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The Budget has failed to solve housing crisis, says Sinn Fein

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Piers Doherty said the budget failed to tackle the housing crisis, reports RTE.

“This should have been a Budget to resolve the housing crisis. But today, Minister McGrath and Minister Donohoe have failed in that regard. Today’s budget is further confirmation that they are not the ones to fix it. We needed a budget for renters. Instead, we got a Budget for landlords,”, he said, reports RTE.

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett said the government was trying to “dazzle” voters with a single move in Budget 2024.

But he said that at the end of the day, the condition of workers will be worse.

MP Dún Laoghaire said the coalition still did not want to deal with speculation from banks and energy companies.

Furthermore, Social Democrat TD Roisin Shortall expressed concern that the extra spending in the Budget would not be targeted at those who need it most.

In a speech on RTÉ’s Budget 2024, Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said the challenge for people, whether they run hospitals, businesses or schools, is the housing crisis.

“You just do not see the ambition; you do not see the plan to get us beyond this crisis. You get a sense they do not get the scale of the emergency we are facing. 21,000 social and affordable houses that is 7,300 more than the Government’s plan, so we are getting the scale of the crisis”, he said when speaking about his party’s alternative budget,” she said, reports RTE.

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien announced that the largest ever budget allocation has been made for housing.



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