‘ A LandLords Government’
Only four percent of people in society is a Landlord – yet 25% of the cabinet are Landlords. Will they support the SOL / PBP Anti Eviction Bill tonight to stop the catastrophe of families beoming homeless ? #Dail #LQS #not1home pic.twitter.com/T2mTF4D9Qk
— Mick Caul (@caulmick) December 12, 2018
” On the North Circular Road there is a building with 16 families living in apartments. Many young children are living there, looking forward to Santa coming, but before Christmas all those families have been issued with notices to quit.
The landlord is not a small accidental landlord but a businessman with multiple properties.
Yesterday, he told the tenants they were great tenants but said the market dictates the rent.
The ground for eviction is the supposed need for substantial refurbishment.
In reality, the tenants and the landlord know – I presume everyone here knows this and has seen it happen time and again – that this is yet another renoviction, something that deserves a word for itself now because it is so widespread, with the need for refurbishment used as a pretext to kick out tenants and hike up rents.
If these tenants are evicted, they will mostly be evicted into homelessness.”
Paul Murphy TD (top) in the Dáil this afternoon.