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48 TDs are landlords according to Dail register

Aug 24, 2022 10:08 By Shannonside News
48 TDs are landlords according to Dail register 48 TDs are landlords according to Dail register
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A further 29 Senators also have a stake in a property or land holding.

The Irish Times reports 48 TDs own rental properties or land while 29 Senators also have a stake in a property or land holding.

It comes as Fianna Fail deputy Robert Troy is under increasing pressure over his failure to fully declare details of his property interests on the Dáil register.

There have been calls for the Minister of State to step down and he has said he is happy to address the controversy when the Dail returns next month.

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Socialist Party TD Mick Barry says it's time there was a clear out of landlords from Leinster House as they only vote to suit themselves.

This was seen most dramatically, when the Daíl decided to end the ban on evictions in the midst of a chronic housing crisis

The month on month rise in the numbers forced to live in emergency accommodation is the direct result of that decision.

It wouldn't be a silver bullet for the housing crisis but it would be a good start.

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