Eoin Ó Broin

Eoin Ó Broin

For Travellers, prejudice is an insidious killer

For Travellers, prejudice is an insidious killer

The fact Peter Casey, a presidential candidate, was able to resonate so widely by trading in prejudice should surprise no one

Murphy’s numbers just don’t add up

Murphy’s numbers just don’t add up

The Minister for Housing’s monthly figures have been so distorted by political machinations that they are of little value and should be taken out of his control

Much hoped for housing budget failed to materialise

Much hoped for housing budget failed to materialise

At a time when the social and affordable housing crisis is deepening and public anger is rising, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil saw fit to increase the capital budget on housing by a mere 6.5 per cent

Housing policy hits a new low

Housing policy hits a new low

Like so much of the government’s housing policy since the publication of Rebuilding Ireland, the grandeur of the Land Development Agency announcement quickly starts to fade when you examine the details

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