Report reveals most vulnerable children in Ireland are invisible – Government down another grade on children’s rights

A report launched this week reveals the extent to which children’s rights are not being upheld in Ireland and how some of the most vulnerable children are being rendered invisible.  Report Card 2017 was compiled by the Children’s Rights Alliance, an organisation that holds government to account in respect of their own commitments in A Programme for a […]

Businesses Raise €33,000 For Two Charities

Dublin Chamber of Commerce, the organisation which represents businesses in the Dublin region,  announced that it has raised over €33,000 for charity. The proceeds, raised over the past 12 months, will be split between the Chamber’s two chosen charities for 2016 – the Peter McVerry Trust, set up to provide services to homeless people in […]

Seamus Healy TD calls for an end to evictions and formal declaration of a housing emergency

Speech on Planning Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Bill 2016 From Official Dáil Record  07/12/2016 Deputy Seamus Healy: In the short time available to me, I will address in the main the residential tenancy aspects of the Bill. The Bill is a pretence. It purports to give protection to tenants when properties in which there are […]

Banks are making up to 40 children a month homeless – you can help put a stop to this!

Around 20 families each month become homeless just because their buy-to-let landlord has been forced to sell up by their bank. And there are thousands more families at risk*. Families can find themselves evicted from their homes even though they are completely up-to-date with their rent and have years left to run on their tenancy […]

Clúid response to the Housing Action Plan

Following publication of the Governments Housing Action Plan, Simon Brooke, Clúid’s Head of Policy, said this afternoon, “This strategy represents a large step forward.  We particularly welcome: The social housing target of 47,000 new homes by 2021.  As with any plan, particularly one such as this, which involves a large number of stakeholders, the key […]

The Union Of Students In Ireland Welcomes Action Plan For Housing And Homelessness

The Union of Students in Ireland has welcomed the Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness launched today by Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney. USI said the action plan included new steps that will help address and reduce the number of people in homelessness. Among the Action Plan’s goals will be a […]

Rebuilding Ireland – ALONE Welcomes Action Plan For Housing And Homelessness

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed the housing solutions for older people proposed in Rebuilding Ireland, the Government’s Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Housing Simon Coveney today announced their intention to build and buy thousands of houses and units in a […]

Dail Debate: Government Knowingly and Deliberately Causing Homelessness-Seamus Healy TD

Dail Record: Seamus Healy TD: The outgoing Government, knowingly and deliberately, created and caused homelessness. I say this because the State owns Allied Irish Banks, Permanent TSB and the Educational Building Society. The Minister and current caretaker Administration are allowing these financial institutions to evict people from their homes. They can stop such evictions by […]

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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