Ivana Bacik Says Housing Is He...


Ivana Bacik Says Housing Is Her Top Priority In First Day As TD

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The Labour Party's newest TD says she's "honoured and excited" to represent her home constituency in the Dail for the first time.

Ivana Bacik, who topped the poll in the Dublin Bay South by-election, will be formally welcomed to the Dail today.

The Labour TD received a 30% share of the first preference votes in the first count and was elected after the ninth.

Deputy Bacik says housing is a "core priority" of hers.

"The first thing I hope to speak on in the Dail will be the issue of housing."

She said she wants to see better protection for renters and protection against rent rises.

"I also want to see a provision for better quality of life, things such as the right to rent an unfurnished home."

The incoming deputy says she's feeling overwhelmed and grateful ahead of her first day in office.

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