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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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