Monday 16 January 2017

Having a home is a basic human right that thousands in our State are denied

Niamh Randall

Published 23/03/2016 | 02:30

'The extent of the crisis demands that the new Cabinet includes a senior Minister for Housing. This minister must have full authority to address the crisis with the support and resources needed.' Stock Image
'The extent of the crisis demands that the new Cabinet includes a senior Minister for Housing. This minister must have full authority to address the crisis with the support and resources needed.' Stock Image

The housing and homeless crisis has become so critical, affecting every region and community around Ireland, that it is now a red-line issue.

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It is nearly a month since the election took place and we still don't have a government.

We still don't have a viable and comprehensive plan to get a grip on the growing crisis. We still have nothing to offer people stuck in emergency accommodation, or who have no option but to sleep rough simply because they cannot access the housing they need to make a home.

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