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

19th January, 2020
Home is where the vote is: the electoral battle over housing
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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