People Before Profit is going to describe the problem with housing instead of dealing with the solutions.
That is according to Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin North-West Paul McAuliffe, who was speaking ahead of a motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien.
People Before Profit said that the party put forward the motion because the housing crisis has worsened even further since Minister O’Brien’s appointment in 2020.
Deputy McAuliffe is defending his party's record on housing and says they're boosting supply.
"I think what we have done over the last 30 months of being in government is put in place many of the solutions that will deliver public housing on public land and deliver homes for everybody in Ireland", he said.
"What's clear from People Before Profit's perspective is that they have no ideas."
Deputy McAuliffe said that the party is going to "waste a week" by bringing the motion forward.
'A complete failure'
Last month, a report by Daft.ie found that rents in Dublin had soared by 14% in the space of only a year amid a “dramatic fall off” in supply.
Speaking to Newstalk, People Before Profit Paul Murphy TD explained why he believes a vote is needed.
“We now have record house prices; we have record rents and we have record levels of homelessness”, he said.
“It’s absolutely clear that the Government’s approach to housing is a complete failure."
“It has achieved only one thing which is to channel public money into the hands of big corporate landlords and big private developers.”
Taoiseach Micheál Martin is asserting that increasing supply 'rapidly' is the way out of the current crisis.
"A whole range of options have continued to be pursued by government", he said.
"In 2023, we are looking to create a number of social and affordable houses on public lands with a more accelerated planning process, as the Minister has announced in the Dáil this week."
It is not an argument that Solidarity-PBP accepts.
“In the first six months of this year, there were less than 700 new homes built by local authorities,” Deputy Murphy said.
“That’s the bottom line in terms of actual delivery of public housing.”