Thursday, 13 December 2018
Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions
This is more of thestatus quo.The Tánaiste talks of proposals. The Focus Ireland amendment was a sensible proposal. It provided that landlords who received tax reliefs should not be allowed to evict people into homelessness. Who in God's name could refuse to accept that? I will say who. Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could, and shame on them for doing so. The people for whom they shed crocodile tears have been put into emergency accommodation because, as legislators, those two parties have failed to accept those proposals and failed to do the responsible thing by supporting amendments that have come before the House.
Can the Tánaiste give any succour or comfort to those who cannot afford a house, who cannot afford their rent and who are living in emergency accommodation that anything will change over the next year or 18 months?