Eoin Ó Broin

Eoin Ó Broin

How the government was forced into a housing policy shift

How the government was forced into a housing policy shift

A “mad hatter’s party” was how one local described the very public row between Minister for...

Changing coalition options in a changing Dáil

Changing coalition options in a changing Dáil

The Dáil term looks set to close with a whimper, not a bang. The phoney war of words between Leo...

Time to come Together for Housing

Time to come Together for Housing

Eoin Ó Broin is a Sinn Féin TD

Ask the councils who is homeless and who isn’t – they know

Ask the councils who is homeless and who isn’t – they know

On publication of the March homeless figures Eoghan Murphy said that 600 adults and children had been removed from the count having been 'erroneously mis-categorised' by local authorities. No further explanation was provided

Government housing reports deliver old news

Government housing reports deliver old news

Eoin Ó Broin TD is Sinn Féin housing spokesperson

Why housing plan will line the pockets of investors

Why housing plan will line the pockets of investors

Not content with spending €540 million a year subsidising private rental tenants, Fine Gael is hellbent on subsiding private investment funds to build and lease back homes to the state

Classism is a big barrier to solving our housing crisis

Classism is a big barrier to solving our housing crisis

In order to justify their abandonment of large-scale public housing provision by local authorities, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael governments have crafted a discourse that demonises council estates as ghettos and ganglands

Let’s stop playing politics with the past

Let’s stop playing politics with the past

We need to learn from the McElduff debacle – but, too often, commentary on important issues has a clear political motivation

Eoin O Broin: We need radical republicanism

Eoin O Broin: We need radical republicanism

2018 will mark a significant turning point in the history of Sinn Féin

Sacrifice just covers up a dysfunctional regime

Sacrifice just covers up a dysfunctional regime

The immediate crisis has been averted for Fine Gael, but inaction and incompetence are the order of the day for whistleblowers, patients and rough sleepers

Figuring out Leo’s housing figures

Figuring out Leo’s housing figures

The recent interventions by the Taoiseach into the housing debate represent a new low. They have damaged the government’s credibility and caused widespread anger

The €50m Help to Buy money pit

The €50m Help to Buy money pit

The scheme is a failure, joining a litany of state affordability schemes of questionable value

Eyewitness report: Violence has exposed the state of Spain as a repressive regime

Eyewitness report: Violence has exposed the state of Spain as a repressive regime

As part of a monitoring team at last Sunday’s referendum in Catalonia, I saw at first hand the attacks by Spanish police on young and old alike

We need state-led public housing

We need state-led public housing

Fine Gael’s social housing plan shows a massive over-reliance on the private sector

Public housing is the only solution to the crisis

Public housing is the only solution to the crisis

Eoghan Murphy must accept that incentivising the private sector only is pointless, writes Eoin Ó Broin