03 Dec 2021

Campaign in Carlow sees posters saying 'People Need to Live Here' stuck on vacant properties

A powerful message

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A picture of the properties on Barrack Street where campaigners stuck the posters

A campaign in Carlow has seen posters saying "People Need to Live Here" stuck on vacant properties in the town. 

Local election candidate for People Before Profit, Adrienne Wallace, said: "Myself and activists from PBP in Carlow have pasted these posters over vacant properties to highlight just how little is being done to address the housing crisis.

"There are over 1,400 vacant houses in Carlow and over 1,000 on the social housing list.

"Solutions are literally staring us in the face. We are constantly calling on the FG/FF Government and Carlow Council to start using Compulsory Purchase Orders to bring these homes into use."

She added: "The hoarding of property is pushing up houses prices by continuing to allow it to happen developers greed is being put before people's need.

"A whole generation of Carlovians are being raised without the security of a roof over their heads.

"This is not acceptable and we will keep building people power movements to get the Government to act, it's worked on Water Charges and Repeal. We are planning a lot more activity for Carlow in the New Year."

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