05/08/2021

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'Time to take a stand against evictions', says Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy

MEP Matt Carthy

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy

Sinn Féin has announced its intention to set up anti-eviction campaigning groups across the State in response to the increasing incidences of evictions from family homes.

Speaking from Brussels today, Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy said that what happened in Strokestown was appalling and should never happen again to any other family.

“It’s time to take a stand for family homes, for renters and for everyone affected by this government’s housing chaos,” he added.

“The banks and the vultures have for too long been given free rein by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

“It is clear that it will require a broad coalition of ordinary people and communities to defeat the alliance of bankers, landlords and the political establishment.

“That is why Sinn Féin will be on the road from early January meeting with communities with a view to setting up anti-eviction campaign groups.

“Enough is enough – it’s time to take a stand to stop evictions. I urge everyone to get active in the campaign.”

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