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How can Government stand over lifting the eviction ban?

Record breaking number of people living in homelessness Labour leader and housing spokesperson Ivana Bacik has demanded a reintroduction of the eviction ban following the release today of figures showing that a shocking and record breaking number – 12,259 people – are now living in homelessness. Deputy Bacik said: “Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the…

Ivana Bacik TD
26 May 2023

Housing crisis having huge impact on rise in domestic violence cases

Labour justice spokesperson Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said today (Friday 9th December) the housing crisis is having a huge impact on people trying to escape domestic violence situations. Commenting on the 9% increase in reported incidents of domestic abuse to Gardaí in 2022, Deputy Ó Ríordáin said: “It is encouraging that more people have the…

09 December 2022

Third highest levels of homelessness in a row

Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said local authorities must be empowered by government to protect anyone else from falling into homelessness this winter. With homelessness up 29.5%, Senator Moynihan said it’s time for government to take radical action to deal with the housing disaster. Senator Moynihan said: “It’s a national disgrace that almost 11,000 people…

Senator Rebecca Moynihan
28 October 2022

Lack of clarity on renters tax credit remains

Taoiseach unable to answer questions regarding licensees Raising the operation of the renters tax credit with An Taoiseach today, Labour Leader Ivana Bacik called for clarity as to who qualifies for the benefit. Deputy Bacik said people who have renting on the basis of a licence rather than a standard tenancy are none the wiser…

12 October 2022

Delivery of 578 homes in St. Michael’s Estate will be transformative for people in Inchicore-Kilmainham area, says Labour Councillor

The delivery of 578 public homes in St. Michael’s Estate will be transformative for people in Dublin 8, said Labour Councillor Darragh Moriarty. Welcoming the formal lodging of planning for the regeneration of St. Michael’s Estate, Cllr Moriarty said projects like St. Michael’s will be vital in giving people an opportunity to live in their…

06 October 2022

Government must protect social housing providers from interest rate hikes

Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said building homes cannot be a casualty of rising interest rates. With Housing for All failing to hit any of its markers, Senator Moynihan said government must take serious measures to build homes this year. Senator Moynihan said: “Government must insulate social housing providers from interest rate hikes. With the…

Senator Rebecca Moynihan
03 October 2022

Budget must address escalating student accommodation crisis

Labour spokesperson on Further and Higher Education, Senator Annie Hoey has today (Monday 5th September) said that the escalating student accommodation crisis and the soaring cost-of-living for students must be addressed in Budget 2023. Speaking following the publication of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) pre-budget submission, Senator Hoey said: “The student accommodation crisis…

Senator Annie Hoey image
06 September 2022

Record homelessness stats show Housing for All is failing

       Eviction ban must be introduced immediately        Local authorities need power to protect people at risk Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has said that new record levels of homelessness announced today (Friday, 26th August) clearly demonstrate that the Government’s Housing for All plan is rapidly failing fast. With now 10,568…

Senator Rebecca Moynihan
26 August 2022

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