‘Wave of evictions’ likely if eviction ban lifted, says TD Paul Murphy

A tidal wave of evictions are likely to happen if the Government decides to lift the current ban in place.

That’s the view of People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy, who says although homelessness is at an all-time high, the rate of increase has slowed since its introduction.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dail yesterday that a decision on cost-of-living supports will be made in mid-February.

Deputy Murphy says the eviction ban cannot go if the Government wants to address this ‘incredible national scandal’.

“We now have 11,500 people homeless. It is an incredible national scandal.

“If you trace the evolution of the figures of the number of people homeless, the winter ban has been imposed and the rate of increase has been substantially slowed as a consequence.

“When what is the partial eviction ban is lifted on the first of April we’re going to see a tidal wave of evictions.”


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