Govt cost rental targets must be increased

Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said the report published by the Parliamentary Budget Office proves its time for the Minister to act and amend the cost rental targets in the Housing for All plan. Senator Moynihan said: “It’s time for Minister O’Brien to step up and take account of the reality of the housing market….

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Urgent need to review HAP limits

Responding to the Social Justice Ireland report published this morning, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said it is beyond time that the HAP limits are reviewed and revised to acknowledge the current reality of the housing market. Senator Moynihan said: “The Social Justice Ireland report points again to huge failings in government policy. Renters are…

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Incredible that resources for Dublin still being examined – Housing for all falling down

Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said government’s ‘Housing for All’ plan seems to be drifting further and further out of reach with the announcement of 200 jobs in local authorities throughout the country, with none approved to date in Dublin. Senator Moynihan said there are serious questions as to how these structures were not in…

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Government must rethink shared equity scheme

Responding to the Central Bank’s comments on the Shared Equity Scheme, Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said the decision to pursue this scheme shows a lack of understanding of basic economics. Rather than addressing the affordability crisis at the heart of the housing crisis, this scheme will continue to inflate house prices. Senator Moynihan said:…

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