. 

“Owen Keegan should apologise for his deeply insensitive remarks and focus on the important job of delivering the homes that so many people so desperately need.” 

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