Anger as Government defeats the Anti-Evictions Bill

An AAA – PBF bill put before the Dail was narrowly defeated yesterday. The final vote count was 51 51 and the casting vote by Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail resulted in support for the Government.  Home Sweet Home the housing campaign who were responsible for taking over Apollo House in Dublin last month condemned the Government for voting down the bill claiming that this decision would result in many more people nationwide becoming homeless.

The bill sought to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 in a number of ways. For example it would have removed the sale of property as a grounds for terminating a tenancy.

This has not only happened in Dublin but in  Limerick also  Read more at the