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Ó Broin to launch book on Housing Crisis

7 May, 2019 - by Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin TD and Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin will launch his book HOME: Why Public Housing is the Answer tomorrow evening in Dublin City Centre. HOME sets out a radically different vision to what a functional housing system could look like by prioritising housing as a right and not a commodity.

Speaking today ahead of the launch, Deputy Ó Broin said:

“The problem with the provision of good quality, affordable housing in this State go deeper than the current failing policy of Fine Gael and Rebuilding Ireland.

“Since the 1980s, successive governments have pulled back from delivering public housing and left it to the market and the private rented sector to fill the gap.

“We are now living through the consequences of these polices. Social Housing waiting lists are climbing, the private rented sector remains dysfunctional and there is a generation of working people who cannot afford to buy a home in the city that they work in.

HOME sets out a different vision. It the political will existed affordable, secure homes to rent and to buy could be delivered, the private rented sector could be reformed, and housing inequalities would be tackled.” 

Note: HOME: Why Public Housing is the Answer is being launched at 6pm tomorrow Wednesday in the Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin.

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