November 8, 2023
Government bury their heads in the sand as Darragh O’Brien belligerently doubles down on failed housing policy – Eoin Ó Broin TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing, Eoin Ó Broin TD, has accused the government of collectively burying their heads in the sand and the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien of belligerently doubling down on his failed housing plan.

The Dublin Mid West TD was commenting after the Government tonight voted to reject Sinn Féin’s solutions to the housing and homeless crises, adding that the vote was further proof that only a change of Government will undo the damage of decades of bad Fiana Fáil and Fine Gael housing policy.

Teachta Ó Broin said:

“Sinn Féin once again came to the Dáil this week with solutions to the Government’s failed housing policy.

“We pleaded with the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien and the Government to realise that only a radical change of direction will address the deepening housing crisis.

“Instead, the government collectively chose to bury their heads in the sand, while the Minister for Housing belligerently doubled down on his appalling housing targets.

“Anybody who listened to the Minister’s contribution during the debate will have been deeply dismayed. The Minister offered no new solutions to the housing and homeless crises unravelling under his watch. He has given up, and clearly out of ideas and out of time.

“Tonight’s vote is further proof that, despite Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael having had all the time they needed to tackle the housing crisis, they are never going to do so.

“Only a change of government and a change of housing policy will allow us to start cleaning up the mess of decades of bad Fiana Fáil and Fine Gael housing policy.”

  • Delivering Affordable Homes, Sinn Féin’s Alternative Budget for Housing 2024, can be read here.
  • Sinn Féin’s Dáil motion can be read here.

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