Housing Assistance Payments
Local & Euro Elections 2019: Green Surge & Lacklustre Performance for Political Establishment
A very significant surge for the Greens, huge loss of seats for Sinn Fein, and losses for the Left were the headline stories of Local and European Elections May 2019. While the elections absolutely did not represent any ringing endorsement for the Government or political establishment, the combination of the impact of a late Greens surge, and a low turnout amongst the harder pressed sections of the working class, impinged significantly on the Left’s vote.
Homelessness rises as rents shoot up
Rents have risen by 36% since 2011