FF hypocrisy on land hoarding unbelievable

13 October 2017

Labour spokesperson on Community Affairs and General Election candidate in Dublin North West, Cllr Andrew Montague has described Fianna Fáil’s hypocrisy on land hoarding as ‘unbelievable’ following their abstention in 2016 on Labour’s bill to implement the Kenny Report and bring forward the vacant site levy by a year to 2018, and their own recent proposals of tax cuts for developers.

Cllr Montague said:

“It is being reported that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin will today propose sanctions for developers who hoard land.

“The hypocrisy of this is unbelievable when you consider that Fianna Fáil abstained on proposals put forward by the Labour Party in December 2016 that would have brought forward the Vacant Site Levy by a year to 2018, and implemented the Kenny Report on land from 1973.

“The only solutions that Fianna Fáil has put forward is tax cuts for developers.

“Despite an ongoing housing crisis, Budget 2018 had no proposals on an affordable housing scheme to provide homes for sale or rent at prices people can pay.

“Together Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have brought in a Budget without any measures that will help those looking to buy their first home or rent at affordable prices.”

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