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22/09/2017

Govt Urged To Commit To 50,000 Social Housing Units

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has called on the government to urgently initiate a major local-authority led programme to generate 50,000 social housing units over the next five years.

Congress has also urged the government to introduce measures to penalise 'land hoarding', speed the planning process and create a new rental model for Ireland.

Launching a campaign aimed at tackling the housing and homeless crisis, Congress President Sheila Nunan said that government must now take the lead on social housing provision, through the local authorities.

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