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DÁIL SPEECH ON THE INTRODUCTION OF THE RIGHT TO HOUSING BILL

The purpose of this Bill is to begin the process to allow for a referendum to be held for the electorate to decide on the insertion of a right to housing into Article 45 of Bunreacht Na hÉireann. The wording put forward in the Bill reads: “The State recognises the common good as including the right to adequate and appropriate housing and shall guarantee that right through its laws, policies and the prioritisation of resources, with particular regard to children.”

BROUGHAN’S BILL ON RIGHT TO HOUSING

Today, June 26th, Deputy Broughan will introduce the Thirty-Ninth Amendment to the Constitution (Right to Housing) Bill 2019. The Bill seeks to amend Article 45 of the Constitution, the Directive Principles of Social Policy with the following insertion in Section 5 “The State recognises the common good as including the right to adequate and appropriate housing and shall guarantee that right through its laws, policies and the prioritisation of resources, with particular regard to children.”

BLOG FOR WEEK ENDING MAY 10TH

The Dáil returned this week following the Easter break. On Tuesday, I continued my meetings with the Office of Parliamentary Legal Advisers (OPLA) as we work on progressing a Private Members’ Bill. On Wednesday morning, I attended a briefing in Buswells by the Housing Alliance, which is a collaboration of six of the biggest Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) in Ireland comprising Clúid Housing, Circle Voluntary Housing Association, Co-operative Housing Ireland, Oaklee Housing, Respond and Tuath Housing. The Alliance is calling for more social and affordable homes and for AHB’s to be permitted to provide affordable mortgages for young families.