Sunday February 16, 2020

Home is where the vote is: the electoral battle over housing

Everywhere they canvass, politicians are facing questions about the housing crisis and the plight of homeless people

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
19th January, 2020
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Politicians faced many housing-related stories on the doors last week. Picture: PA

Last Tuesday, Fiona Byrne got home at 10.50pm. She was freezing cold as she walked in the door and went straight to bed, but she couldn’t shake a particular thought.

“I was thinking, what's going to happen tonight? Am I going to wake up and someone else is dead?” she told Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin as he canvassed Wheatfield estate in Clondalkin last Wednesday afternoon.

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