At the College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin this morning were from top: Dessie Ellis TD, Sinn Féin housing spokesman; Mary Lou McDonald, South Dublin County Councillor Eoin O Broin; Mary Lou McDonald
“Sinn Féin in government will deliver 100,000 new homes, will deliver security and certainty for tenants, will support home owners and buyers.
The housing crisis can and must be tackled, there is no short cut. The answer is obvious simple we need to start building houses again. We need rent control and we need to ensure quality building standards. We need to stop the profiteering of banks at the cost of mortgage holders.
All of this is possible, the resources are available, but it requires the political will. Sinn Féin has led out a plan to tackle the issue. Sinn Féin in government will deliver that plan.”
Sinn Féin Deputy President Mary Lou McDonald this morning.
Under the plan 36,500 “social and affordable homes” would be built before 2021.
Sinn Féin also promises to abolish the local property tax and introduce “rent certainty by linking rent increases to inflation”.