Housing crisis has not yet peaked - McDonald

Sinn Féin leader accused government of causing the housing ‘calamity’

  • May 30, 2023
Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin leader: “The government decided to end the eviction ban without a safety net in place to protect renters.”

Ireland’s housing crisis has not yet peaked with hundreds more families at risk of becoming homeless over the summer, Mary Lou McDonald has warned.

The Sinn Féin leader recounted the lived experiences of some of the individuals currently without a home, including a nurse in Bray forced to live in her car, as she challenged the Taoiseach on the Government’s housing policy.

The Dáil exchanges during Leaders’ Questions came after the number of people in emergency accommodation in Ireland reached a new record high at 12,259 in figures published last week.