Words: Eva O’Beirne
“Ireland 2022, when a TD can end up homeless!!!”
Former Sinn Féin TD Violet-Anne Wynne has announced on social media that she and her six children are homeless. She is temporarily renting a holiday home.
In a video posted on Twitter yesterday, the Clare TD said she remains hopeful for a positive outcome and that her family will find a suitable home. She emphasised that the housing crisis is a major problem in Ireland and in her home county of Clare.
“I know at the time of the notice to quit, even finding hotel space was extremely difficult and the holiday home was the only answer for our family but it is not a sustainable solution for our family, so we remain hopeful and hopefully we do get good news,” Wynne said in the video.
She said her family would ideally need a four-bed home.
In February, Wynne quit Sinn Féin claiming she has been subjected to “psychological warfare”.
As Wynne is still a TD, she is paid €101,193 per year, and is also entitled to €31,365 a year in travel and accommodation allowances.
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