Do nothing Dáil votes to do nothing on housing- O’Sullivan
Labour Housing spokesperson, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has said the failure of the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil majority to pass anything at all in response to this week’s Private Members’ motion on the housing crisis is another example of the ‘do-nothing Dáil’ in action.
Deputy O’Sullivan said:
“I am disappointed but frankly not surprised that every single amendment to the housing motion was voted down by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil today. And then they voted down the motion itself!
“It seems these two parties know what they will vote against in the Dáil, but cannot agree to support anything – even in the face of desperate housing need.
“The Labour Party amendment included a number of important and practical steps to tackle the crisis.
“These included a major programme of law reform to bring down the price of building land, to make home ownership a realistic goal for many, and introducing a new and affordable housing scheme.
“The purpose of this debate was the housing emergency and yet this do-nothing Dáil failed to pass a single measure, making a farce of so-called ‘new politics’.
“The housing crisis is one of the biggest issues facing our country today and should not be used as a political football by Government parties.”