FF proposal to use State & Local Authority owned lands to
kick-start development of affordable homes scuppered
Local TD and Fianna Fáil Housing Spokesperson, Darragh O’Brien has said that Fine Gael-Sinn Féin political game playing has utterly failed the working families who are struggling to buy their own home in the midst of Ireland’s housing crisis.
The Deputy was commenting yesterday following Fianna Fáil’ Private Members Business motion which was defeated after Sinn Féin and Fine Gael joined forces to vote against it.
O’Brien said, “The last Affordable Housing Scheme was abolished by the Fine Gael-Labour Government in 2011, and now this worthwhile proposal to increase the supply of homes has been blocked by a new Fine Gael-Sinn Féin alliance.
“This Government has categorically failed to deliver a single affordable home and Sinn Féin seems pretty content to support that inaction to continue.
“Countless young people and families across Fingal struggling to purchase their own home but neither Fine Gael or Sinn Féin are willing to make an tangible effort to improve this dyer situation.
“Sinn Féin is not remotely interested in pushing Fine Gael to follow through on its commitment to expedite the delivery of affordable homes. It was a complete contradiction to vote against the Fianna Fáil proposal and by teaming up to block it in Dáil Éireann both these parties have exposed their attitude towards working people wishing to purchase their own house.
“Playing party politics with the lives of young people and families in the North County,” he concluded.