44 eviction notices issued in Q3

Sinn Féin TD Pauline Tully has called on the Minister for Housing to immediately introduce an emergency response to rising levels of homelessness.

The call was made as the Residential Tenancies Board reported 4,518 eviction notices were issued to tenants in Q3 of this year, with 44 to tenants in Cavan and 27 in Monaghan during this period.

“In the absence of the Government providing an adequate supply of social and affordable homes, the high number of eviction notices is leading to increased homeless presentations and increased homelessness,” said the Cavan-Monaghan deputy who called for an emergency package of measures to address the growing homeless crisis.

“The fact that not a single new measure was included in Budget 2024 to reduce homelessness shows that the Government’s actions don’t match their words on the homelessness crisis.

“The recent RTB report is yet another wake-up call that the Government needs to act, and act urgently, if they want to avoid further rises in homelessness in the months ahead.”