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Meet Cian

Cian O’Callaghan is Deputy Leader of the Social Democrats and a TD for Dublin Bay North.

Cian’s top priority is to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis. Since his election to the Dáil, he has consistently held the Government to account over their failure to deal with record levels of rents, record levels of homelessness, and the record numbers of people in their twenties and thirties still living in their childhood bedrooms.

Cian has used his time in the Dáil to present practical solutions to the housing crisis. He has put forward motions with constructive proposals on tackling vacancy and increasing homeownership. He has also introduced bills to put a stop to land speculation, increase the delivery of social and affordable homes, ban exploitative sex for rent practices and give greater protections to renters.

Cian is proud to represent the people of Dublin Bay North who have put their trust in him to fight for a better and fairer society.

We do not have time for any more excuses or promises. The status quo is not working. We need a radical change of direction. We need to build homes where children can grow up and people can grow old. Communities that will thrive and not just survive.

Cian’s Priorities

  • Radically increase the delivery of social and affordable housing.
  • Eradicate homelessness using a ‘Housing First’ strategy.
  • Increase protections for renters so they do not live in constant fear of eviction.
  • Incorporate environmental sustainability into all aspects of housing delivery and design.
  • Build cohesive communities with excellent amenities that will thrive in the years to come.

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(01) 618 3057

Dáil Éireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

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Tax breaks for landlords lack any evidence base

Giving tax breaks to landlords is a wasteful measure that lacks any evidence base, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s housing spokesperson, said: “Rents in Ireland are at record levels and continue to skyrocket. In the last year alone, rents have increased by over 10 per cent with […]

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Unlocking the Future: Social Democrats launch Alternative Budget 2024

Housing, children and climate take centre stage Read the full Alternative Budget here Housing, children and climate action are the main focus of the Social Democrats’ Alternative Budget, ‘Unlocking the Future’, which is published today. The party’s key priorities for 2024 include: Deliver 10,000 affordable homes next year – a near doubling of the Government’s […]

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Government presides over shameful rise in number of children becoming homeless

At least 5,000 tenant in-situ purchases are required this year to prevent people becoming homeless  There has been a 47 per cent rise in the number of children becoming homeless since this Government took office, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s deputy leader and housing spokesperson, said: “The […]

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