Protest About Housing Crisis To Take Place On Saturday

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A PROTEST rally is to take place tomorrow (Saturday) in Tralee about the housing crisis in Ireland.

The ‘Housing is a Human Right’ protest, organised by the National Homeless and Housing Coalition, will see people gather at The Horan Centre at 1pm followed by a march to The Square.


Speakers at The Square will include Bridget Quilligan (Kerry Travelers Health and Community Development Project), Robert Carey (Supporting those dealing with reposession issues) among others.

The National Homeless and Housing Coalition demands are:

1. Declare the housing and homelessness crisis an emergency.

2. Provide a minimum of 10,000 units per year. No to privatisation – Build public houses on public land.

3. Make housing a Constitutional right.

4. End evictions, bank repossessions and sell off to vulture funds.

5. Legislate for real security of tenure, real rent control and affordable rents.

6. End B&B and hotel emergency accommodation. Improve Emergency accommodation facilities and security for all in need.

This protest is being organised in support of the National Homeless and Housing Coalition march which takes place from 1pm at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin on April 7.


  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    Build Council estates like they did in the 1980’s.

  2. Matty O'Leary says:

    Native Irish people should be priority for social housing in Ireland or what is the point in building at all!

  3. It really gets the noggin jogging when you realize that the housing crisis has been going on for years and there is no political will to fix it.