Inquest verdicts a watershed moment for Stardust families

Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan has welcomed the verdicts delivered today by the jury in the inquests into the 1981 Stardust tragedy. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is a TD for Dublin Bay North, said: “Today’s unlawful killing verdict in the case of each of the 48 victims is a watershed moment in the Stardust families’ decades-long search […]

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Skyrocketing house prices locking a generation out of home ownership

Skyrocketing house prices are locking a generation out of home ownership, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s housing spokesperson, said: “The cost of buying a home has increased by a further 6.1 per cent in the past 12 months, according to the latest Residential Property Price Index from […]

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Incoming Taoiseach’s speech on housing was big on spin but light on detail

The Taoiseach-in-waiting has political spin in spades without any discernible plan to tackle the housing crisis, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s spokesperson on housing, said: “Fine Gael’s new leader has stated that he wants to build 250,000 homes over the next five years, equating to 50,000 homes […]

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Levels of homelessness exploding under this calamitous government

Taoiseach-in-waiting Simon Harris must step up, where his predecessors have failed, and immediately introduce a ban on no-fault eviction Levels of homelessness have exploded under the watch of this calamitous government – who seem more interested in jockeying for power than solving the housing disaster, according to Social Democrats Housing Spokesperson Cian O’Callaghan. “There are […]

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Government inaction leaves residents in new developments in the lurch

What is the point of legislative scrutiny if the Government refuses to change bad plans? Government inaction is leaving residents in new developments waiting years for common areas to be taken over by local authorities, according to Social Democrats Housing Spokesperson Cian O’Callaghan. “It can take years and even decades for public spaces in newer […]

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Government rejects affordable housing zoning amendment

The Government is continuing to ignore practical solutions to the housing crisis, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s housing spokesperson, said: “People across Ireland are suffering the consequences of a chronic lack of affordable housing. “Rents are at record levels, houses prices are higher than their Celtic Tiger […]

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Prime Time report to detail the lived experiences of locked out generation

Tonight’s RTÉ Prime Time special will shed important light on the lived experiences of Ireland’s locked out generation, according to Social Democrats TD Cian O’Callaghan. Deputy O’Callaghan, who is the party’s housing spokesperson, said: “Too often, the housing crisis is viewed through the bleak figures and statistics we have unfortunately become so accustomed to. However, […]

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