Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has called on all TDs including those elected in Friday’s by-election to support the no confidence motion in the Minister for Housing next week as this government has run out of time and ideas to tackle the housing crisis.
Speaking during leaders’ questions in the Dáil today Deputy Ó Broin said:
“This morning’s newspapers are once again filled with horror stories of the impact of the government’s housing policy on children across the State.
“The government’s housing policy is now in is fourth year and is simply not delivering.
“The problem has gotten worse and for the many families, young people and pensioners their housing situation is grimmer than ever.
“Sinn Féin will wholeheartedly support the motion of no confidence in the Minister for Housing next week.
“All opposition TDs including those elected in this Fridays by-election have to make it clear where they stand. Are they on the side of homeless children or on the side of Minister Eoghan Murphy?
“By-election candidates need to make clear where they stand on this issue so the voters can decide whether to vote for candidates who support Eoghan Murphy and Rebuilding Ireland, or those who want a housing policy that meets the needs of those waiting for social and affordable homes.
“Fianna Fáil need to stop hiding behind Brexit as an excuse for doing their job and must start holding this government to account. It is time for Fianna Fáil to decide who’s side they are on, those struggling through the housing crisis or Minister Murphy?