Ireland needs secure affordable housing, security of tenure for renters and a more ambitious public housing programme.

Housing in An Ireland That Works.

An Ireland That Works for All means secure and affordable housing, security of tenure for renters and a more ambitious public housing programme.

Home ownership should be a legitimate aspiration for people, but too many are locked out. Years of prosperity have been wasted by successive governments on tackling the issue of our time.

Labour would take action to end the overreliance on private investors in the market and take a State-led approach to building more affordable homes, dealing with the rent crisis and tackling homelessness.

Labour will build, and we will build back fairer. We would allocate an additional €1.45 billion in capital to the delivery of housing. We will protect renters and end speculative land hoarding.

We would double State delivery of cost rental and affordable housing, increase income limits for social housing eligibility to €40,000 per person and move towards doubling state investment in direct social build while revising HAP limits in the interim. We would also provide an initial €500 million fund for Construction Defects to address an initial 20,000 households.

Labour believes everyone has a right to housing and we fully support a referendum on housing in this country to ensure Ireland takes a fairer approach to putting a roof over everyone’s head.

Renters' Rights

We need to ensure renting becomes a long-term, viable and sustainable option for people in Ireland which is what Labour’s Renters’ Rights Bill seeks to do. 

Social and affordable housing

Social and Affordable Housing

Housing for All still doesn’t deliver enough State-led social and affordable housing. Labour wants to build 20,000 homes per year to address existing need and unmet demand.

Housing Supports for Women Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Labour would ensure that victims of domestic abuse are given access to accommodation and housing supports – regardless of their tenure status or home ownership status – in situations where the abuser is a joint tenant or co-owner of the property, until such a time as the victim’s tenancy or ownership is resolved.

Affordable Student Accommodation

For too long, students have been viewed as cash cows for property investors. Labour want to protect purpose-built student accommodation and ensure it is not converted into tourist accommodation.

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