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Politicians must choose the people or the market on housing crisis says Farrell

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Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs must decide if they are "on the side of Fine Gael and private developers", or on the side of the homeless, tenants, and "those struggling to find an affordable home".

Scrap the presidency or sell it to the highest bidder

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On August 28, the St Vincent de Paul reported a 20 per cent increase in calls for “back to school help”. The same day, the man presiding over the housing crisis, Minister Eoghan Murphy, announced the election date for the most lucrative Irish political post - the presidency - with a salary of €325,507 plus untold expenses.

The housing crisis is also a crisis of student accommodation

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Galway mayor, Labour city councillor, and the party's Galway West General Election candidate, Níall McNelis, grabbed national headlines early this week, intervening to prevent an assault in the city centre. Yet Galwegians will not have been surprised by his instinct to 'step up' when witnessing someone in need.

An autumn of political challenges and discontent awaits

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The sight of the politicians gathering for their annual ‘think-ins’ is one of the signs the summer is over. As with the country as a whole, the Government has had a generally good summer with a post-referendum boost and generally strong economic performance to buoy it. However, the autumn will bring its challenges and it may not all be plain sailing.

Monksland set to remain part of South Roscommon

 

McFadden calls for new Government agency in Athlone

Athlone-based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden has again called on the government to locate a newly proposed government agency in Athlone.

Galway Simon chief fears council will not deliver 400 homes needed by year’s end

The latest figures released last week by the Department of Housing for April showed a fourfold increase in the number of families in emergency accommodation in the West of Ireland compared to April 2017. There was a 60% increase in the number of adults in emergency accommodation over the same period.

West side of Athlone being left behind, says McFadden

Athlone based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden has called on Minister Eoghan Murphy to designate the west side of Athlone as a pilot area for urban regeneration as part of the Ireland 2040 framework.

Private landlords need more support, says IPAV

The Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers says disproportionate regulation of private landlords is the primary cause of the trend to let homes to tourists rather than long term tenants. The issue was flagged in the latest Daft.ie report.

IPOA calls for fairer treatment of private landlords

The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) has expressed concern regarding legislative proposals from Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

 

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