Solidarity is about bringing together all the emerging campaigns and movements against inequality and injustice, and building a new political alternative, to fight for a left government. If we are to deliver real change, we will need to build a new party, for the millions not the millionaires.
This morning outside Gandon House Solidarity TDs Mick Barry, Ruth Coppinger and Paul Murphy launched the Planning & Development (Amendment) Bill 2017 which aims to prevent the installation of anti-homeless devices, or so-called 'defensive architecture'. This has seen public buildings and companies in city centres install spikes, sprinklers, studs and bars which are intended to deter rough sleepers.
"Is this campaign against the homeless what Varadkar pays €5million for?" TD accuses Taoiseach of spin campaign
This week has seen a number of public comments on the housing and homelessness crisis by senior politicians and high ranking officials in state agencies responsible for housing and homelessness. This has led to accusations that a 'spin campaign is underway to change the narrative' on the crisis.