A Day of Action was observed on June 17 on the call of the Community Action Tenants Union of Ireland. The COVID-19 lockdown has worsened the plight of tenants and homeless people in Irish cities
Latest figures from Ireland’s Department of Housing show that 10,305 people were registered as homeless in March, including 3,821 children. This number has spiked from nearly 3,000 in 2014.
The Connolly Youth Movement interrupted an event attended by the prime minister, claiming that the policies of Fine Gael government, especially in the housing sector, have been destroying the country.
Dublin and several other cities have been facing an unprecedented housing crisis characterised by flat lining of property prices, rise in house rents, forceful evictions, etc.