From top: Acting Environment Minister Alan Kelly and from his speech at the Custom House this morning
At a homeless and housing forum in Custom House in Dublin this morning.
Acting Environment Minister Alan Kelly tells those present that his efforts to find a solution to the housing problem were blocked by Article 43 the Constitution. to wit:
The State acknowledges that man, in virtue of his rational being, has the natural right, antecedent to positive law, to the private ownership of external goods.
The State accordingly guarantees to pass no law attempting to abolish the right of private ownership or the general right to transfer, bequeath, and inherit property.
The State recognises, however, that the exercise of the rights mentioned in the foregoing provisions of this Article ought, in civil society, to be regulated by the principles of social justice.
More as we get it.
last night, outside the GPO on O’Connell Street.
Darragh Doyle tweetz:
Dublin tonight. 2 queues outside the GPO. One for a play. The other for food and help for the homeless.
‘Get back over to the North Side’ guard tells guy he assumes is homeless just now. So segregation is official police policy? #guards
— Siobhán O’ Donoghue (@siobhwithafada) March 30, 2016