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Nothing ‘exciting’ about Fine Gael wanting to bring back the tenement – Ní Riada

22 May, 2019 - by Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has accused Fine Gael of wanting to bring back tenements.

Ms Ní Riada said:

“Minister Eoghan Murphy’s so-called ‘co-living’ model is just a sanitized way of describing the herding of working class people into cramped and congested living space. 

“Instead of focusing on real solutions to the housing crisis, Fine Gael are planning to resurrect the tenement. 

“By describing this as an exciting proposal, the Minister has shown just how patronizing Fine Gael is towards those caught up in the housing crisis. It truly beggars belief. 

“This government’s housing policy is about looking after landlords, developers, banks, and vulture funds. It is not about delivering fair solutions for young renters.

“Instead of proposing ridiculous concepts, the government should focus on the rollout of a cost rental plan. This would represent a real answer for young people who are struggling with exploitative rents and the sky-high costs of insurance and education.” 

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