Sinn Féin TD for Cavan-Monaghan Pauline Tully has urged all TDs to back the party's motion in the Dáil tonight that aims to scrap the Government's concrete block levy plans. She added that the plan is flawed and risks making the housing crisis in Cavan, Monaghan and north Meath even worse.
Deputy Tully highlighted how the scheme was "badly designed" and will see people living in homes with defects as well as first time buyers will see their house prices soar. The Society of Chartered Surveyors has also warned that the scheme could see €4,000 added to the price of a house.
"It is totally unacceptable that these homeowners and buyers should be expected to foot the bill for the concrete blocks scandal. This is hitting ordinary people's pockets, at a time when they are already struggling with sky high housing costs due to this government's failure to tackle the growing housing crisis in Cavan, Monaghan, north Meath and across the State," said Deputy Tully.
"Our motion calls for the Government to hold those actually responsible for housing defects to account. It calls for a defects levy that instead focuses on the banks, the profits of big developers and those responsible for defects. I am urging all TDs to back our motion and stand with ordinary homeowners and buyers to ensure that they are not subjected to the Government's deeply flawed and unfair scheme.