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Far away fields are no greener

Posted on June 30, 2019 by Karina Timothy

Karina Timothy

You’d be forgiven sometimes for thinking the housing crisis exists only within the confines of the M50. Yet the issue is alive and kicking here in the West. I’ve been working in Threshold for 12 years. In that time, we have moved from a dark, pokey office to a bright, modern, clean office just off Eyre Square. The office is a pleasant place for our clients and staff alike. Every bus in Galway stops just outside our door which helps our footfall. Our client base has expanded, and the issues …

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Why We Need a Right to Housing

Posted on May 29, 2019 by Patricia King

In the aftermath of the recent elections, it was instructive to hear complaints from government TDs on the frequency with which the housing crisis had surfaced on the doorsteps. Many cited it as a factor in the government’s somewhat underwhelming performance.   The surprise is that they were surprised.   Perhaps they missed the fact that on May 18 - just one week before polling - up to 20,000 people marched through Dublin on a housing protest organised by Raise the Roof.   And it wasn’t …

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