Major Protest Outside The Dáil Over Housing Crisis

Elaine Stenson
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Radical changes to the government’s housing policies will be called for at a protest in Dublin today.

The ‘Raise the Roof’ rally will look to highlight the growing homeless crisis as well as issues within the private rental market.

It’s being held outside the Dáil at around lunchtime, with a coalition of groups and parties involved – including the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Sinn Fein and The Union of Students in Ireland.

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Organisers are urging people to come along and show their support.

Homelessness campaigner Fr Peter McVerry says people are fed up with the lack of progress in tackling issues around housing:

“The government have admitted that the problem is just going to continue to get worse for the foreseeable future – so it’s, first of all, a protest and way of saying to the government ‘Your policies are not working – clearly they’re not working and we need you to revisit review those policies and produce policies that will work.”