Dáil debates

Tuesday, 2 July 2024

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business


3:25 pm

Photo of Richard Boyd BarrettRichard Boyd Barrett (Dún Laoghaire, People Before Profit Alliance) | Oireachtas source

It is an absolute disgrace that the Taoiseach signed an order to exclude the Aungier Street site from a requirement to deliver social and affordable housing, and that that site is going to be handed over to private interests when we urgently need social and affordable housing on public sites. It really underlines the criticism of the Housing Commission report regarding the need for a radical reset of housing policy and its references to the ineffective decision-making, reactive policy and the many other criticisms that the report made of the Government’s failed housing policy. We have been asking for weeks, since even before the publication of the commission report, for a debate in this House. A very small amount of time is left before the recess. Can we have a firm commitment that we will have a discussion on that report because there are many issues, including the Aungier Street site and the failure on affordable housing, that need to be urgently discussed before this House breaks up for the summer?


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