Saturday 20 October 2018

Raise the Roof taps into people power in bid to ease national emergency

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Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

The Government's defeat in the Dáil on a motion calling for the housing crisis to be declared a national emergency is unlikely to have tangible consequences - but it is a powerful symbolic blow.

With thousands taking to the streets on a weekday afternoon protesting against homelessness and housing, the message couldn't have been clearer: people have had enough.

The cross-section who attended the Raise the Roof protest was a sign the effects of the housing crisis are uncontained; people from all walks of life are affected.

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