Myself & @bridsmithTD just signed voting sheet after our emergency housing motion in #dail was passed 83-43. big victory for 12,000 people who joined the #RaisetheRoof #HomesforAll protest- piles pressure on FG/FF to deliver money & radical change to housing policy in #budget19
— Richard Boyd Barrett (@RBoydBarrett) October 4, 2018
In the Dáil.
The People Before Profit/Solidarity’s motion passed 83 to 43 with one abstention.
The motion called for
A declaration of a housing and homeless emergency.
A dramatic increase in the capital spending on housing to €2.3bn in budget 2019.
End evictions into homelessness.
More aggressive measures to bring empty properties and unused building land into use for housing.
Real rent controls to achieve affordable rents.
Increase the proportion of public and affordable housing in private developments.
There you go now.
This is how the TDs voted 83-43 today to support the declaration of a #housingemergency (no abstention according to Dail record)
Both ex-FGer Peter Fitzpatrick and Indie Michael Harty voted against govt.
Govt now dependent on Michael Lowry. pic.twitter.com/iQicBGlGXj
— NAMAwinelake (@namawinelake) October 4, 2018
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