A motion of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy is to be debated in the Dáil next Tuesday 1 year ago

A motion of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy is to be debated in the Dáil next Tuesday

"We need to stand together, and we need to get these people out of Government."

A motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy will be debated in the Dáil on Tuesday 25 September.

This follows weeks of unrest surrounding the housing crisis, fuelled by the fact that homelessness figures are growing month on month.

Sinn Féin took to Facebook to share the news.

"Almost 10,000 people are currently homeless, including almost 4,000 children. We say enough is enough," the post reads.

"Sinn Féin is calling time on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael's housing chaos. In five days time, our motion of no confidence in Minister Murphy will be debated in the Dáil."

Some two weeks ago, Sinn Féin confirmed they planned to table a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy this term.

At their meeting in Cavan on Monday, 3 September, party leader Mary Lou McDonald accused the government of "failing" the homeless, those who are renting and people striving to own a home.

On their website, Sinn Féin also posted a piece outlining that "if in government", they would "deliver a housing blueprint for this island that makes boom and bust property cycles, housing waiting lists, homelessness and environmentally-unsound housing, things of the past."

They also propose an enormous social housing build programme entitled 'Project 100,000' which aims to increase the social and affordable housing stock and eradicate huge housing lists by 2030.

Speaking on Today with Miriam recently, Minister Murphy defended his post by claiming that the current housing problem in Ireland is merely "a very acute supply problem", one which he claims is currently being rectified by the building of social housing.

On Tuesday of this week, Margaret Cash – the woman whose photo of her five children asleep in a Garda Station went viral earlier this year – spoke at a protest over Traveller Accommodation outside the Dail.

She called on the minister to resign as she vowed to keep protesting over the housing crisis.

"They could hand me a house tomorrow and I still won't shut my mouth," she said to the crowd. "Someone else needs to get in there and fix this. We are in the biggest homeless crisis in Ireland in years and years and nobody seems to care.

"I call on Eoghan Murphy to resign."

"Why do people think that this is alright? You walk down Grafton Street and there are people thrown like bags of dirt in sleeping bags. What makes this Government think that that's okay? Why do they think that they're any better than us?

"At the end of the day, we all have a human right to be housed, and they choose who they give the houses to.

"There are houses boarded up all over south Dublin, and they're keeping them - what are they keeping them for?

"As far as I can see, the Government don't care about anybody but themselves."