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Gardaí shut down the street in front of government buildings to block #RaiseTheRoof demonstrators today, as a motion calling for rent regulation, investment in public housing and a referendum on the right to a home was debated. Thousands packed the streets nearby instead.
Thousands turn out for the #RaiseTheRoof rally, from Dublin's Lord Mayor to people in Direct Provision, demanding solutions to Ireland's housing crisis. Many spoke of facing homelessness themselves, or said they were there because they knew a family affected. #HousingCrisis
Maya (22) came from Galway for #RaiseTheRoof with a family friend, who took her in after being told her baby would be put in care if she couldn't get housing. Maya said she is homeless nearly 2 years now and had to quit college, living in hostels or on couches with her daughter.
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1/ Wanna hear my idea on solving the #HousingCrisis in the UK? Not Brexit related and needs some development but the principle I think is sound...
2/ Here ya go... At the moment the UK spends £16.7 bn a year in housing benefits.

Often this goes to pay rent in the private sector to a landlord who already has their own home and theyve taken out a second
3/ mortgage and bought a SECOND property to rent to the local council.

Homeless people or people on low incomes get housing benefit and instead of helping the person who doesnt own a home, the housing benefit
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💰(1) @realDonaldTrump was being KIND when he called @SenFeinstein #SneakyDianneFeinstein it should’ve been slimy. For 40 yrs everyone’s turned a blind eye while she and hubby rob America blind and that’s no exaggeration. Let’s just start with America, Global will be later ⚖️
(2) If you didn’t know #SneakyDianneFeinstein is married to Richard aka Dick Blum he’s a billionaire however sweet, little, Dianne is a measly millionaire BUT together they just happen to be #slumlords they made a killing during the housing crisis!
(3) #SneakyDianneFeinstein has funny habit of always saying “she has no idea what her husband is doing” or it’s silly anyone could think there’s a conflict of interest. To help cope with all these unpleasant details we’ll use her own financial disclosures #slumlord #seabove
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