Trade unions, political parties, students’ unions, housing agencies & community and campaign groups have joined forces to urge action on the housing crisis. The ‘Raise the Roof’ initiative brings together a wide range of key civil society bodies to demand radical new action on the housing crisis, including support for a rally at Leinster House on Wednesday 3rd October in advance of the budget.
The new initiative was launched today (Thursday 6th September) in Dublin.
Today's launch included representatives from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the National Homeless & Housing Coalition, the Union of Students in Ireland, the National Women’s Council and from the housing and homeless NGO sector.
Participating groups have called for support for the lunchtime rally outside Leinster House on Wednesday 3rd October, which has been organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
The rally has been called in support of an opposition party motion on housing that is scheduled to be debated in the Dáil that day.
The motion calls for radical new action on the housing crisis and is supported by Sinn Fèin, People Before Profit, the Labour Party, Solidarity, the Social Democrats and the Green Party, with others expected to add their support.