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Moves to restrict the use of houses and apartments for AirBnB purposes is a "step in the right direction", but the housing crisis will only be solved with "building more social and affordable housing".
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".
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.
The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) has expressed concern regarding legislative proposals from Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.
The housing crisis in Galway city is worsening with 17 new families joining the homeless list in the city over the past eight weeks.
Many apartments in the city centre being run as Air B&Bs are not paying commercial rates or water charges, but are instead “reaping the benefits” of the hard work of rate payers in the accommodation industry in Galway.
Galway City Council has been accused of having “the worst record for social housing nationwide” having built “no social housing at all” and having acquired “the lowest number of units” in the State.
Commitments by the Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to bring forward an affordable housing scheme are welcome, but to have any real effect, the scheme must come into operation “as soon as possible”.
People Before Profit (PBP) Mayo will hold a public meeting on housing and homelessness at 8pm on Tuesday, March 20 in the Station House Hotel in Ballina.
Giving local authorities sole discretion to set the property tax after 2019 will result in a hike in the tax, but conversely, will also "result in less funding" being provided from central coffers to fund local services.