In the Dáil.
The government has been defeated as an anti-eviction bill sponsored by People Before Profit preventing landlords from evicting people into homelessness has passed 46-39 and will now go to the committee stage.
Fine Gael voted against the bill while Fianna Fáil abstained.
The Solidarity-People Before Profit bill would:
– Abolish the sale of a property as a ground for ending a tenancy.
– Require landlords terminating a tenancy to allow for a family member live in the property instead to pay six months’ rent to the tenant.
– Abolish ‘refurbishment’ or ‘renovation’ as grounds for terminating a tenancy.
Last year the bill didn’t pass after the Dáil vote was 51-51 and Ceann Comhairle Fianna Fáil’s Seán Ó Fearghaíl used his casting vote to vote against it.
— Homeless & Housing Coalition (@_HousingCrisis) December 13, 2018
There you go now.