Former Sinn Fein housing minister questioned by SDLP after tweeting criticism of lack of social homes on-line
Sinn Fein MP Caral Ni Chuilin, who as soon as held the ministerial position of the housing division, has come beneath heavy criticism from the SDLP after she denounced the dearth of social housing on Twitter.
s Ni Chuilin sparked the response after he tweeted, “Think about dwelling in a 3 bed room home along with your mother, grandfather and three siblings. No privateness, no hope of discovering appropriate lodging. That is the rule somewhat than the exception for a lot of households in North Belfast. “
She then labeled the NI Housing Government, including that the group “was failing in its statutory responsibility and wanted to finish housing inequalities.”
Think about dwelling in a 3 bed room home along with your siblings Ma, Da, Granda and three. No privateness, no hope of getting an appropriate dwelling. That is the rule somewhat than the exception for a lot of households in North Belfast. @nihecommunity breach of their authorized obligation and the necessity to put an finish to housing inequalities # Siné
– CarÃ¡l 😷 NÃ ChuilÃn-Nigh do lÃ¡mha â ???? (@CaralNiChuilin) March 11, 2021
The North Belfast MP served as DfC minister whereas his celebration colleague Deirdre Hargey took a break on account of a well being concern and has since returned to the submit.
Responding to Ms Ni Chuilin’s tweet, SDLP’s Mark H Durkan tweeted: “Says the latest Minister for Housing, whose celebration colleague is at the moment Minister.”
Mr. Durkan’s tweet was accompanied by the hashtags: #rulingbyfooling # spinféin.
SDLP chief Colum Eastwood then added his personal perspective, including to Mr Durkan’s remark, posting: “Some craic!”
South Belfast MP Matthew O’Toole additionally responded by tweeting: “Cáral, you had been actually Minister for Housing three months in the past.”
Sinn Fein and the housing supervisor had been invited to remark.