Sinn Féin TD for Cavan-Monaghan has said rising homelessness in the constituency exposes how much worse the housing crisis is becoming under Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.
The Department of Housing today published new figures that reveal homelessness in Cavan-Monaghan has increased by almost 39% in the last two months, with 12,847 people now homeless across the state.
Teachta Tully said:
“Today a shameful new record was set as it was revealed there was almost a 39% rise in homelessness in Cavan-Monaghan since May of this year. 25 people are now homeless in the constituency.
“This includes adults and children, who are experiencing the devastating reality of the housing crisis.
“It is abundantly clear that the longer Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are in office, the worse the housing crisis is becoming. This is their appalling legacy that has heart-breaking consequences for the real people at the centre of this crisis.
“The government have been warned time and time again of the consequences of their terrible housing policies and their refusal to treat the housing crisis with the seriousness it deserves. Every day that they remain in office, this government causes more damage to the lives of ordinary people in Cavan-Monaghan and beyond.
“Sinn Féin in government would get to grips with the housing crisis to end the scandal of homelessness in Cavan-Monaghan. We would treat the issue with the seriousness it deserves, to prioritise delivering genuinely affordable homes to rent and purchase in Cavan-Monaghan. We went reinstate the eviction ban for no fault evictions, to protect renters while housing supply is increased.
“It’s time for change. It’s time for a government ready and willing to end the housing crisis in Cavan-Monaghan.”