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Aontú Will Launch Party Bye-election Campaign with Significant Housing Bill this Thursday

Aontú will launch Mairéad Tóibín’s Dublin Bye-Election Campaign on Thursday the 24th of June at 2.30. Mairéad will be joined by elected Aontú reps from across the country including sitting TD and leader of the party Peadar Tóibín.

 

The launch will take place 2.30 pm. At the Press Conference Aontú will launch its 15th Bill of this Dail.

 

Speaking in advance of the launch An Teachta Tóibín stated;

 

“The Aontú Bill if made law would delete the taxation advantages that were given to REITS by FG in the Residential Sector. The crisis engulfing so  many families in need of a home is in  large  part  because  FF  and  FG  are  allergic  to  building Social Housing. They instead turbo charged International Investment funds with enormous tax breaks to come into the housing market. These same Investment Funds are creating a tenant class the likes that has not been seen since Landlord days.

 

On the other hand, much of the opposition has focused just on the social housing sector  as  the  only  solution.  SF,  the  Soc  Dems,  PbP  and  the  Labour  Party  have  all  actively  prevented  thousands  of  homes  being  built  by  private  builders  in  the  middle  of  a  national  housing  emergency.  Aontú believes that both private and public sectors must be working at full tilt for this crisis to be fixed.

 

Mairéad Tóibín is a Health Care Professional who has worked as a pharmacist in Mental  Health  Services,  Addiction Services and the Nursing Home Sector in  Dublin  Bay  South  for over  15  years.  Máiréad has also  worked  as  an  Inspector  of  the  Pharmaceutical  Society  of  Ireland.  She has seen first-hand what has happened to our Health Service in that time and also, critically, over the period of the Covid Crisis. The majority of the people who have lost their lives with Covid in this state caught Covid in a Hospital or a Nursing Home. The most vulnerable have been the most exposed. It is a key element of Aontú’s Bye-Election campaign to highlight this heart-breaking disaster and push for a full public investigation into what has happened to ensure that it never happens again.

 

Previously Mairéad owned and managed two community pharmacy businesses. She knows the challenges now faced by small businesses. The livelihood of many Small Business owners and workers hang in the  balance currently because of Covid and the severity and length of the restrictions imposed by the government .  Many  businesses have  built  up  serious  debt  and  need  real  help  from the government. Restaurants and Pubs have particularly hard hit. Despite being closed for over a year, this weekend Restaurants and Pubs have been hit with the news that the serving of food and drink in outdoor spaces may in fact be illegal. Businesses hammered by the last 15 months now face the confusion of whether they have to shut down outside dining. Meanwhile indoor dining & drinking proceeds all over the rest of the EU. Mairéad will be calling for a MABs type organisation to be constituted to help many business work through significant debt and potentially fatal debt that has been built up. Mairéad is also calling for all Hospitality to be reopened under the same science and regulations immediately.  

By Aontú Press | 21 June, 2021



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