Stop the Great Dublin Land Giveaway protest

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On May 9th there was a protest against the giveaway of public land to private interests, outside Dublin City Hall.  As part of the "Housing Land Initiative" Dublin City Council is threating to hand land across Dublin - in O'Devaney Garden, St Michael's Estate and Oscar Traynor Road - over to private developers.

Activists are calling on Dublin City Councillors to:
1. Halt the Housing Land Initiative
2. In St Michael's estate and O'Devaney Gardens, ensure regeneration committee are re-established and consulted prior to all decisions,
3. In O'Devaney Gardens, build homes on-site for remaining residents before making remaining residents leave their current homes
4. Use all three sites to build cross-subsidised public housing that's accessible to all income groups evenly, with those who earn more paying higher rent.

WHAT IS THE HOUSING LAND INITIATIVE?
The "housing land initiative" hands public land across Dublin over to private developers, to build homes that will include 30% social housing "affordable private rental" units and "affordable starter homes" - with all profit going to the developers

WE WANT TO STOP THE HOUSING LAND INITIATIVE BECAUSE;
1. It constitutes a massive reduction in the social housing on each of the sites.
2. The "affordable starter homes" at E250,000, will be affordable to only the richest 25%
3. The "affordable rental" scheme involves huge subsidies from the state to landlords
4. It is wrong to give away public land - one of our most valuable assets - to developers.
Activists are planning further actions and demos to highlight this issue and stop the giveaway to private capitalist developers.

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