3 September 2018
"It's time for the Housing Minister to go"
Sinn Féin to table no confidence motion in Housing Minister
“The policy of this government is failing the homeless, failing those renting and those who strive to own a home. We now have a generation of workers who will never afford to own a home.” - Mary Lou McDonald TD
Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has confirmed that the party will table a motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy as the housing crisis continues to spiral under Fine Gael.
The Dublin Central TD broke the news at the Sinn Féin annual away day in Cavan. In her opening address, deputy McDonald said that the minister is “out of touch” and homelessness has now become a “national crisis.”
Figures published by the Department of Housing show that just under 10,000 people across Ireland are homeless, with an increase of 24% since the same time last year.
“The policy of this government is failing the homeless, failing those renting and those who strive to own a home. We now have a generation of workers who will never afford to own a home”, the Sinn Féin leader told An Phoblacht.
“This is a national crisis, a scandal. It is time for the Minister to go. We will table a motion of no confidence in Minster Murphy in the coming weeks. It will be decision time. It will be decision time for the government and for Fianna Fáil” she said.
The Dáil is due to resume back later this month.
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