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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…

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD
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…

Duncan Smith TD
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


Mortgage interest rate cap needed now Responding to reports that the European Central Bank (ECB) will soon hike its lending rates twice by the end of the year, Labour finance spokesperson Ged Nash said the Government has no option but to support Labour’s legislation to cap mortgage interest rates in Ireland. Deputy Nash said: “People…

Ged Nash TD
24 August 2022

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