Sinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty has slammed both Fine Gael and Fianna Fail saying they’re both to blame over the current housing crisis.
Speaking to the Tanaiste Leo Varadkar in the Dail, Doherty said both parties were to blame for the crisis and the Tanaiste shouldn’t act as it is something new.
Doherty told the Dail, that what was happening was nothing new and it has been happening for years.
The Sinn Fein TD went on to say: “Not only have you facilitated this Tánaiste in your party’s policies, you have actually encouraged it, incentivised it, through the taxation structure that these funds enjoy.”
“Your party gave them the tax advantage – Your party designed it, with the support of Fianna Fáil.”
“You’ve created this situation where these international investment funds are snapping up family homes and locking first time buyers out of the market.”
“Tánaiste, you created this system, you supported this system, you cheerleaded this system, you rolled out the red carpet for these funds to come in.”
Doherty’s comments came after it was revealed earlier this week that a total of 135 houses in Co Kildare were sold to an international investment group.
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