Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on housing and homelessness ahead of the election – TheJournal.ie

WITH THE GENERAL election less than a week away, TheJournal.ie has been asking each political party for their positions on a variety of issues affecting people across Ireland. 

Throughout the rest of the campaign, we’ll be publishing their responses on issues that matter. So far, we have published Q&A pieces on cycling policy, insurance and agriculture.

Over the past few years, the homelessness and housing crisis in Ireland has continued to deepen. Figures for December showed that 9,731 people were in emergency accommodation, including 6,309 adults and 3,422 children. 

Looking at housing, the latest quarterly index from the Residential Tenancies Board, published in December, found that the average rent for a home in Ireland was now €1,243 per month.

So, with those figures in mind, where do Ireland’s political parties stand on the issues ahead of general election 2020? 

We asked each party a series of questions…

Fine Gael: In response

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