This afternoon.

Buswells Hotel Dublin 2.

The launch of the Raise the Roof Rally, which sees sees trade unions, political parties, students’ unions, housing agencies and community and campaign groups joining forces to demand “radical new action on the housing crisis” and support for a rally outside Leinster House on Wednesday October 3

Top pic from left: Michelle Byrne, VP for Campaigns, Union of Students of Ireland, Fr Peter McVerry, Sheila Nunan, President of the Congress of Trade Unions;  Orla O’Connor Director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) and Aisling Bruen of the National Homeless & Housing Coalition.

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15 thoughts on “All Rise

      1. gerald_g

        Baz is right
        These people have been around for years and lets face it nothing done but saying that they are all out making career moves on the back of this
        Ever wonder why homelessness is not solved
        Government statistics state in April 2015 that it costs the state €32000.00 per homeless person
        So why solve it its a massive industry for those involved

        1. BobbyJ

          I’m pretty sure that USI, ICTU & NWCI don’t need to make career moves on the back of this.

          & yes, I do often wonder why homelessness is not solved and why we have a complete sh*tshow when it comes to housing in Ireland. I think a large part of it is due to the fact that we view housing as a commodity and we gear our economy to buying and selling houses to each other.

          Build social housing & allow people from all walks of life access to same. We did it before, we can do it again.

  1. Dhaughton99

    Just wondering if any of the colleges let the homeless in to the facilities to allow them a shower and a shave? Maybe students could request to allow it.

  2. diddy

    Some well intentioned skins here… But this ‘housing is a right’ refrain from mcvery is very naive altogether. Concrete costed demand please

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