Above from left: Eoin Ó Broin with Lynn Boylan MEP and Pearse Doherty

This afternoon.

Outside Government Buildings, Dublin 2

Sinn Féin TDs Eoin Ó Broin and Pearse Doherty and MEP Lynn Boylan urge citizens to raise the roof unveils a mobile billboard to advertise this Saturday’s housing rally organised by Raise The Roof, a coalition of trade unions, civil society organisations and political parties.

Raise it figuratively now mind, eh?


Raise The Roof

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

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27 thoughts on “Arise Now

  1. Rob_G

    Not sure what MEPs’ competences are in this area(?)

    Whereas the SF-controlled housing committee on Dublin City Council, on the other hand…

    1. dhaughton99

      On Tuesday, the council put shutters on the house 3 doors down because the old man who lived there had to go into a home. This morning, the local Sinn Fein candidate and his lackeys were out at the front of the house with their posters getting themselves a nice photo op.

  2. MaryLou's ArmaLite

    Raise the Roof, wasn’t that the name of the SF/IRA bombing campaign of the 80’s?

  3. eoin

    Fair play Lynn. Stopping FG getting back to Europe will stop the madness of them signing us up to 2% of GDP spent on defence, and to quote them in their own words ” Supporting the emerging EU Defence Union; Redefining neutrality; Developing a National Security Council; Creating a Central Intelligence Unit; Spending more on defence both current and capital; Developing Ireland’s defence industry”

    That extra €6bn, the difference between the €900m we currently spend on defence and 2% of our GDP, a year could be put into housing.

    Also well done Lynn and her colleagues for putting a brake on the designs of vultures and for trying to claw back some of their powers. And finally, if Lynn has her way, there will be more plurality in Irish media so the housing crisis isn’t brushed under the carpet.

    1. Andrew

      If we are part of the EU, why do you think we should be exempt from contributing to its defence budget?

      1. italia'90

        Who do you think we’ll invade first?
        Saudi Arabia?

        Defence budget / War budget
        Tomato / Tomatoe
        Potato / Potatoe

        1. Rob_G

          If there isn’t any sort of EU defence policy, who will defend us if Lynn Boylan’s pal Putin decides to invade yet another country in Europe?

          1. Rob_G

            Unless some EU nation’s soldiers are actually on the ground in an illegal invasion of Venezuela, I’m not sure how well this analogy works…

          2. italia'90

            Ukraine – CIA – Venazuela…
            Poroshenko – CIA – Guaidog…
            And the EU supports these coups.
            Do I have to draw a picture or can you work it out on your own now?
            Anyway, I don’t have time to explain.
            I have to check for all those reds under me bed.
            Dasvidaniya Роберт.

          3. Rob_G

            The EU’s role in these coups went as far as releasing a few statements; Russian soldiers actually invaded Ukraine, so no, your analogies still aren’t ringing true.

  4. Andrew

    Eoin O’Broín bears a striking resemblance to Heinrich Himmler. Him and Pearse are also getting more jowelly by the day. The fine dining no doubt.
    I though Sinn Feín were anti-EU?
    With regard to housing, do they propose to build, on a large scale, public housing? Do they plan to increase property tax?

    1. johnny

      -100,000 teach sóisialta agus tithe phraghas réasúnta a thógáil sna 14 bliain atá romhainn.
      -20% thithíocht shóisialta agus tithe phraghas réasúnta i gach forbairt nua.
      -Srian a choinneáil ar an ráta is féidir le bainc a ghearradh thar an mbonn le haghaidh úis mhorgáiste
      -Deireadh a chur le cáin mhaoine áitiúil.
      -Cinnteacht cíosa a sholáthar.
      -Scrúdú a dhéanamh in athuair ar an gcleachtas caidhpeáil a dhéanamh ar fhóirdheontais chíosa comhuaineach le rialúcháin chíosa a thabhairt isteach.
      -€30 milliún sa bhreis chun tithíocht ar bhonn éigeandála a sholáthar do dhaoine gan dideán i 2016

      (SF Housing Policy)

      1. Rob_G

        Tá dea-chuma ar a leithhead sin, a Jhohnny – it’s also in marked contrast to their current policies of cutting their own funding for providing social housing in areas where they could, right now, be providing it if they saw fit.

    2. MaryLou's ArmaLite

      They are anti-EU, but they know full well they haven’t a hope running with that agenda.

  5. Brother Barnabas

    would it be wrong to vote for lynn boylan just because she’s kind of hot ?

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