A meeting about housing rights for the people of the Gaeltacht organised will take place tonight (Sat) in Scioból an Phobail, Anagaire at 7pm.
A number of speakers will address the meeting and refreshments will be served.
The aim of the meeting is to see what are the housing needs of the local gaeltacht area and to develop a local policy on housing.
Local county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig has commended those for organising the meting.
“I hope that this meeting is the first step in the building of a housing campaign in the Gaeltacht, uniting all those progressive forces campaigning on the housing crisis. We have to find real, practical and progressive solutions to the housing crisis in the Gaeltacht and protect the Irish language while doing so.
“We need to challange the economic and political powers that have lead to the housing crisis. I also want to state my support for a policy of compulsory purchase of holiday homes in the area, that are not in productive use, to house people in our area who badly need those houses.
?Change will not come from politicians, it will come from the streets. The Dublin government’s housing for all policy is a disgrace and does not meet the needs of the Gaeltacht or the county as a whole.
“We have to make sure that the Gaeltacht is thriving and healthy in the future and not just a playground for holiday makers. Fair play to the organisers. We need a housing campaign here in the Gaeltacht.”