Healy Introduces Emergency Housing Bill 2018

On Thursday last, Deputy Seamus Healy introduced the Housing Emergency Measures in the Pubic Interest Bill (HEMPI) 2018 to Dáil Éireann. This Bill seeks to declare formally the housing and homelessness crisis a national emergency. The Bill provides for the delimiting of the rights of landlords, banks and finance houses, including vulture funds, in order […]

Seamus Healy TD calls for Strike to stop hundreds of evictions of Tipp Families facing Repossession

Seamus Healy TD: Yesterday’s statement by the Taoiseach confirms that this Government will persist with its disastrous housing policy. It is now obvious that a one-day general strike will be necessary to bring this Government to its senses. Listen Live To Seamus’ Dail Speech  https://youtu.be/UKRKNPEeIAA Tipperary homeowner says his ‘back is to wall’ as hundreds […]

Another 100 Tipperary Homes to Be Repossessed? Healy urges Tipp TDs not to support Courts Bill 2016

Government owned banks (AIB, PTSB, and EBS) and other lenders have been seeking repossession of approximately 100 Tipperary homes every month in the past year. A similar number of family homes will be threatened with eviction before Christmas.  In the New Year, this will be augmented by evictions of private tenants if the Courts Bill […]

Healy condemns shocking eviction attempt and compliments Anti Eviction Taskforce

Seamus Healy TD speaking in the Dail about the housing and homelessness crisis has spoken out about an attempted eviction in Clonlara, Co. Clare.  He has called for an investigation into the activities of all security companies involved as several issues have been raised as to the legality of their actions. In his speech (see […]

104 Tipperary Families Before Eviction Courts in July – Clonmel 46, Nenagh 58

by Paddy Healy Seamus Healy TD has repeatedly called for a halt to evictions in the Dáil But despite a recommendation of Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness, the Government Action Plan fails to recommend even a temporary halt to eviction proceedings in court until new debt resolution procedures are in place. As a result […]

Invitation to Urgent Public Meeting On Evictions in Portlaoise on Saturday 25th June

by Ken Smollen Next Saturday 25th June, the ‘Standing Together’ meeting at 1.30 pm in The Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise can see real progress being made in our fight against the bailed out banks and the vulture funds who have engaged in a hidden onslaught on thousands of decent, hardworking citizens in our country and their […]

Healy Questions while Ministers wash their hands of Law Breaking at Attempted Eviction at Corofin

Courtesy of Paddy Healy Reply to Dáil Questions Submitted by Seamus Healy TD QUESTION NO:  132 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan) by Deputy Seamus Healy for WRITTEN ANSWER on 08/06/2016 To ask the Minister for Finance if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a re-possession. FULL QUESTION AS SUBMITTED: […]

Anti-Eviction Campaigners Address Dáil Meeting

Representatives of The Hub- Ireland, a community group working to prevent evictions, and Ken Smollen, the Convenor of a recent conference on the mortgage-arrears crisis, yesterday met with TDs in Leinster House to highlight issues of public interest on this issue which they feel have not yet been brought under proper scrutiny within the public […]

Spinning to Mislead on Repossessions in The Dáil

Analysis by Paddy Healy State Owned Banks, AIB, EBS,PERMANENT TSB, are seeking repossession of homes by court order throughout the country. Seamus Healy TD  recently asked Minister for Finance Michael Noonan in the Dáil to instruct these banks to desist from this. Mr Noonan refused and stated that  “In a very extreme situation, the issue […]

Government Evicts Families – Seamus Healy

Statement by Seamus Healy TD This government is continuing to evict families from their homes. In the Dáil last Thursday, I appealed to Minister Michael Noonan to order the banks he owns to withdraw repossession proceedings in light of the extreme housing emergency which exists. The Minister refused.  This means that the government has given […]

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