Sinn Féin TD for Louth Gerry Adams has urged people from Louth to support the ‘Raise the Roof’ demonstration which will take place at Leinster House on 3rd October at 12.30pm.
Gerry Adams said;
“The Raise the Roof rally unites political parties, trade unions, student’s unions, housing agencies, community and campaign groups who share the same aim of demanding action from the Government on the housing crisis.
“In the past week we saw how Fianna Fáil TDs, including Declan Breathnach, sided with the Government and private developers against those in housing need.
“They failed to support the Sinn Féin motion of no confidence in Minister Eoghan Murphy, a Minister who has presided over unprecedented levels of homelessness and who consistently refuses to regulate the rental market.
“Sinn Féin will publish its alternative Budget on Tuesday 2nd October. In it we have budgeted for a 3 year rent freeze and tax relief for of 8.3% per annum for renters for 3 years. This amounts to one month’s rent back per year.
“In Louth the average rent price was €905 in 2017. This year it has risen to €983 per month. People in Louth are on a treadmill of working simply to fill the coffers of their landlord.
“Our proposals are fully costed. Sinn Féin has the political will to deliver for people who are struggling, people currently locked out of the housing market.
“I will be joined at Raise the Roof by Dundalk councillors Ruairí Ó Murchú and Anne Campbell.”