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Fianna Fáil must publish their housing budget priorities - Eoin Ó Broin TD

12 September, 2019 - by Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has called on Fianna Fáil to be upfront with the electorate and outline what their housing budget priorities will be for 2020. 

Fianna Fáil has failed to put forward any credible costed housing proposals ahead of any of the confidence and supply budgets.

Deputy Ó Broin said:

“As the budget negotiations between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael begin, the Fianna Fáil spokesperson Darragh O’ Brien must outline what Fianna Fáil’s housing proposals are and how much they would cost.

“There are a lot of vague utterances on Housing coming from Darragh O’Brien but nothing costed, and nothing published.

“We need to see what Fianna Fail deems to be an acceptable spend on Housing for 2020 and what these spending priorities should be.

“According to media reports their 'proposals' include 'an affordable rent scheme on State land'.

“That is already happening in Dublin. How much would Fianna Fáil like to see invested in the roll out of affordable cost rental in 2020?

"How many additional social homes would they like to delivered?

"What additional measures would they like to see introduced for renters?

“All questions Fianna Fáil has failed to answer in the past. 

"They were happy to support the demands of the Raise the Roof motion last year when the public pressure was on.

“Will they follow through on this support during budget negotiations with Fine Gael or is it just more rhetoric?

“Will they push for a doubled of capital investment in public housing to meet social and affordable housing need?

“Fianna Fáil need to publish costed proposals and stop hiding behind confidence and supply while criticising others who have actually produced costed solutions.”

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