Housing Crisis, the US General, and the New Goldman Sachs

Just how far has the Labour Party has travelled on the road to worshiping at the neoliberal altar can be seen in Minister Alan Kelly’s housing strategy. Kelly has accepted the general neoliberal law that Governments can’t provide any service, be it health, education or housing, for their citizens without enlisting the expertise, dynamism and efficiency of the Market. Thus, his housing strategy relies completely on both the private rented sector for the bulk of its provision with private speculatively built housing by developers meant to provide the rest. Local Authorities will remain underfunded, and the stock of social housing will remain marginal.

Housing Crisis, the US General, and the New Goldman Sachs

Just how far has the Labour Party has travelled on the road to worshiping at the neoliberal altar can be seen in Minister Alan Kelly’s housing strategy. Kelly has accepted the general neoliberal law that Governments can’t provide any service, be it health, education or housing, for their citizens without enlisting the expertise, dynamism and […]

As crisis worsens NAMA funds luxury homes

With over a hundred thousand households still in need of social housing the real priorities of the Government and state can be seen in the workings of NAMA. In an extraordinary scandal the state agency continues to fund bankrupted developers who specialise in luxury homes for Irelands wealthy. This coincides with a ‘tsunami’ of house repossessions as the housing crisis worsens for ordinary people

As crisis worsens NAMA funds luxury homes

With over a hundred thousand households still in need of social housing the real priorities of the Government and state can be seen in the workings of NAMA. In an extraordinary scandal the state agency continues to fund bankrupted developers who specialise in luxury homes for Irelands wealthy. This coincides with a ‘tsunami’ of house […]

Housing and homelessness crisis escalates

The housing crisis is getting worse by the day.

Housing and homelessness crisis escalates

The housing crisis is getting worse by the day. On Monday 24 August it was reported that about 556 homeless families, including 1,185 children, were in emergency accommodation in Dublin. Focus Ireland estimates that there are up to 5,000 people at any one time who are homeless in Ireland. There has been a housing crisis […]

Fat cats party while the housing crisis escalates

Denis O’ Brien took some time off from launching legal actions to unwind last weekend. O’ Brien took part with his son Jake in a prestigious ‘Father and Son’ golf tournament in Waterville, Co. Kerry alongside fellow billionaires Dermot Desmond and JP McManus.

Fat cats party while the housing crisis escalates

Denis O’ Brien took some time off from launching legal actions to unwind last weekend. O’ Brien took part with his son Jake in a prestigious ‘Father and Son’ golf tournament in Waterville, Co. Kerry alongside fellow billionaires Dermot Desmond and JP McManus. After the golf, they headed off to a lavish ‘Party of the […]

Government and Builders solution to Housing crisis: Lower standards of houses and increase profits!

Alan Kelly , the labour minister for the Environment, has lined up with building bosses in trying to stop local councils implementing higher standards in house building.

Government and Builders solution to Housing crisis: Lower standards of houses and increase profits!

Alan Kelly , the labour minister for the Environment, has lined up with building bosses in trying to stop local councils implementing higher standards in house building. DLR council had adopted the so called “Passive House” standard in house building and wanted to force all new housing projects to conform to this code. The move […]

Homelessness epidemic escalates

John Flanagan, Former Rough Sleeper Team manager and current Substance Misuse Nurse for Dublin Simon Community Detox Unit.

Homelessness epidemic escalates

John Flanagan, Former Rough Sleeper Team manager and current Substance Misuse Nurse for Dublin Simon Community Detox Unit. This Government has yet again failed to deliver to the growing list of our most vulnerable citizens. Despite the fanfare of the special summit on Dec 4 after the unnecessary death of Jonathon Corrie on the doorsteps of […]

Government censors housing debate

Priority Daíl Questions on homeless crisis censored - Richard Boyd Barrett. Government attempting to cover-up its responsibility and shift blame, as homeless and housing crisis spirals further out of control.

Government censors housing debate

Priority Daíl Questions on homeless crisis censored – Richard Boyd Barrett Government attempting to cover-up its responsibility and shift blame, as homeless and housing crisis spirals further out of control. In a statement, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, for the People Before Profit Alliance, has condemned as “disgraceful” the decision to disallow priority questions he submitted […]

Rent allowance caps: PBP TD slams announcement by Tanaiste

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Rent allowance caps: PBP TD slams announcement by Tanaiste

In a statement this afternoon People Before Profit TD, Richard Boyd Barrett, has slammed the announcement that Minister Joan Burton will not be raising the rent allowance caps. The Rent Allowance caps are currently totally inadequate and do not come near to the actual rents across the country.  Rents are rising at an average rate […]